Associate Fellow
UNU-MERIT, United Nations University & SPRU, University of Sussex Business School

Tommaso Ciarli research is on the impact of technological change on soceities, in higher and lower income countries. He has lead and co-lead several funded projects on: estimating the impact of innovation on employment and inequality (ESRC, JRF, GLA, EC); modelling economic growth and structural change (EC, British Academy, ESRC); studying the relation between inclusive innovation and structural change (IDRC); mapping the relation between science, technology and innovation trajectories, sustainable development and societal challenges (UKRI/GCRF, DFID, ESRC and NSF); modelling sustainable transitions (Rebuilding Macroeconomics); and estimating the impact of violent conflict on economic activity (ESRC, CEPR and DFID).

Research interests
  • Technoligical change, work and inequality
  • Structural change, inequality and economic development
  • Relation between sience trajecotires and society
  • Violent conflict.
Journal articles

Ciarli, T., Kenney, M., Massini, S., & Piscitello, L. (2021). Digital technologies, innovation, and skills: Emerging trajectories and challenges. Research Policy, 50(7), 104289

Ciarli, T., Lorentz, A., Valente, M., & Savona, M. (2019). Structural changes and growth regimes. Journal of Evolutionary Economics29(1), 119-176.

Book chapters

Ciarli, T., Di Ubaldo, M., Savona, M. (2020). Innovation and Self-Employment. In: Zimmermann, K. (eds) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer, Cham.

Policy publications

Ciarli,Tommaso & Florencia Jaccoud & Fabien Petit, 2022. “Heterogeneous Adjustments of Employment to Automation Technologies: Evidence from Manufacturing Industries in European Regions,” EconPol Forum 23 p24-28, CESifo.

Maria Savona & Tommaso Ciarli & Ed Steinmueller & Simone Vannuccini, 2022. “The Design of Digital Automation Technologies: Implications for the Future of Work,” EconPol Forum 23 p4-10, CESifo

Ciarli, T., Salgado, E., & Savona, M. (2018). Do low-wage workers benefit from productivity growth recovery. Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.

Working papers

Campi, M., Dueñas, M., & Ciarli, T. (2022). Do Creative Industries Enhance Employment Growth? Regional Evidence from Colombia. IDB working paper

Tommaso Ciarli & Alberto Marzucchi & Edgar Salgado & Maria Savona, 2018. “The Effect of R&D Growth on Employment and Self-Employment in Local Labour Markets,” SPRU Working Paper Series 2018-08, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School.