Andrea Bonaccorsi is Full Professor of Economics and Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa, Italy and Senior fellow of IRVAPP, the Institute of Research on Evaluation of Public Policies at the FBK Foundation in Trento. His research interests are in the fields of economics of science, technology, and innovation. He has published over 200 papers, of which more than 60 articles in internationally refereed journals, with more than 7,000 GS citations.
He has been member of RISE, the group of experts supporting the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation.
He has pioneered the field of microdata on Higher Education Institutions, with the Aquameth and Eumida projects, which gave origin to ETER, the now publicly available European Tertiary Education Register. On these projects he edited Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education (2014) and, together with Cinzia Daraio, Universities And Strategic Knowledge Creation (2007).
In the 2011-2015 period he served as Board member of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR). In this capacity he supervised the production of indicators for the National Scientific Habilitation, the classification of scientific journals, and the development of the methodology for the evaluation of the third mission. Based on these experiences he wrote two books: one book (in Italian) in which he developed systematically the epistemic arguments for research evaluation, in particular in SSH (La valutazione possibile, Il Mulino 2015) and another in which he collected and edited chapters on various aspects of evaluation in SSH (Research evaluation in SSH. Lessons from the Italian experience, Springer 2017).
He has been member of several expert groups at the European Commission (DG Research, DG Regio), among which the AUBR group (Assessment of University-Based Research) and the group which supported the launch of the European Research Council.