Silvia Rocchetta is an Assistant Professor of Economics at DCU Business School.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Università Degli Studi di Torino – Collegio Carlo Alberto.  During her doctoral studies, she was a Visiting researcher at the Centre for Business Research of the University of Cambridge. Before joining DCU Dr. Rocchetta was working on a European Research Council project on technology evolution in regional economies in the Spatial Dynamics Lab at University College Dublin.  Her current projects mainly focus on innovation and inequality, corruption and economic development, regional economies evolution, technological change, industry lifecycle, and firm dynamics. Her studies have been published by some of the top-tier international journals in the field as the Journal of Economic Geography and Regional Studies.

Selected Publications

Regional knowledge spaces: the interplay of entry‑relatedness and entry‑potential for technological change and growth

Investigating changes in noise pollution due to the COVID-19 lockdown: The case of Dublin, Ireland

OK Computer: the creation and integration of AI in Europe

Scientific Collaboration, Research Funding, and Novelty in Scientific Knowledge



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