Francesca Guadagno

Economist

email: guadagno@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-57

Francesca Guadagno is Economist at wiiw. Her research focuses on industrial policy, structural change, innovation and new technologies. Recent publications include studies on smart specialisation strategies, industrial ecosystems and resilience. She has recently started to work on issues of sustainability and circularity and contributed to the UNIDO SwitchMed Programme. Before joining wiiw, she worked on EU and global issues as a senior researcher at CSIL (Milan) and as a consultant at UNIDO, WIPO, and UNCTAD, among others. She earned a PhD from UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'Transforming Southern Africa? A comparison of structural change experiences in the region' (with Piergiuseppe Fortunato and Rohit Ticku), INDPOL - Industrial Policy and Regional Development, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1), April 2021
Books (Monographs and editorship)
  • Why have so few countries industrialised?, PhD Thesis, 2015
Articles in books
  • 'Introduction to the GII 2020 Theme - Who will finance innovation?' (with Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2020: Who Will Finance Innovation?, 13th Edition, Theme Section, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2020, pp 67-74
  • 'Introduction to the GII 2020 Theme - Who will finance innovation?' (with Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2020: Who Will Finance Innovation?, Executive Version, Theme Section, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2020, pp 67-74
  • 'The Global Innovation Index 2019' (with Soumitra Dutta, Rafael Escalona Reynoso, Antanina Garanasvili, Cashelle Hardman, Bruno Lanvin, Lorena Rivera León and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2019: Creating Healthy Lives—The Future of Medical Innovation, 12th Edition, Chapter 1, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2019, pp 1-39
  • 'The Global Innovation Index 2018: Energizing the World with Innovation' (with Soumitra Dutta, Rafael Escalona Reynoso, Antanina Garanasvili, Bruno Lanvin, Lorena Rivera León, Kritika Saxena and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2018: Energizing the World with Innovation, 11th Edition, Chapter 1, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2018, pp 3-69
  • 'The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World' (with Soumitra Dutta, Rafael Escalona Reynoso, Bruno Lanvin, Jordan Litner and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World, 10th Edition, Chapter 1, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2017, pp 3-45
  • 'Measuring Innovation in Agriculture and Food Systems', in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World, 10th Edition, Annex 4, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca, Fontainebleau, and Geneva, 2017, pp 73-80
  • 'Industrial policy in the European Union' (with Kristine Farla and Bart Verspagen), in: Jesus Felipe (eds), Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice: Issues and Country Experiences, Chapter 13, Social And Political Science 2015, Co-publication of the Asian Development Bank and Edward Elgar Publishing, April 2015, pp 346-395
  • 'Benchmarking Innovation Outperformance at the Global and Country Levels' (with Rafael Escalona Reynoso, Alexandra L. Bernard, Bruno Lanvin, Michaela Saisana, Martin Schaaper and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), in: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (eds), The Global Innovation Index 2015: Effective Innovation Policies for Development, Chapter 2, The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca and Geneva, 2015, pp 65-79
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'Industrial policies in lower-middle-income countries', International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum, June 2015
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Transforming Southern Africa - Harnessing Regional Value Chains and Industrial Policy for Development', in: Piergiuseppe Fortunato and Francesca Guadagno (eds), UNCTAD, UNCTAD/GDS/ECIDC/2021/1, Geneva, 2021
  • 'Horticulture, and wood and furniture industries in Tanzania - Performance, challenges and potential policy approaches' (with André Bueno Rezende de Castro, Michele Delera and Samuel Wangwe), International Growth Centre (IGC), Final Report, November 2019
  • 'Structural Transformation and Export Diversification in Southern Africa' (with Piergiuseppe Fortunato and Rohit Ticku), UNCTAD, UNCTAD/GDS/ECIDC/2017/5, 2018
  • 'Evaluierung des COMET-Programms' (with Maria del Carmen Calatrava Moreno, Tobias Dudenbostel, Harald Grill, Sandra Skok, Katharina Warta and Simon Zingerle), technopolis group, Endericht, Juni 2021
  • 'The determinants of industrialisation in developing countries, 1960‐2005', UNU-MERIT Working Paper Series, #2016-031, 2016
  • 'The role of industrial development banking in spurring structural change', UNIDO, Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Working Paper Series, WP 8, 2016
  • 'Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy', in: Piergiuseppe Fortunato and Francesca Guadagno (eds), UNCTAD, UNCTAD/GDS/2016/1, New York and Geneva, 2016
  • 'Breakthrough technologies – Semiconductor, innovation and intellectual property' (with Thomas Hoeren and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent), WIPO, Economic Research Working Paper, No. 27, November 2015
  • 'One foot on the ground, one foot in the air: Ethiopia’s delivery on an ambitious development agenda' (with Tom Berliner, Amanda Lenhardt and Andrew Rogerson), ODI Development Progress, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ecdpm), Case Study Report, September 2015
  • 'Working for economic transformation' (with Tom Berliner, Bruce Byiers and Laura Rodríguez Takeuchi), ODI Development Progress, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ecdpm), Dimension Paper 03, March 2015
  • 'Promoting productive employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the literature' (with Mulu Gebreeyesus, Adam Szirmai and Bart Verspagen), UNU-MERIT Working Paper Series, #2013-062, 2013

wiiw Publications

wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Chart of the month: Moving up the ladder of ‘complexity’ via structural transformation', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 10/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 7-8

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