Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Patents and knowledge diffusion: The impact of Machine Translation (with B. Buettner and M. Firat). Research Policy (Accepted)

  • Technology protectionism and the patent system: Evidence from China (with G. de Rassenfosse). The Journal of Industrial Economics 70.1 (2022): 1-43. DOI:10.1111/joie.12261

  • Buyers' role in innovation procurement: Evidence from US military R&D contracts (with F. Decarolis, G. de Rassenfosse, L.M. Giuffrida, E. Iossa, V. Mollisi, and G. Spagnolo). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 30.4 (2021): 697-720. DOI:10.1111/jems.12430

  • The procurement of innovation by the US government (with G. de Rassenfosse and A. Jaffe). PloS one 14.8 (2019): e0218927. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0218927

  • A time to nourish? Evaluating the impact of public procurement on technological generality through patent data. Research Policy, 47(5), 936-952 (2018). DOI:10.1016/j.respol.2018.02.017

  • Demand-side vs. supply-side technology policies: Hidden treatment and new empirical evidence on the policy mix (with M. Guerzoni). Research Policy, 44.3 (2015): 726-747. DOI:10.1016/j.respol.2014.10.009

  • Privacy evaluation: what empirical research on users' valuation of personal data tells us (with F. Morando and R. Iemma). Internet Policy Review 3.2 (2014): 1-12.

Book chapters (peer-reviewed):

  • More of the same or something different? Technological originality and novelty in public procurement-related patents (In press). In: Cantner, Uwe, Guerzoni, Marco and Vannuccini, Simone (eds.) Handbook of research methods and applications in industrial dynamics and evolutionary economics. Edward Elgar.


  • Pilot study for essentiality assessment of Standard Essential Patents (with Bekkers et. al, 2020), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, JRC119894, DOI:10.2760/68906.

  • Landscape Study of Potentially Essential Patents Disclosed to ETSI ( with R. Bekkers, A. Martinelli, E. M. Tur), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, JRC121411, DOI:10.2760/313626.