Paolo Di Giannatale

Assistant Professor in Economics

Nottingham University Business School China
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Room 361, Trent Building


University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


+86 (0)574 88180000 ext. 6465


PhD (Bocconi University, Italy)

MSc (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

BSc (Teramo University, Italy)


Paolo is Assistant Professor in Economics at Nottingham University Business School China since 2016. Previously he worked at the Center for Studies and Research of Assolombarda (main branch of Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry) and Eupolis Lombardia (Institute for Research, Statistics and Education of the region Lombardia, Italy). From 2010 to 2015 he was also teaching Economics at the Bocconi University and the University of Milan, Italy. Before, he got a variety of teaching and research contracts at the University of Teramo as well as the LIUC University and the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

In 2009, Paolo got his Ph.D. in Economics from the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) with a final dissertation dealing with the effects of integration contracts on the partners' bargaining power in cooperative games. In 2003, he obtained a Master of Arts in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.



  • Microeconomics for Business A
  • Quantitative Methods 1b

Research interests

Paolo’s favorite topics include the measurement of 'power indexes' in political and economic competition frameworks, voting, M&As and Strategic Alliances.

Research Interests

  • Applied Economics
  • Cooperative Game Theory
  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Corporate Governance


  • “Integration Contracts and Asset Complementarity: Theory and Evidence from US Data” (joint with F. Passarelli), International Journal of Industrial Organization (2018), Vol. 61, pp. 192-222.
  • “Voting Chances Instead of Voting Weights” (joint with F. Passarelli), Mathematical Social Sciences (2013), 65(3), pp. 164-173.

Other Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Di Giannatale, P., Passarelli, F., 2014. “Integration Contracts and Asset Complementarity: Theory and Evidence from US Data”. MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Di Giannatale, P., Passarelli, F., 2013. “Collusion in Cooperative Games: Empirical Evidence from US”.  LIUC - Università Carlo Cattaneo, LIUC Papers, Vol. 268.

Book Chapters

“The financial crisis and the end of a European model of social market economy” (joint with F. Passarelli), in P. Gargiulo (eds.), Politics and social rights in the UE, Scientific Editions, 2011.


“A Regional Manufacturing Scoreboard for EU: the new drivers of competitiveness” (2015), Eupolis Lombardy, Italy.

Conference presentations

  • “Integration contracts and asset complementarity: theory and evidence from US data”. World Finance & Banking Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand (2017).
  • “The incentives to sign integration contracts: a cooperative-game approach with empirical evidence”. World Finance & Banking Symposium, Taichung, Taiwan (2018).