Antonio Andreoni returns to SOAS

SOAS has appointed industrial economist Antonio Andreoni as a professor.

He moves into the post from University College London, where he was an associate professor of industrial economics and head of research of the institution’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Andreoni returns to SOAS after previously working as a senior lecturer in economics at the university. He holds other international research and teaching appointments, including as visiting associate professor at the University of Johannesburg and as a member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.

His research focuses on productive organizations and industrial ecosystems, technological change and innovation, financialization and corporate governance and the role of the state and industrial policy.

Andreoni is also on international advisory panels, including to the OECD and World Bank, and regularly provides advice on industrial policy to governments.

Commenting on the appointment on Twitter, SOAS said: “Our Department continues to grow and we are delighted that Antonio Andreoni will come back to SOAS Economics as a Professor from September 2022.” It added: “Congratulations Antonio, we look forward to working with you!”

The appointment follows that of development economist Ha-Joon Chang, who earlier this month joined SOAS as a distinguished research professor, after 26 years at the University of Cambridge.