Antonio Andreoni

Dr. Antonio Andreoni is an industrial economist working on productive organizations and industrial ecosystem; technological change and innovation dynamics; structural change and diversification; financialization and corporate governance; role of the state and industrial policy.


Dr. Andreoni is also Visiting Associate Professor in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg; Research Associate of the Department of Economics, SOAS University of London; Member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) led by Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University; Member of the Babbage Forum at Cambridge University; Member of Reteaching Economics UK; and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Dr. Andreoni is Associate Editor of L’Industria – Review of Industrial Economics and Policy.

Dr. Andreoni has led several research programs. He was Research Director of the £6 million multi-countries Research Partnership Consortium on Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) led by SOAS University of London and funded by DFID. He was co-PI for the two-year program on Governing Financialization, Innovation and Productivity in UK Manufacturing (GoFinPro) funded by the Gatsby Foundation. He also led two streams of research funded by UNU-WIDER in South Africa and Tanzania.

Dr. Andreoni has worked as an expert for several international organizations including the World Bank, OECD, DFID, GIZ, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP, UN DESA and UN ECA. He also advised governments in industrial policymaking in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Finland and the UK. He served in several advisory boards including the OECD Expert Group on the Evaluation of Industrial Policy; the World Bank Mobilizing Local Knowledge to Improve Competitiveness Strategies Program; the EU Advisory Board for RIS3 Support to Lagging Regions Working Group; and the UK Business Integrity Initiative.

Before joining UCL, Dr. Andreoni was Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London. Dr. Andreoni holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (2013) where he was also a Post-doctoral Research Associate in University-Industry Strategic Partnerships, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering. Before moving to the UK, Antonio was trained in economics at the University of Bologna and was awarded the XIX Fausto Vicarelli National Award and the XIV Guido Carli National Award.

Featuring this expert

The Future of Work | Making Technologies Work for All

moderated by Katya Klinova with Antonio Andreoni, Tess Posner and Martin Reeves

Event Webinar | Jan 19, 2021

What are the choices we must make to ensure technology empowers, augments, rewards, and respects the majority, not the few, given its increasing defining role in future economies and societies?