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Assistant Professor of Economics at Eastern Piedmont University. Adjoint Professor of International Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy). Associate Senior Research Fellow at ISPI.

Who is Alessia Amighini

Alessia holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Florence (Italy) and a Master in Economics and BA in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). She previously worked as Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland). She has extensively published research articles in international peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review, World Development, The World Economy, International Economics, China and the World Economy, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Regional Studies, Seoul Journal of Economics, Frontiers of Economics in China, Rivista di Politica Economica, Economia e Politica Industriale. 


Selected publications

Amighini, A., An analysis of Chinese outward FDIs in Europe with firm-level data, forthcoming in China and the World Economy (with Cozza C., Rabellotti, R. and Sanfilippo, M.)

Amighini, A. and Sanfilippo, M. (2014), Impact of South-South FDI and trade on the export upgrading of African economies, World Development (DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.05.021).

Amighini, A. and Franco, C. (2013), A Sector Perspective on China’s Outward FDI: The Automotive Case, China Economic Review, Volume 27, December 2013, Pages 148–161.

Amighini, A. and Gorgoni, S. (2013), The International Reorganization of Auto Production, World Economy.

Amighini, A., Rabellotti, R. and Sanfilippo, M. (2013a), China's Outward FDI: An Industry-level Analysis of Host-Country Determinants, Frontiers of Economics in China, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 309-336.

Amighini, A., Rabellotti, R. and Sanfilippo, M. (2013b), Do Chinese State-Owned and Private Enterprises Differ in their Internationalisation Strategies?, China Economic Review, Volume 27, December 2013, Pages 312–325.

Amighini, A. (2012a), China and India in the International Fragmentation of Automobile Production, China Economic Review, Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2012, Pages 325-341.

Amighini, A. (2012c), The international expansion of Chinese auto firms: typology and trends, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 12, Number 4, January 2012, pp. 345-359.

Amighini, A., Sanfilippo, M. and R. Rabellotti (2010), Outward FDI from Developing Country MNEs as a Channel for Technological Catch-Up, Seoul Journal of Economics, Volume 23, No.2, p. 239-261.

Amighini, A., S. Chiarlone (2007), La trasformazione dell’economia cinese: proprietà delle imprese e modello di specializzazione, Economia e Politica Industriale, No. 3, pp. 185-200.

Amighini, A., S. Chiarlone (2004), Cina, Rivista di Politica Economica (september-october), pp. 275-345

She has also contributed with authored chapters in several edited books for Edwar Elgar, Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Routledge. She coauthored ‘L’economia della Cina’ (Carocci, 2007) and Macroeconomics: A European Perspective (Pearson, 2010 and 2013). She has been expert consultant for several international research projects sponsored by Central Bank of Sweden, Inter-American Development Bank and UNU-WIDER. Alessia is member of the ASEFUAN (Asia Europe Foundation University) Alumni Network since 1998.

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