Sandrine Labory

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ferrara

Sandrine Labory is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ferrara, Italy. She has an MSc in Economics from University College London, and a Ph.D. at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Her research is focused on industrial economics and policy, including comparative analysis of national and regional industrial policies, innovative and productive processes at firm and territorial levels, structural changes and industrial development, and also in a research project commissioned by the European Commission, the OECD and regional governments.

Regarding industrial policy, she stresses the importance of comprehensive policies, which must include training and education in order to ensure the availability of human capital for industrial development. She has more than 100 publications in Italian and international journals, as well as books such as Industrial Policy after the Crisis: seizing the Future, (2011, Edward Elgar) and Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution. Perspectives on Digital Globalisation (2018, Edward Elgar) with prof. Patrizio Bianchi.

She is President of the Steering Committee of the European Regional Studies Association based in Brussels.