Gianluca Grimalda is currently research fellow at IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research), Instituto Superior Tecnico of Lisbon.
He was formerly research fellow at CSGR from October 2002 to March 2008. His main research interests delve into how globalisation influences economic development, income distribution, and social institutions and norms of behaviour.
Gianluca co-ordinates an international experimental research project on globalisation, co-operation and trust. Its main aim is to analyse and measure individual propensities to co-operate and trust people at the local, national, and international level, and study how this correlates with globalization. The research has taken place in six countries at different stages of their globalisation process. A first paper from the project has been published on the Proceedings of the Natl. Academy of Sciences.
Gianluca also co-ordinated a research programme on "Globalisation and regional integration: Their Impacts on Employment and Inequality in EU Neighbouring Countries". This is part of a research project on "Inequality: Mechanisms, Effects, and Policies", which has been funded by the European Commission. The research investigates the various mechanisms of inequality in those developing countries that have been affected by the process of European integration.
Gianluca attained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southampton (2003) on the subject of Individual Choice, Social Norms and Growth. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pavia (Italy) (2001) on themes of Evolutionary Growth Theory. He has formerly been Teaching fellow at the University of Southampton (2002), and research assistant at the University of Trento (2001) and LIUC University (1997-2000).