Naghavi, Alireza

Position: Professor

PhD: University College Dublin, 2004

Short Bio

Full Professor of Economics, University of Bologna. PhD Board Member. PhD in Economics in 2004 from University College Dublin. Previously held position at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Global scientific coordinator of the European Commission’s FP7 project INGINEUS (Impact of Networks, Globalisation, and their INteraction with EU strategies) from 2009 to 2012. Also adjunct professor at John Hopkins University, consultant at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and visiting professor at Universities in Norway, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and France. His research interests focus on international trade and institutions including intellectual property rights, offshoring, migration, and innovation. His recent research also include topics on political economy, religion, and development.

Selected Publications

  • Michalopoulos, S., Naghavi, A., Prarolo, G., Islam, Inequality and Pre-Industrial Comparative Development, Journal of Development Economics 120, 86-98, 2016.
  • Dizaji, S., Farzanegan, M., Naghavi, A., Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran, International Tax and Public Finance 23, 522-549, 2016.
  • Akerman, A., Naghavi, A., Seim, A., Oligarchies and Development in a Global Economy: A Tale of Two Elites, Economic Inquiry 54 (1), 229-246, 2016.
  • Naghavi, A., Strozzi, C., Intellectual Property Rights, Diasporas, and Domestic Innovation, Journal of International Economics 96 (1), 150-161, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Pignataro, G., Theocracy and Resilience Against Economic Sanctions, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 111, 1-12, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Spies, J., Toubal, F., Intellectual Property Rights, Product Complexity and the Organization of Multinational Firms, Canadian Journal of Economics 48 (3), 881-902, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Tsai, Y., Cross-Border Intellectual Property Rights: Contract Enforcement and Absorptive Capacity, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 63 (2), 211-226, 2015.
  • Ivus, O., Naghavi, A., Migration, Technology Diffusion and  Institutional Development at the Origin, in International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development, Eds: R. Lucas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton MA, 2014.
  • Mantovani, A., Naghavi, A., Parallel Imports and Innovation in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Indian Pharmaceuticals, Health Economics 21 (11), 1286-1299, 2012.
  • Bjorvatn, K., Naghavi A., Rent Seeking and Regime Stability in Rentier States, European Journal of Political Economy 27 (4), 740-748, 2011.
  • Naghavi, A.,  Davis, C., Offshoring Production: A Simple Model of Wages, Productivity, and Growth, Economic Inquiry  49 (2), 334-348, 2011
  • Naghavi, A., Leahy, D., Intellectual Property Rights and Entry into a Foreign Market: FDI vs. Joint Ventures, Review of International Economics 18 (4), 633-649, 2010.
  • Naghavi A., Ottaviano, G., Outsourcing, Complementary Innovations and Growth, Industrial and Corporate Change 19 (4), 1009-1035, 2010.
  • Naghavi, A., Trade Sanctions and Green Trade Liberalization”, Environment and Development Economics 15 (4), 379-394, 2010.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Firm Heterogeneity, Contract Enforcement, and the Industry Dynamics of Offshoring, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 111, 629-653, 2009.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Offshoring and Product Innovation, Economic Theory 38, 517-532, 2009.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Outsourcing, Contracts, and Innovation Networks, in Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational, Eds: S. Brakman and H. Garretsen, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2008.
  • Naghavi, A., Strategic Intellectual Property Rights Policy and North-South Technology Transfer, Review of World Economics: Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv 143, 55-78, 2007
  • Naghavi, A., Asymmetric Labor Markets, Southern Wages, and the Location of Firms, Review of Development Economics 11, 463-481, 2007.
  • Naghavi, A., Can R&D Inducing Green Tariffs Replace International Environmental Regulations?Resource and Energy Economics 29, 284-299, 2007.



Email: alireza naghavi@unibo.it
phone: +39-051-2098873
Office 32: Department of Economics Piazza Scaravilli, 2. Third Floor.