Antonio De Marco

Short bio

Antonio De Marco is Assistant Professor at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) of Politecnico di Torino, holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Complexity at Collegio Carlo Alberto and a M.Sc. in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He contributed to several research projects funded by the European Patent Office, the Joint Research Center, and the European Commission.

His research interests are in the areas of the economics of innovation, the markets for technology, the management of intellectual property rights, and the economics of technical standards. Such topics are investigated with an empirical perspective and micro-econometric techniques. His scientific works have been published in refereed international journals such as Research Policy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Awards

  • Bernardo Nobile Prize, XIV Edition, Area Science Park, 2018

Research Projects

  • The European cleantech industry, the EU green deal and SME equity demand, European Investment Bank, from 2022 to 2024
  • University research funding, patenting and technological impact, European Patent Office, from 2018 to 2020
  • Investigating the capabilities and the competitiveness of the EU vis-à-vis its main competitors in developing civil technologies with critical spillovers to the defence sector, Joint Research Center, European Commission, from 2018 to 2019
  • Assessing the innovation capability of EU companies in developing dual-use technologies, Joint Research Center, European Commission, from 2017 to 2018
  • An analysis of the role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the Framework Programmes, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, from 2015 to 2016
  • IP Lab, Finmeccanica, from 2012 to 2016

Selected publications

  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., GOVERNA, F., SALONE, C., (2022), “The shift of the triangle: density and economic transformation in northern Italy”, Review of Industrial Economics and Policy 43(1), 37-79, Il Mulino, 10.1430/103956
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., GKOTSIS, P., SCELLATO, G., VEZZANI, A., (2022), “Dual use inventions: identification and characterization using patent data”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis, 10.1080/10438599.2022.2026221
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2022), “Co-evolution patterns of university patenting and technological specialization in European regions”, Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, 10.1007/S10961-021-09910-0
  • COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., PAOLUCCI, E., RICCI, R., SCELLATO, G., (2021), “The impact of university technology transfer on regional specialization: the case of Turin”, Journal of Technology Transfer, 46(4), 933-960, Springer, 10.1007/S10961-020-09801-W
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., MONTOBBIO, F., UGHETTO, E., (2020), “The licensing and selling of inventions by US universities”, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 159, 120189, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.TECHFORE.2020.120189
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., PAOLUCCI, E., (2020), “How venture capitalists evaluate young innovative company patent portfolios: empirical evidence from Europe”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 26(4), 695-721, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/IJEBR-10-2018-0692
  • DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., CAVIGGIOLI, F., (2017), “Global markets for technology: evidence from patent transactions”, Research Policy, 46(9), 1644-1654, Elsevier, 10.1016/J.RESPOL.2017.07.015
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., (2017), “Corporate strategies for technology acquisition: evidence from patent transactions”, Management Decision, 55(6), 1163-1181, Emerald Publishing, 10.1108/MD-04-2016-0220
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., ROGO, F., (2016), “Patenting strategies and characteristics of declared inventions in the Long Term Evolution standard”, R&D Management, 46(2), 664-676, Wiley, 10.1111/RADM.12194

Conference proceedings

  • CAVIGGIOLI F., COLOMBELLI A., DE MARCO A., PAOLUCCI E., (2015), “How venture capitalists evaluate continuous innovation: empirical evidence on technology-based start-up patent portfolio”, in Proceedings of the 16th International CINet Conference, Stockholm (Sweden), 13-15 September 2015

Reports

  • DE MARCO, A., LOCCISANO, S., SCELLATO, G., (2016), “Trasferimento tecnologico ed attività di ricerca collaborativa nell’ambito dei progetti Europei”, in RAMACIOTTI, L. and DANIELE, C. XIII Rapporto Netval sulla Valorizzazione della Ricerca Pubblica Italiana, 978-88-4674-494-4
  • DE MARCO, A., LOCCISANO, S., SCELLATO, G., (2015), “L’attività brevettuale degli atenei italiani: analisi delle collaborazioni e della specializzazione tecnologica”, in RAMACIOTTI, L. and DANIELE, C. XII Rapporto Netval sulla Valorizzazione della Ricerca Pubblica Italiana, 978-88-6650-459-8

Working papers

  • BATTAGLIA, D., CAVIGGIOLI, F., DE MARCO, A., “Global versus local star inventors: human capital and firm innovation activities”
  • BUZZACCHI, L., DE MARCO, A., PAGNINI, M., “Agglomeration economies and the Italian north-south divide”
  • CAVIGGIOLI, F., COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., “The impact of university patenting on the technological specialization of EU regions: a technology-level analysis”
  • COLOMBELLI, A., D’AMICO, E., DE MARCO, A., “Regional branching and artificial intelligence: an empirical analysis of technological specialization in Italian provinces”
  • COLOMBELLI, A., DE MARCO, A., SCELLATO, G., “Knowledge spillover from university patenting and technological specialization in Italian regions”
  • DE MARCO, A., FONTANA, F., SCELLATO, G., UGHETTO, E., “Finance, technology, and markets: pricing intangible assets and evaluating firms market value through venture capital investments”

Curriculum vitae

Contacts

Innovation Studies
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)
Politecnico di Torino

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