Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) is a public university institute with special autonomy. It offers an excellent multi-disciplinary environment for learning and research in applied sciences and social sciences – Economics and Management, Law, Political Science, Forestry and Biotechnology, Medicine, Engineering. In the THE World University Rankings 2018-2019, Sant’Anna ranked 1st in Italy and 9th in the world ranking of best young universities (under 50).
The Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS)
conducts innovative research offering a comprehensive and evidence-based analysis of key legal, social, economic and political phenomena. Its main areas of expertise are comparative law and new technologies, fundamental and human rights protection, integrity, sustainability, multi-level governance, conflict management, law of non-profit organizations. Within DIRPOLIS, the International and Comparative Law Research Lab (LIDER-Lab), which coordinates reCreating Europe, leads the research in the field of law and technologies, with a major focus on intellectual property, privacy, fundamental rights protection, civil liability, insurance and health law.
The Institute of Economics
carries out research and training activities in the field of empirical and theoretical economics. The main lines of research include: (i) the economics of innovation, studying how innovations are generated and their impact at the micro, meso and macro levels; (ii) the connection between intellectual property rights and inventive and creative activities; (iii) micro and macro agent-based models, with particular attention to the patterns of economic change driven by the introduction and diffusion of new technologies; (iv) economic history with a special focus on long run growth and major economic discontinuities. Despite its small size, the Institute has achieved important results in terms of research output, that place it at the second place within the Economics Departments in Italy (ANVUR), and in the top 5% among European economic institutions (RePEc rankings).