Antonio Vezzani is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of the Roma Tre University and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). Before joining Roma Tre University, he served as a researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His-research embraces the study of the innovation process, and issues related to the use of intangible assets and intellectual property rights, the local and global knowledge dynamics, and technology and innovation policies.