Antonio De Marco

Short bio

Antonio De Marco is Associate Professor at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning of Politecnico di Torino, holds a Doctorate in Economics and Complexity at Collegio Carlo Alberto and a Master of Science in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He contributed to several research projects funded by the European Investment Bank, the European Patent Office, the Joint Research Center, and the European Commission.

He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and serves as reviewer for several international and national journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, the Journal of Technology Transfer, Technovation, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Management Decision, Plos One, the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Venture Capital, and IEEE Access.

His research interests are in the areas of the economics of innovation, the markets for technology, the economics of cities and urban areas, the management of intellectual property rights, and the economics of technical standards. Such topics are investigated with an empirical perspective and micro-econometric techniques. His scientific works have been published in refereed international journals such as Research Policy, the Journal of Economic Geography, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Annals of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Awards

  • Bernardo Nobile Prize, Area Science Park, 2018

Research projects

  • The European cleantech industry, the EU green deal and SME equity demand, European Investment Bank, from 2022 to 2024
  • University research funding, patenting and technological impact, European Patent Office, from 2018 to 2020
  • Investigating the capabilities and the competitiveness of the EU vis-à-vis its main competitors in developing civil technologies with critical spillovers to the defence sector, Joint Research Center, European Commission, from 2018 to 2019
  • Assessing the innovation capability of EU companies in developing dual-use technologies, Joint Research Center, European Commission, from 2017 to 2018
  • An analysis of the role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the framework programmes, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, from 2015 to 2016
  • Intellectual property lab: research initiative for the development and application of advanced techniques for patent data intelligence, Finmeccanica, from 2012 to 2015

Scientific publications

  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., PAGNINI, M., (2024), “Agglomeration economies and the Italian north-south divide”, Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press
  • DE MARCO, A., CAVIGGIOLI, F., (2024), “University technological output and industrial specialization in Italian regions”, Annals of Economics and Statistics, 153, 135-172, Association for the Development of Research in Economics and Statistics, 10.2307/48767563
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2023), “The impact of university patenting on the technological specialization of European regions: a technology-level analysis”, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 188, 122216, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.TECHFORE.2022.122216
  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., GOVERNA, F., SALONE, C., (2022), “The shift of the triangle: density and economic transformation in northern Italy”, Review of Industrial Economics and Policy, 43(1), 37-79, Il Mulino, 10.1430/103956
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., GKOTSIS, P., SCELLATO, G., VEZZANI, A., (2022), “Dual use inventions: identification and characterization using patent data”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 32(6), 804-825, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/10438599.2022.2026221
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2022), “Co-evolution patterns of university patenting and technological specialization in European regions”, Journal of Technology Transfer, 48(1), 216-239, Springer, 10.1007/S10961-021-09910-0
  • COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., PAOLUCCI, E., RICCI, R., SCELLATO, G., (2021), “University technology transfer and the evolution of regional specialization: the case of Turin”, Journal of Technology Transfer, 46(4), 933-960, Springer, 10.1007/S10961-020-09801-W
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., MONTOBBIO, F., UGHETTO, E., (2020), “The licensing and selling of inventions by US universities”, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 159, 120189, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.TECHFORE.2020.120189
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., PAOLUCCI, E., (2020), “How venture capitalists evaluate young innovative company patent portfolios: empirical evidence from Europe”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 26(4), 695-721, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/IJEBR-10-2018-0692
  • DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., CAVIGGIOLI, F., (2017), “Global markets for technology: evidence from patent transactions”, Research Policy, 46(9), 1644-1654, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2017.07.015
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2017), “Corporate strategies for technology acquisition: evidence from patent transactions”, Management Decision, 55(6), 1163-1181, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/MD-04-2016-0220
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., ROGO, F., (2016), “Patenting strategies and characteristics of declared inventions in the Long Term Evolution standard”, R&D Management, 46(2), 664-676, Wiley, 10.1111/RADM.12194

Conference proceedings

  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., PAGNINI, M., (2021), “Agglomeration economies and the Italian north-south divide”, in Proceedings of the 42nd AISRE Annual Scientific Conference, Lecce (Italy), 8-10 September 2021
  • D’AMICO, E., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., (2021), “Technological specialization and the birth of AI start-ups: an empirical analysis of Italian provinces”, in Proceedings of the 42nd AISRE Annual Scientific Conference, Lecce (Italy), 8-10 September 2021
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., PAOLUCCI, E., (2015), “How venture capitalists evaluate continuous innovation: empirical evidence on technology-based start-up patent portfolio”, in Proceedings of the 16th International CINet Conference, Stockholm (Sweden), 13-15 September 2015
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., ROGO, F., SCELLATO, G., (2013), “Patenting strategies and standard-setting processes in the telecommunication industry: evidence from the long term evolution standard”, in Proceedings of the 5th ZEW-MACCI Conference, Mannheim (Germany), 3-4 June 2013

Reports

  • DE MARCO, A., LOCCISANO, S., SCELLATO, G., (2016), “Trasferimento tecnologico ed attività di ricerca collaborativa nell’ambito dei progetti Europei”, in RAMACIOTTI, L. and DANIELE, C. Tredicesimo Rapporto Netval sulla Valorizzazione della Ricerca Pubblica Italiana, 978-88-4674-494-4
  • DE MARCO, A., LOCCISANO, S., SCELLATO, G., (2015), “L’attività brevettuale degli atenei italiani: analisi delle collaborazioni e della specializzazione tecnologica”, in RAMACIOTTI, L. and DANIELE, C. Dodicesimo Rapporto Netval sulla Valorizzazione della Ricerca Pubblica Italiana, 978-88-6650-459-8

Working papers

  • BATTAGLIA, D., CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., “Global versus local star inventors: human capital and firm innovation activities”
  • BUZZACCHI, L., CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., MILONE, F., “The causal nexus between university knowledge externalities and technological specialization in European regions”
  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., PAGNINI, M., “Distance, borders, agglomeration, and innovation”
  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, “Measuring technological importance and knowledge interdependence through patent citations”
  • COLOMBELLI, A., D’AMICO, E., DE MARCO, A., “Regional branching and key enabling technologies: an empirical analysis of technological specialization in European provinces”
  • FONTANA, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., “Finance, technology, and markets: pricing intangible assets and evaluating firms value through venture capital investments”

Curriculum vitae

Contacts

Innovation Studies
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)
Politecnico di Torino

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