Luca Sandrini

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Luca Sandrini is a Postdoctoral Researcher at QSMS Research Group at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics and Management at the University of Padova (IT) under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Manenti in 2020. His research interests are Economics of Innovation, Industrial Organization, and Digital Economics.


Contact details

QA325, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, H-1117 Budapest.

Research Projects

iCrowd: innovation, digital workforce and intellectual property rights
Funded by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFI) of Hungary – OTKA Postdoctoral Excellence Program 2021

Research interests

Applied Theory – Industrial Organisation; Economics of Innovation; Patents and Licensing; Digital Economics


  • Sandrini, L. (2021), Incentives for Labour-Augmenting Innovation in Vertical Markets: the Role of Wage Rate, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 75(C).

Working papers

  • Sandrini, L. (2020), Innovation, competition and incomplete adoption of a superior technology (Marco Fanno Working 251), R&R

Work in progress

  • Is the Minimum Inventive Step Requirement for Patent Applications Welfare Improving? (with Fabio Manenti)

  • Selling Consumers Information: the Role of Firms’ Expectation (with Carlo Reggiani)

  • Licensing of a Process Innovation to Heterogeneous Firms

  • Workplace Surveillance and Automation of Management