Luciano Pietronero. Physicist. Experience in industrial research and academic institutions. Xerox, USA and Bown Boveri, CH, then Professor at the University of Groningen, NL and since 1987 at the University of Rome Sapienza. Founder (2004) and director of the Institute of Complex Systems of the National Research Council, Rome, Italy. Activity in fundamental and applied problems in the areas of Condensed Matter Theory, Statistical Physics and Complex Systems. Recent interest in Economic Complexity. Author of about 400 papers in leading scientific journals (mostly physics). Enrico Fermi Prize (2008), highest award of the Italian Physical Society.
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In this paper we provide a summary and a guide to the literature for a new line of research which goes under the name of Economic Complexity and is partly performed incollaboration with INET.