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. I am on the Job Market for 2022-2023 and I will be available for interviews at the CEEE, ASSA and EEA meetings.

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

  • Innovation and IP rights

  • Industrial organization

  • Antitrust

  • Law & Economics

Education

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


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


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


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