Francesca Guadagno

  • Economist and International Consultant.



Francesca Guadagno is an Economist and International Consultant. Her research interests cover the broad area of innovation and development, with a focus on the role of public policies. She has considerable experience in policy-oriented research, working with the Asian Development Bank, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gates Foundation, the E15 Initiative, ECDPM, UNIDO, UNCTAD, and WIPO.

Dr Guadagno holds a Master in Economics and Management of Innovation from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), a second Master in Management of Innovation from the Rotterdam School of Management (the Netherlands), and a PhD in Innovation Studies and Development from UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University (School of Business and Economics).