Vito Amendolagine

Role: Research fellow
Telephone: +39 0382 984358
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He has got a Master of Science in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Essex, a Doctor of Philosophy at the Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods, University of Bari and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Dr. Amendolagine has working experience with UNIDO.

Research interests

International Trade. International Macroeconomics. Development Economics.

Recent publications


“Foreign direct investment, Integration in the global value chains and local development” (January 2018), with A. Presbitero, R. Rabellotti, M. Sanfilippo,

“FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries” (December 2017), with A. Presbitero, R. Rabellotti, M.Sanfilippo, A. Seric, Internatonal Monetary Fund Working Paper n. 284, Washington, DC (US)

“Internationalization Modes and Productivity of Italian Manufacturing: some firm-level evidence” (2017), with R. Capolupo and L. Serlenga, International Economics, 152, 79-90. DOI:

“Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping sprees in advanced countries. How good is it for their innovation output?” (2017), with E. Giuliani, A. Martinelli, R. Rabellotti, mimeo. Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Economic Geography.

“'Offshore-sourcing strategies and the puzzle of productivity: A micro-level analysis”, (2017), with R. Capolupo and G. Ferri, Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, 10, 282-308.

“Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the European Union” (2017), with R. Rabellotti, in Drahokoupil (Ed.), Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe: Corporate strategies and labour relations, Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, ch. 5, 99-120. ISBN: 978-2-87452-455-4

“Chinese MNEs bridging technologies across home and host regions” (2018), with E. Giuliani, A. Martinelli, R. Rabellotti, in McKelvey, M., and Jun, J. (Eds), Innovative Capabilities and Globalization of Chinese Firms: Becoming a Leader in Innovation Spaces ,Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishers, ch. 8.

“Chinese Multinationals in Europe” (2017), with A. Amighini and R. Rabellotti, in S. Beretta, A. Berkofsky, L. Zhang, (Eds.), Understanding China Today: An Exploration of Politics, Economics, Society and International Relations. Springer, Berlin, Germany, ch. 14, p. 233-245. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29625-8

“FDI and structural change in Africa: does the origin of investors matter ?” (2017), with N. Coniglio and A. Seric, in E. Wamboye, E. A., Tiruneh (Eds.) Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Development in Africa: BRICS’ versus OECD’s Impact. Basingstoke, United Kingdom, p.97-125. DOI:

“Chinese and Indian Multinationals: A Firm-Level Analysis of their Investments in Europe” (2015), with C. Cozza and R. Rabellotti, Global Economic Review, 44, p.452-469. DOI: 10.1080/1226508X.2015.1099235

"Innovativeness, Offshoring and Black Economy Decisions. Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Firms" (2014), with R. Capolupo and G. Ferri, International Business Review, 23, p. 1153-1166. DOI:

"Economic Enclaves or Bridges to the Global Economy? Foreign and Diaspora Investments in Developing Countries" (2014), with N. D. Coniglio, EUI working papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2014/10. DOI:

“FDI and Local Linkages in Developing Countries: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Countries”, with A. Boly, N.Coniglio, F. Prota, A. Seric, World Development, Vol. 50, pp. 41-56, 2013. DOI:

"Exports and performance in a panel of Italian manufacturing firms” (2011), with R. Capolupo and N. Petragallo, Swiss Review of International Economic Relations, 66, p. 151-180

“Industrial Structure, Trade and Regional Economics : Market Segmentation” (January 2010), with G. Talmain, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics Discussion Papers, n.4. Glasgow.

“L’assicurazione del credito all’esportazione migliora la performance delle imprese? Evidenza dall’attività SACE” (with G. Ferri, A. Terzulli and G. Summo), Rapporto ICE 2009-2010. 1, pp.362-370.