Francesco Daveri is Professor of Practice of Macroeconomics and Director of the full-time MBA at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. He has taught at several Italian and European universities, including the Università Cattolica (Piacenza campus), Parma, Brescia, Munich and Lugano. He has acted as a consultant for Italy’s Ministry of Economy, the World Bank, the European Commission and the European Parliament. He was a member and Chair of the committee assigning the Bank of Italy’s Bonaldo Stringher scholarships. His research activities focus on the relationship between economic reform, the adoption of new technologies and productivity trends at company, industry and aggregate level in Italy, Europe and the USA. He is the author of many essays and articles dealing with his areas of interest. His works have been published in academic journals such as The Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Rivista di Politica Economica, CESifo Economic Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, Economic Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, and World Development. He has been a referee for many Italian and international academic journals. He has been Visiting Fellow at various universities and international research centres, such as the University of Harvard, the University of Copenhagen and the Banque de France. He is a columnist for the Corriere della Sera newspaper and managing editor of the website LaVoce.info. He is also an expert speaker at Italian and international companies and for the mass media. He is a member of the Sustainability Committee of Eurizon Capital and the Scientific Committee of ANIE (Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche). He is co-curator of the entry on "Italy" and team leader for the Bocconi University’s contribution to the World Economic Forum’s Transformation Map.