TOMMASO ALBA
University of Toronto

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ABOUT

I'm a PhD Candidate researching Economics of Innovation and Industrial organization at the University of Toronto. Starting September, I am joining the MSI department in KU Leuven as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics. 

My research focuses on the role of patent trade and enforcement on firms' innovative performance. I combine US patent data, patent-litigation data and firm-level industry information to estimate structural models and test theoretical predictions about the role of IP and innovation.

I am currently a Junior Fellow at Massey College, and an alumni of the School of advanced Studies of the University of Udine.

Outside of research, I love skiing and I am passionate about fantasy literature, RPG games and medieval history.

Interests

Education

PhD in Economics (Expected 2023)
University of Toronto (Canada)


MA Economics (2016)
Università degli studi of Udine (Italy)


MA Economics (2016)
Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria)


BA Commerce and Economics (2014)
Università degli studi of Udine (Italy)