Rubiconto Rubiconto

M. Sc. Francesca Rubiconto

  • KIT Campus Süd,

    Geb. 01.87 - 5. OG

    Rüppurrer Str. 1a, Haus B

    76137 Karlsruhe

About Francesca Rubiconto

Francesca Rubiconto is a Scientific Assistant at the Chair in Economic Policy of the Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology and a PhD Fellow at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social
Research Institute on Innovation and Technology. She conducted her undergraduate studies in
economics of International Markets and Humanities and Media studies at the University of Milan and
at the University of Pavia. She completed her studies with a master´s degree in International Business
and Economics at the University of Pavia, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her main research
interests are environmental economics, international economics, technical change and industrial
dynamics.

Main topics of research

  • Technical change, competitiveness, and employment. A sustainable perspective
  • Technical change and the demography of new products: the case of the electric vehicle battery
    industry
  • Sustainability and the quality of life: how to overcome the limits of the Gross Domestic Product

Teaching activities

All teaching activities were carried out through the 'Problem-Based learning', focused on the critical
resolution of relevant problems within small groups. The aim is to stimulate the interactions among
the students and to activate their previous knowledge, resulting in a collective and constructive
learning process.

  • Economics of Innovation - Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research institute on Innovation and Technology, from AY 2016-17 to 2020-21)
  • Proposal Development - Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research institute on Innovation and Technology, from AY 2016-17 to 2020-21)
  • Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy (Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, from AY 2016-17 to 2017-18)
  • International Trade (Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, from AY 2015-16 to 2016-17)
  • Public Economics (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and
    Social Research institute on Innovation and Technology, from AY 2015-16 to 2017-18)