Cristiano Antonelli (1951) is chair professor of economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Torino and Director of the graduate programme of the School of Economics of Institutions and Creativity. He is the managing editor of Economics of Innovation and New Technology and an associate editor of Information Economics and Policy. He is a member the Board of Trustees of the Fondazione CRT. He has been a Rockefeller Fellow at the MIT (1982-1985) and a junior economist at the OECD (1978-1980). He has been a member of the Board of Telecom Italia (1998 and 1999), and of the Scientific Board of ENEA (from 1999
to 2003). He has held appointments at the Victoria University of Manchester, the University of Paris-Dauphine, the University of Nice, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of Aix-en-Provence. He is been vice-president of the International Schumpeter Society in the years 2000-2004. The main results of his recent research are now available in “Localized technological change. Towards the economics of complexity” (London, Routledge, 2008) as well in his previous books The Microeconomics of Technological Systems (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001), The Economics of Innovation, New Technologies and Structural Change (Routledge, London, 2003) and The Path Dependent Complexity of Localized Technological Change: Ingredients, Governance and Processes (Routledge, London, 2007 forthcoming).