Dr Benito Giordano holds a PhD in political-economic geography from the University of Durham, UK, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK. He joined TIAS in September 2022 as an Associate Professor. Before that, between 2012 and 2022 he worked in the Management School at the University of Liverpool, UK.
His research interests focus upon the role of public policy and funding to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation to promote local and regional economic development across Europe.
Benito has considerable experience outside of academia working as an EU economic development consultant as well as five years in government affairs and lobbying, heading up the Brussels Office of an English Regional Development Agency. He is a dual UK and Italian citizen and speaks four languages.