Alessia Amighini
Associate 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

Who is

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., 2021 Finanza e potere lungo le nuove vie della seta, Egea ISBN/EAN: 9788883503085

Amighini, A. (2019), China and Russia: The progressive building of a major trading bloc. pp.87-110. In Ferrari, A. and Tafuro Ambrosetti, E. (eds), Russia and China: Anatomy of a Partnership, ISPI ISBN:9788867059799

Amighini, A. (2019), Beijing: Ready for Global Technology Leadership?. pp.13-38. In Amighini, A (ed.), China's race to global technology leadership - ISBN:9788867059614

Amighini, A. (2019), Alcune considerazioni su debito e disuguaglianza. . pp.219-228. In MONETA E CREDITO - ISSN:2037-3651 vol. 72 (278) (with Francesco Giavazzi).

Amighini, A. (2019), Equ(al)ity and Community in China after Forty Years of Economic Reforms: Sinicised Marxism and "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics" in Crisis. pp.269-290. In ASIAN STUDIES - ISSN:2232-5131 vol. 7 (with Peitao Jia)

Amighini, A. (2018), Il vero prezzo dei dazi USA Cina. pp.44-46. In ECONOMIA & MANAGEMENT - ISSN:1120-5032 (3).

Amighini, A. (2018), Beyond ports and transport infrastructure: The Geo-economic impact of the BRI on the European Union. pp.257-274. In Arduino, A. (ed.), Securing the Belt and Road Initiative - ISBN:978-981-10-7115-7

Amighini, A. (2018), China’s New Economic Powerhouse, in Amighini, A. (ed.), China champion of (which) globalisation?, ISPI.

Amighini, A. (2018), Automotive international trade networks: A comparative analysis over the last two decades. DOI: pp.571-606. In NETWORK SCIENCE - ISSN:2050-1250 vol. 6 (4)
(with Sara Gorgoni and Matthew Smith).

Amighini, A. (2017), Chinese Multinationals in Europe. pp.233-245. In Understanding China Today. Understanding China - ISBN:978-3-319-29624-1 (with Vito Amendolagine and Roberta Rabellotti).

Amighini, A. (2017), The Belt and Road Initiative: A Game Changer in International Trade? In Amighini, A. (ed.), The Belt and Road Initiative: A Game Changer?, ISPI.

Amighini, A. (2016), Dream a Little Dream of China?, in Amighini, A. (ed.), China Dream: Still Coming True?, ISPI.

Amighini, A. (2016), Introduction: Contextualizing the 2016 G20: Global Analyses and Challenges for the Chinese Presidency, in China & World Economy, vol. 24 (4), pp. 1-4 (with Andrea Goldstein).

Amighini, A. (2016), Clash of Auto titans, chapter 8 in M. Thite et al (eds) (2016), Bringing Indian Multinationals to the World, Oxford: Oxford University Press (with Andrea Goldstein).

Amighini, A. (2016), Trade and economic relations with Asia, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament,  (with E. Borghi, R. Helg, L. Tajoli)

Amighini, A. (2016), The EU external trade strategy vis-à-vis Asia, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament, 

Amighini, A. (2016), The EU-Korea FTA: implementation and lesson learning, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament

Amighini, A. (2015), Is labor flexibility a substitute to offshoring? Evidence from Italian manufacturing, International Economics Vol. 142, pp. 81-93 (with Presbitero A. F. and M. G. Richiardi)

Amighini, A. (2015)., Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies: What theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review, Economia e Politica Industriale, Vol. 42 (3), pp 343-370

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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