Curriculum Vitae

Mario Morroni

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Date of birth: 16.11.1949
Place of birth: Venice, Italy
Professor of Economics, Departments of Politics, University of Pisa, since 2001.
Life member of Clare Hall, College for Advanced Study, University of Cambridge (G.B.), since 1999.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP), since 2018.

RESEARCH (JEL CLASSES)
B52 Institutional, Evolutionary Approaches; C81 Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data;  D2 Production and Organization; D82 Asymmetric and Private Information; D83 Search, Learning, Information and Knowledge, Communication, Belief; D86 Economics of Contract: Theory; E24 Employment, Unemployment, Wages, Intergenerational Income Distribution, Aggregate Human Capital; I38 Government Policy, Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs; J2 Demand and Supply of Labor; J3 Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs; L2 Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior; M11 Production Management; M13 New Firms, Startups; M14 Corporate Culture, Social Responsability; M21 Business Economics; O3 Technological Change, Research and Development; Q5 Environmental Economics.

TEACHING
Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Labour economics, Industrial economics, Theories of the firm, Organizational economics, History of economic analysis.

AWARDS AND HONOURS
Myrdal Prize 1992, from the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy for the book Production Process and Technical Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992.
“Ordine del Cherubino”  from  the University of Pisa for contributing to enhance its prestige for outstanding  scientific merits and for contributing to the academic life and functioning of the University, 2016.

REFEREEING
Journals: Cambridge Journal of Economics; Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics; Economia Politica; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; European Journal of History of Economic Thought; Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review; Industry and Innovation; International Review of Applied Economics; Journal of Economic Surveys; Journal of Institutional Economics; L'Industria;
Louvain Economic Review; Oeconomia; Review of Political Economy; Revue Économie et Prévision; Rivista di Economia Agraria; Scienza e Pace - Science & Peace; Structural Change and Economic; Dynamics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change.
Books: Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar Publishing Company.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY ABROAD
2013 (January-June), Visiting scholar at the Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (GB).
1998 (April-October), Visiting fellow at the Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (GB).
1998 (February) Visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business, Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization, University of California, Berkeley (USA).
1988 (February-December) Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (GB).
1983 (October) Visiting scholar at The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex (GB).
1979 (January-July), Visiting scholar at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge (GB).
1977 (October-December) Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (GB).

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Associate professor of Economics, Faculty of Politics, University of Pisa, 1992-2001.
Contract lecturer of Labour economics, Faculty of Politics, University of Bologna, 1990-1991.
Assistant professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Bergamo, 1983-1992; Faculty of Economics, University of Trento, 1981-1983.
Researcher and assistant lecturer fellowship in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Trento, 1976-1981.

EDUCATION
Degree (laurea) received October 1974, in Social Sciences, University of Trento (Italy), maximum points cum laude (110/110 with distinction).
1975-1976, Master in Economics at ISTAO (Institute Adriano Olivetti), Ancona (Italy).

PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH
35. What Is the Truth About the Great Recession and Increasing Inequality?
Dialogues on Disputed Issues and Conflicting Theories, Springer, Heidelberg, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-98620-3, English edition with updates from Nulla è come appare. Dialoghi sulle verità sommerse della crisi economica, Imprimatur, Reggio Emilia, 2016.
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34. "Production of commodities by means of processes. The flow-fund model, input-output relations and the cognitive aspects of production",  Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2014, ISSN: 0954-349X.
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33. "Overcoming Cournot's dilemma on increasing returns and competition through an integrated perspective on the firm", Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 2011, vol. 8, n. 1, pp. 159-165, ISBN 1349-4961.
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32. "New insights on the interaction between transaction costs and capabilities considerations in shaping organisational boundaries", Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, University of Pisa, no. 113, 2011.
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31. "Production of commodities by means of processes. The flow-fund model, input-output relations and the cognitive aspects of production", Discussion Papers, no. 114, 2011, Department of Economics, University of Pisa.

30. "Overcoming Cournot's dilemma on increasing returns and competition through an integrated perspective on the firm", Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, University of Pisa, no. 108, 2010.

29. "Incentive-based and knowledge-based theories of the firm: Some recent developments", Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 2010, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 69-91, ISBN-ISSN 0391-2078 (with N. Meccheri).
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28. "Energy transition towards economic and environmental sustainability: feasible paths and policy implications", Journal of Cleaner Production, 2010, 18, no. 4, pp. 291-98, ISBN 0959-6526, DOI 101016 (with S. D'Alessandro and T. Luzzati).
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27. "Incentive-based and knowledge-based theories of the firm: Some recent developments", Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, University of Pisa, no. 98, 2010 (with N. Meccheri).

26. "Introduction - Organizational variety and economic performance", in M. Morroni (ed.), Corporate Governance, Organization and the Firm: Co-operation and Outsourcing in a Globilised Market, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2009, pp. 1-15, ISBN 978-1-8472-820-0.
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25. (edited), Corporate Governance, Organization and the Firm: Co-operation and Outsourcing in the Global Economy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2009, pp. v-xii, 1-243, ISBN 978-1-8472-820-0.
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24. "GDP growth, consuption and investment composition: feasible transition paths towards energy sustainability" in F. Flipo and F. Schneider (eds), Proceeding of the First International Conference on Economic De-Growth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, Paris, 18-19 April 2008 (with S. D'Alessandro and T. Luzzati).

23. "Increasing returns and competition under an integrated perspective on the boundaries of the firm", paper presented at the EAEPE Annual Conference, Porto 1-3 November 2007

22. "Production, knowledge and the organisational-coordination perspective on the firm", paper presented at the international workshop on Internal Organisation, Cooperative Relationship among Firms and Competitiveness, Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, 19-20 January 2007, revised version March 2007

21. "Complementarities among capability, transaction and scale-scope considerations in determining organisational boundaries", Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Special Issue, "Shifting Boundaries", vol. 19, no. 1, January 2007, pp. 31-44, ISBN 0953-7325.
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20. "Innovative activity, substantive uncertainty and the theory of the firm", Economia e Politica Industriale, no. 3, 2006, pp. 47-75, ISBN-ISSN 0391-2078.
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19. Knowledge, Scale and Transactions in the Theory of the Firm, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, May 2006, pp. i-xii, 1-358, ISBN-10 0-521-86243-4 ISBN-13 978-0-521-86243-1, rist. in paperback 2009, ISBN 978-0-521-12318-1; revised version of From Constraints to Opportunities,Department of Economics, University of Pisa, 2001
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18. "The anatomy of the production process and the flow-fund model", in P. Mir (ed.), Producción, Productividad y Crecimento, Edicions de la Unversitat de Lleida, Lleida, 2003, pp. 37-69, ISBN 84-8409-951-2 (with P. Mir).
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17. "The organisational theory of the firm", paper presented at the EAEPE Conference, "Comparing Economic Institutions", Siena, 8-11 November 2001, pp. 1-27, Book of Abstracts p. 66.

16. From Constraints to Opportunities. The Organisational Theory of the Firm in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Studi e Ricerche, no. 77, 2001, pp. i-iv, 1-274; new revised edition of From Constraints to Opportunities. Competences, Transactions and the Scale of the Firm, Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, 2000.

15. "Knowledge, markets and organisations", paper presented at the International Conference "Austrian Perspectives on the New Economy", Pisa, 25 May 2001, pp. 1-20.

14. From Constraints to Opportunities. Competences, Transactions and the Scale of the Firm, Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, 2000, pp. 1-218.

13. "Production and time: a flow-fund analysis" in K. Mayumi and J.M. Gowdy (eds), Bioeconomics and Sustainability: Essays in Honor of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, "Foreward" di P.A. Samuelson, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1999, pp. 194-228, ISBN 1-85898-667-2.
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12. "Increasing returns", in H.D. Kurz and N. Salvadori (eds), Elgar Companion to Classical Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1998, pp. 399-405, ISBN 1-85898-282-0.
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11. "Decreasing returns", in H.D. Kurz and N. Salvadori (eds), Elgar Companion to Classical Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1998, pp. 209-212, ISBN 1-85898-282-0.
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10. "Costs of production", in P. Arestis and M.C. Sawyer (eds), Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1994, pp.52-7, ISBN 1-85278-460-1.
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9. Production Process and Technical Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992, pp. i-x and 1-224, ISBN 0-521-41001-0, paperback re-issue, digitally printed version 2009, ISBN 978-0-521-11973-3; revised and enlarged edition of Production Process and Technical Change. A Study of Industrial Technique and Production Unit Organization, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, no. 9, December 1988, Istituto Universitario di Bergamo, Bergamo, second ed. 1990.
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8. Production, Time and Technical Change, Quaderno no. 5, 1991, IDSE- CNR, Milan, pp. 1-36.

7. "Production flexibility", in G.M. Hodgson and E. Screpanti (eds), Rethinking Economics, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1991, pp. 68-80, ISBN 1-85-278-416-4.
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6. Notes on the Tax Wedge and Labour Cost Structure in Italy, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, no. 5, October 1988, Istituto Universitario di Bergamo, Bergamo, pp. 1-55.

5. Production Process and Technical Change. A Study of Industrial Technique and Production Unit Organization, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, no. 9, December, 1988, Istituto Universitario di Bergamo, Bergamo, p. 1-394, second edition April 1990.

4. Redeployment and Job Creation, CIRIEC, Milan, Recherche dans le Cadre du Programme ILE, Initiatives Locales de la Création d'Emplois, Projet Pilote - Italie, mimeo, October 1984, second revised edition July 1985, pp. 1-68 (with P. Ferri and F. Silva).

3. State share holding companies in food and steel industry: two case studies, paper presenated at the Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, mimeo, January, 1983.

2. Apparel Producing Areas in North Italy, Milan, mimeo, 1982, pp.1-257 (with P. Ferri, G. Mazzolenghi and F. Silva).

1. "Indexation, wages and labour costs in industry: 1975-1977", Rivista di Politica Economica, Selected Papers, 1977, pp. 93-137, English translation of "Scala mobile, salari e costo del lavoro nel settore industriale: 1975-1977", Rivista di Politica Economica, 1977, pp. 1260-306.