Professor Giuliana Battisti
Professor of the Economics of Innovation
(Strategy & International Business Group)

Giuliana joined Warwick Business School in September 2012 from the University of Nottingham, where she was a professor and the research director of the Economics and Finance division at the Nottingham University Business School. She studied statistics and economics at the University of Bologna (Ba), the London School of Economics (MSc), Warwick University (PhD), Strasbourg and MERIT/Maastricht University (ETIC Doctoral School). She held teaching and research positions in the UK and abroad, including Williams College (Massachusetts, USA) and Politecnico of Milano (Managerial Engineering).
Her research focuses on the economics of innovation and technological change,
applied industrial organisation and innovation and industrial policy. Her research has been supported by a two-year mid-career fellowship and over 15 grants. The current one is a three-year £500k ESRC/UKRI grant on services, productivity and environmental performance (2022-2025).

Giuliana is a member of the National Statistical Advisory Group (NSAG) and a former Trustee of the Royal Statistical Society, contributing to developing the statistics for the public good as well as the economic statistics agenda. She was one of the Fellows and a member of the Economic Experts Advisory Group of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) appointed to address issues in the definition production and collection of economic statistics and economics aggregates. She has advised the European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres of the European Commission (EUROSTAT) on productivity measurement and the former Business Innovation and Skills Department on innovation measurement and innovation surveys.

Giuliana is a member of the executive committee of the British Network of Industrial Economists (NIE) and a member of the Sustainability and Global Energy networks. She has been advising and doing research on innovation and industrial policy for various governments and private organisations in the UK and overseas, including the Bank of England, the UK Department for Education, the National Infrastructure Commission (, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of New Zealand and Singapore, the Italian Research Institute of Financial Structures and Economic Development (ISFSE) and the European Commission, the JRC-Institute of Prospective Technological Studies.

Research Interests

The generation and diffusion of innovations; Technological change and technology adoption; productivity; industrial economics; innovation and industrial policy.

PhD supervision area: any of the above.