Research Activities – Economics Faculty – Research Strands
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/02 Economic Policy
Prof. Michele Bagella – Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty
Prof. Bagella is interested in issues related to the monetary policies adopted in the Euro Area, in particular. Another strand of interest deals with the analysis of financial markets also with reference to the recent economic crisis and to the effects of globalization. In addition, a further interest deals with the study of the development and evolving dynamics involving small and medium enterprises and industrial districts with a specific focus on the Italian situation. Prof. Bagella attended several congresses and workshops.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/08 Economics and Business Management
Prof. Ernesto Auci – Associate Professor
Prof. Ernesto Auci works on issues related to business management paying particular attention to the strategies of business growth and of development of entrepreneurial initiatives.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/01 Political Economics
Prof. Massimo Baldassarri – Associate Professor
Prof. Baldassarri works, among others, on issues related to development and growth, globalization, employment policies, public expenditure policies.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/11 Business organization
Prof. Marco De Marco - Associate Professor
Prof. De Marco works on issues related to business organization with a special focus on the role of technological innovation in the field of ICTs and their impact on businesses’ organizational patterns.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/11 Economics of Financial Intermediaries
Prof. Massimo Locicero - Associate Professor
Prof. Locicero works on finance, growth, economics of intangible assets (knowledge, communication, culture) as tools for promoting development.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/06 Applied Economics
Prof. Linda Meleo – Researcher
Prof.ssa Linda Meleo acquired expertise in the field of sector analysis, mainly of networked industries, of intra- and extra-industrial competitive dynamics at intra- and extra-European level, as regards antitrust issues, market regulation and infrastructural policies with a specific focus on markets that were previously under a public monopoly, such as the sector of telecommunications (fix and mobile telephony and Internet, in particular) and the energy sector, mainly those of electrical energy suppliers as well as of other sectors such as manufacturing, broadly speaking, paper, brickworks and aluminum sectors.
High relevance was given also to research issues linked to the relationship existing between company competitive dynamics and environmental regulations, making special reference to emissions permits, designed in Europe. Attention is devoted also to the waste sector and to the different incentive components identified in Italy and in Europe. Further research interests dealt with other aspects related to mobility policies and analyses about carbon footprint in Italy and in Europe. Additionally, another issue of research being investigated is related with energy policies and, in particular, with regulatory and incentive methods used for promoting renewable energies, and more specifically the solar ones. Finally, expertise in the field of stakeholder engagement was developed.
Scientific Disciplinary Sector SECS-P/07 Business Economics
Prof. Alberto Romolini - Researcher
Prof. Alberto Romolini conducts research work on four different strands.
The first one deals with social accountability applied to private, public and non-profit companies. The relevance of this issue derives from the growing popularity of the company practice of social accountability and non-financial reporting that poses big questions on the qualitative level of the information supplied by the stakeholders, their accountability and reliability. In this area they developed a model for analyzing the quality of social accountability based on extra-accounting quantitative data. This model was applied and tested, to check its correctness, in companies working in different fields and of different size.
The second research area deals with governance model for territorial public boards. This interest derives from the consideration made on the fact the growing externalization of services and public-private partnerships modified the role of local boards as service suppliers at the top of group formed by the local board and by public service company. This new status, promoted also by the European integration process, requires the identification of new governance models for an efficient management of the local public group and of the available financial resources that are fewer and fewer.
The third area deals, instead, with the identification of new governance model of the regional healthcare systems. In deeply changing sector, federal drives, accounting-keeping harmonization and the managerial administration of healthcare companies modified the healthcare systems that have to find new governance models for a more efficient expenditure management and for enhancing the services offered to their citizens.
At last, the third area deals with the field of the History of Accounting, applied to companies and public institutions. The approached adopted in this field is that of identifying, by analyzing quantitative and extra-accounting documents available in historical archives of companies the causal links between the history of the companies and the economic and technical development of society.
Finally, Prof. Alberto Romolini conducts scientific activities by attending national and international conferences and workshops that are listed below.