Antonella Nocco is Professor of Economics at the University of Salento, where she teaches International Economics and Macroeconomics, and she is Research Fellow at CESifo. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pavia. She spent part of her post-doctoral studies at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve). Previously, she earned a MSc in Economics at the University of Glasgow and she received her degree in Economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano. She is author of works in international trade, economic geography, and economic growth. Her recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy with imperfect competition in goods and labor markets, and in the presence of vertical linkages among firms, on the optimality properties of monopolistic competition models, as well as on the economic effects of international economic integration on wages, trade flows, labor mobility and technology upgrading decisions.