Alessandro Nuvolari

Associated Professor of Economic and Social History (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa)

PhD. in Economic History (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)

Graduate in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University)

Innovation, Patents, Industrial Revolution, British and Italian economic history

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Projects

The Swedish Patent Database, 1746-1975

From 2018-01-01 to 2021-12-31
Supported by: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Reference: IN17-0954:1)

News & Events

The Race between the Snail and the Tortoise: Skill Premium and Early Industrialisation in Italy 1861-1913
2019 Aug 29 - 2019 Aug 31

Ridolfi, Leonardo; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Steinberg, Federico; Vasta, Michelangelo

Inequality in Europe in the Long Run (1300-1850): Evidence from Real Wages
2019 Aug 29 - 2019 May 31

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Race between the Snail and the Tortoise: Skill Premium and Early Industrialization in Italy (1861-1913)
2019 May 13 - 2019 May 14

Ridolfi, Leonardo; Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Race between the Snail and the Tortoise: Skill Premium and Early Industrialization in Italy (1861-1913)
2019 Apr 05 - 2019 Apr 07

Ridolfi, Leonardo; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Steinberg, Federico; Vasta, Michelangelo

Is Skill-Premium Necessary for Technological Catching-Up? Evidence from Italy, 1861-1913
2018 Nov 22 - 2018 Nov 23

Ridolfi, Leonardo; Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Value of Patents in Italy, 1861-1913
2018 Jul 27 - 2018 Jul 27

Magazzini, Laura; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

Inequality in Europe in a Long-Term Perspective (14th-19th Century)- Evidence from Real Wages
2018 Jul 26 - 2018 Aug 03

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Value of Patents in Italy, 1861-1913
2018 Jul 26 - 2018 Aug 03

Magazzini, Laura; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

Inequality in Europe in a Long-Term Perspective (14th-19th Century): Evidence from Real Wages
2018 Jun 22 - 2018 Jun 24

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Early Phases of the Italian Patent System (1861-1870)
2018 Apr 04 - 2018 Apr 07

Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Early Phases of the Italian Patent System (1861-1870)
2018 Feb 15 - 2018 Feb 16

Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Real Wages, GDP and the Plight of the Poor, 1300-1913
2017 Dec 07 - 2017 Dec 07

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Localization of Innovation in Early Industrializing Italy: Evidence from Patent Records (1861-1913)
2017 Nov 02 - 2017 Nov 05

Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Value of Patents in Italy, 1861-1913
2017 Sep 01 - 2017 Sep 02

Magazzini, Laura; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Origins of the Italian Regional Divide: Evidence from Real Wages, 1861-1913
2017 Jul 04 - 2017 Jul 07

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

The Origins of the Italian Regional Divide: Evidence from Real Wages, 1861-1913
2017 Mar 31 - 2017 Apr 02

Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo

Patents and Inventors, 1800-1939
2016 Mar 30 - 2016 Mar 30

Nuvolari, Alessandro; Andersson, David; Saiz, Patricio; Streb, Jochen; Vasta, Michelangelo

LongWaves and Industrial Revolutions
2015 Nov 05 - 2015 Nov 06

Nuvolari, Alessandro

Publications

2019. Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo. "The Origins of the Italian Regional Divide: Evidence from Real Wages, 1861–1913", The Journal of Economic History 79(1), (63-98).
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2019. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo. "Patenting the Risorgimento: Economic Integration and the Formation of the Italian Patent System (1855-1872)", Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 60(1), (93-122).
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2019. Federico, Giovanni; Nuvolari, Alessandro; Ridolfi, Leonardo; Vasta, Michelangelo. "The Race between the Snail and the Tortoise: Skill Premium and Early Industrialization in Italy (1861–1913)", Cliometrica (forthcoming).
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2018. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Toninelli, Pier Angelo; Vasta, Michelangelo. "What Makes a Successful (and Famous) Entrepreneur? Historical Evidence from Italy (XIX-XX Centuries)", Industrial and Corporate Change 27(3), (425-447).
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2017. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo. "The Geography of Innovation in Italy, 1861-1913: Evidence from Patent Data", European Review of Economic History 21(3), (326-356).
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2015. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo. "The Ghost in the Attic? The Italian National Innovation System in Historical Perspective, 1861-2011", Enterprise and Society 16(2), (270-290).
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2015. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Vasta, Michelangelo. "Independent Invention in Italy during the Liberal Age, 1861-1913", The Economic History Review 68(3), (270-290).
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2013. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Sumner, James. "Inventors, Patents and Inventive Activities in the English Brewing Industry, 1634-1850", Business History Review 87(1), (95-120).
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2012. Christine, MacLeod; Nuvolari, Alessandro. "Technological Change", in Doyle, William (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Regime, Oxford University Press. Oxford, (448-466).
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2011. Nuvolari, Alessandro; Tartari, Valentina. "Bennet Woodcroft and the Value of English Patents, 1617-1841", Explorations in Economic History 48(1), (97-115).
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2006. Christine, MacLeod; Nuvolari, Alessandro. "The Pitfalls of Prosopography: Inventors in the Dictionary of National Biography", Technology and Culture 47(4), (757-776).
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