Luca Grilli holds a B.S. degree in economics (University of Siena, Siena, Italy, 110/110 cum laude, 1997), an M.S. degree in economics (University of York, York, UK, 2001), and a Ph.D. degree in economics (University of Siena, Siena, Italy, 2004). He works as an Associate Professor of business and managerial economics at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where he teaches or has taught several courses of network economics and innovation economics at undergraduate and master levels. At the postgraduate level, Grilli also teaches or has taught advanced topics in networks economics, innovation economics, and high-tech entrepreneurship at several masters of the MIP Business School of Politecnico di Milano (e.g. MBA, executive MBA, and International MBA), University of Pavia (ESAS), and at the Ph.D. program in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. He often also teaches in courses held at corporate level (e.g. Telecom Italia: Scuola Superiore Guglielmo Reiss Romoli and TiLab; Sirti; Snam Rete Gas ENI Group). As to research activities, his main interest is entrepreneurship in high-tech sectors where he has conducted several studies on the dynamics of new technology-based firms, including corporate governance aspects, financing issues, growth performances in relation to founders’ human capital, and the policy instruments most appropriate to sustain their performances. Parallel (but minor) interests focus on the economics and policies for network industries (telecommunications and energy). Dr. Grilli has participated in numerous applied research projects, promoted by private institutions, Italian public regulatory agencies (Authority for Electricity and Gas, AEEG; Regional Authority of Communications of Lombardia), Italian public research institutions (CNR, MIUR), European Commission 6° and 7° Framework programs), among others. Before the academic career he worked as an Industrial Economist in the economic studies office of Italcementi Group.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013