Member of Parliament
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Irene Tinagli is Assistant Professor at the University Carlos III in Madrid. Her research focuses on policies for innovation, creativity and regional development, studying and benchmarking hundreds of cities and regions worldwide. Her work on the creative potential of cities and regions has been featured in international journals such as Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. She served as an Expert on Creativity and Innovation for the European Commission and consulted for the United Nations (UNDESA) as well as for several national and regional governments. She actively contributes to the policy debate on innovation in her native country, with a special focus on policies for innovation, youth employment and entrepreneurship. She is a columnist for the Italian newspaper La Stampa and published author. Her latest book focuses on Italy's loss of competitiveness and creative spirit (Einaudi/Mondadori). She is a Board Member of the advocacy group Italia Futura. She received her PhD and Master's of Science in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.