Simona Iammarino

Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment at London School Of Economics And Political Science

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and she is currently academic member of the LSE Council and Court of Governors (2016-2019). Since 1 September 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila, Italy. She was nominated Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2017. Simona’s main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local economic development and policy.  She has published more than 50 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, two co-authored books, around 30 book chapters, and numerous working papers, policy reports and other publications. She was co-editors of Regional Studies (2008-2013), and she is currently member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Publication Committee and of the RSA Research Committee. Throughout her career, Simona has participated in research andconsultancyprojects and expert groups for various Italian and UK government agencies, the European Commission, the OECD, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, among others. She has a long-term experience in externally funded international research projects.