Antonella Nocco is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Salento where she teaches International Economics and Macroeconomics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pavia and she conducted post-doctoral research at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) of the Université Catholique de Louvain. She received her degree in Economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano and she earned a MSc in Economics at the University of Glasgow. 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, on the optimality properties of monopolistic competition models, as well as on the economic effects of international economic integration on wages, trade flows and technology upgrading decisions.