Michele Palladino is a policy analyst at Policy Links, the knowledge exchange unit of the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI), University of Cambridge. Policy Links' mission is to develop new policy evidence, insights and tools building on the latest academic thinking and international best practice.
Michele provides expertise in industrial economics for all the projects undertaken within the Policy Link unit. He is an economist and project manager with several years of experience in the consulting sector and in the academia, both in the UK and abroad. Before joining Policy Links, he worked as a consultant economist for a leading economics and environmental consultancy based in the UK. In this role, he managed a number of projects for the UK Government and the European Commission, focusing on European policy evaluation, industry sector analysis, and chemicals regulation.
Michele has also previous consulting experience in Italy and Brazil in the field of designing, monitoring and evaluation of projects in the SMEs manufacturing and agribusiness sectors, mainly funded by international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD-LEED Programme. He holds a PhD in Production and Development Economics from the University of Insubria (Italy), and an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.