- economics of science,
- economics of technology,
- research evaluation; evaluation of public policies in research and innovation
Andrea Bonaccorsi is Full Professor of Economics and Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa. He has authored in the most important journals in economics of science and technology, innovation policy, and research evaluation and metrics. He is member of RISE, the group of experts supporting the Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. He has been working for OECD, DG Research, DG Regio, and several national and regional governments. In the period 2011-2015 he has served as member of the Board of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes. He has pioneered the field of microdata on higher education institutions, first with the Aquameth project, then with the Eumida feasibility studies, and finally with ETER, the project supported by Eurostat, DG Education and DG Research aimd at producing microdata on al higher education institutions in Europe. On these issues he has published two books from Edward Elgar (2007 and 2014). He has in preparation a book from Springer on the evaluation of research in Social Sciences and Humanities.