Global Value Chains

·        Pierluigi Montalbano & Rebecca Pietrelli & Luca Salvatici (2018). Participation in the market chain and food security: the case of the Ugandan maize farmers.Food Policy 76 (2018) 81–98

·        Montalbano, P., Nenci, S., Pietrobelli (2018). Opening and Linking Up: Firms, GVCs and Productivity in Latin AmericaSmall Business Economics, 50, 4 pp. 917-935DOI 10.1007/s11187-017-9902-6. (wp version is available in the UNUMERIT WORKING Paper Series 2017-30:;

·        International Linkages, Valued-Added Trade, and Firm Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean (with S., Nenci and C. Pietrobelli) in Grazzi, M. & C., Pietrobelli (2016) Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean. IDB, Palgrave Macmillan. Available open access at: and

·        Agriculture and Food Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does bilateral trade policy impact on backward and forward participation? (2017) by Jean Balié & Davide Del Prete & Emiliano Magrini & Pierluigi Montalbano & Silvia Nenci. Working Paper 4/2017. DiSSE. Sapienza University of Rome (IT);

·        Baliè, Jean and DelPrete, Davide and Magrini, Emiliano and Montalbano, Pierluigi and Nenci, Silvia(2017) Agriculture and Food Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Doesbilateral trade policy impact on backward and forward participation? EICworking paper series #3/2017 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca ISSN2279-6894.

·        Pierluigi Montalbano & Rebecca Pietrelli & Luca Salvatici,(2017). "Market chain participation and food security: the case of the Ugandan maize farmers," Working Papers 2/17, Sapienza University of Rome, DISSE.

·        Montalbano, P., Nenci, S., Salvatici, L. (2015), Trade, Value Chains and Food Security, Background Paper, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015-16, FAO;

Multilateralism, Regionalism, Trade policy, Impact Evaluation

·        Emiliano Magrini, Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci, Luca Salvatici (2017). Agricultural (Dis)Incentives and Food Security: Is There a Link?. Lead Article American Journal of Agricultural Economics(IF. 1.829); 99 (4): 847-871. doi: 10.1093/ajae/aaw103.

·        “Agricultural (Dis)Incentives and Food Security: Is there a Link?” Author Response to Comment American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 99, Issue 4, 1 July 2017, Pages 874,

·        Magrini, E., Montalbano, P. & Nenci, S. (2017).Are EU trade preferences really effective? An impact evaluation assessment of the Southern Mediterranean Countries' caseInternational Review of Applied Economics, 31:1, 126-144, DOI 10.1080/02692171.2016.1222355.

·        Assessing the trade impact of the European Neighbourhood Policy on the EU-MED Free Trade Area, (with S. Nenci), (2014) Applied Economics, 46(7). pp. 730-740 (wp version: Assessing the Trade Impact of the European Neighborhood Policy on EU-MED Free Trade Area (with S. Nenci) (2012) Economics Working Paper Series No. 31-2012, Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Falmer (UK);

·        The trade competitiveness of Southern emerging economies: a multi-dimensional approach through cluster analysis (with S. Nenci), (2014) The World Economy, 37 (6), pp. 783-810;

·       Marcella Corsi & Marina De Angelis & Pierluigi Montalbano, 2013. "The Gender Impact of Microfinance: The Case of Wekembe in Uganda," Working Papers CEB 13-045, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

·        Are the Emerging Economies a Threat to the Italian Competitiveness? (with S. Nenci) (2012), QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 4, December. Available at SSRN:

·        The Trade Specialization of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa: A Threat to Whom? (with S. Nenci), 2012, The International Trade Journal, Vol. 26(5) pp. 363-384. Available at SSRN: (working papers versions: Trade Patterns and Trade Clusters: China, India, Brazil and South Africa in the Global Trading System (with S. Nenci) (2011), Working paper No. 125/2011, University of Roma Tre (Italy); The CIBS Trade Specialization: Opportunity or Threat? (with S. Nenci) (2010) Working Papers PRIN 017, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna);

·        Rise of Southern Emerging Economies: Opportunity or Threat for Trading Partners? (2010) (with S.Nenci), The al-Farabi Kazakh National University, International scientific-practical conference "To innovative development  in the conditions of an unstable global economic processes" Kazakhstan, Almaty, December 9-10;

·        The ENP: towards a new EU-MED Partnership (2007) in M. Cremona, G. Meloni "The European Neighbourhood Policy: a framework for Modernisation? EUI working Paper No 21

Trade, Development Economics, Vulnerability and Food security

·        Letta, M., Montalbano, P. and Tol, R. S. J. (2017). Temperature shocks, growth and poverty thresholds: evidence from rural Tanzania Working Paper Series ED-WPS 20-2017, Department of Economics, University of Sussex. This paper is now available for download here: WPS-21-2017 ;

·        Magrini, E., Montalbano, P., (2017). Trade openness and vulnerability to poverty in Vietnam under Doi Moi. WTO-WB Trade and Poverty Research Project, forthcoming;

·        Magrini, E., Montalbano, P.,  Winters L. A. (2017). Vulnerability from trade in Vietnam. Working Paper Series ED-WPS 20-2017, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.;

·        Montalbano, P., Nenci, S., Salvatici, L. (2015), Trade Policy and Food and Nutrition Security, Background Paper, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015-16, FAO;

·        Montalbano, P., Nenci, S., Salvatici, L. (2015), Price support measurement and food security, Technical Note, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2015-16, FAO;

·        Bineau Y., Montalbano P. (2012) - Selected Developmental Aspects of Trade and Trade Policies - Final Report Project No. 2011/265311 – Final Version

·        "Trade openness and vulnerability to poverty: Vietnam in the long-run (1992-2008),"  (with E. Magrini), (2012) Working Paper Series 3512, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.

·        Montalbano, P. (2011). Trade Openness and Developing Countries’ Vulnerability: Concepts, Misconceptions and Directions for Research. World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(9), pages 1489-1502, September; Available at SSRN: (working paper version: Does Trade Openness increase vulnerability? A survey of the literature (2010) Economics Working Paper Series No. 4-2010, University of Sussex (UK); 

·        Assessing SIDS’ vulnerability to trade openness (with U. Triulzi) (2009), GDN E-books,9th GDN International Conference, January 27– February 2, 2008 Brisbane, Australia;

·        Socio-economic Vulnerability and Trade Liberalization: A Cross-country Evidence in Central and Eastern Europe during the Transition, (with A. Federici, C. Pietrobelli and U. Triulzi) (2008) in Lyn Squire, Jose Maria Fanelli (eds.) Dimensions of Reform: Reach, Range, Reason Edward Elgar Publishing”.

·        Cappellini C., Montalbano P., EESC Opinion on "EU_ASEAN relations", REX/276 

·        Trade Openness and Vulnerability in Central and Eastern Europe (2006) (with A. Federici, U. Triulzi e C. Pietrobelli) (2006), in Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke (eds) The Impact of Globalization on the World’s Poor: Transmission Mechanisms; Palgrave (working paper version: Trade Openness and Vulnerability in Central and Eastern Europe (2005) (con A. Federici, U. Triulzi e C. Pietrobelli), Wider Research Paper 2005/43; UNU-WIDER);

·        Trade and Vulnerability (2005) in Billi A., Boccella N., (éds) Développement, inégalités, pauvretés Editions Karthala, 2005;

·        La vulnerabilità socio-economica e la “cultura della prevenzione” nell’era della globalizzazione (2004), (con U. Triulzi) in La Globalizzazione ed i rapporti Nord-Est-Sud (a cura di Quadrio Curzio) 2004, Atti della XLII Riunione Scientifica Annuale, Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei Roma, 25-27 Ottobre 2001, III Sessione, Il Mulino, Bologna;

·        Ambiente e sviluppo nei PECO: Quali compatibilità (2004), (con Gabriella Meloni), in G. Paggi (a cura di), Ue e Peco: impatto ambientale dell’allargamento, Cacucci Editore, 2004;

·        Il finanziamento dello sviluppo nelle attuali iniziative internazionali (2004) (con G. Canitano) in IPALMO-DGCS (ed. by) “Debito dei paesi poveri: quali politiche per il dopo cancellazione?” G.Laterza (2004);

·        Socio-economic Vulnerability Analysis and the Culture of Prevention in the Globalization Era (2003) (con U. Triulzi). In Conflict Prevention and Human Security: G8, United Nations, and EU Governance (ed J. J. Kirton And R. N. Stefanova), Ashgate, 2003;

·        Quali politiche per il dopo cancellazione? (2003) (with U. Triulzi), in Politica Internazionale, n. 1-2-3, gennaio-giugno, 2003;

·        Towards Socio-Economic Vulnerability Analysis  (2002) (con U. Triulzi); DAC Network on Conflict, Peace and Development Co-operation, DCD/DAC/CPDC (2002)3, 18 Nov. 2002;

·        The incoherence in the Development Co-operation (2002), (con U. Triulzi)  in Foreign Aid and International Relations, Institute of European Studies (2002). Chinese Academy of Social Science, International Symposium on Foreign Trade and International Relations, Beijing, September 15-16, 2002;

·        Development cooperation policy: a time inconsistency approach (2001) (with U. Triulzi), Federico Caffè Centre, Roskilde University (Copenhagen)

·        La cooperazione incoerente (2001) (with U. Triulzi), in Politica Internazionale, n.1-2, gen-apr., 2001;

International Economic Policy

·   Pierluigi Montalbano & Silvia Nenci (2018). Energy efficiency, productivity and exporting: firm-level evidence. Energy Economics (forthcoming);

·        L’integrazione europea: aspetti teorici ed evidenze empiriche (2016) in U. Triulzi, Le Politiche Economiche dell’Unione Europea. Seconda Edizione. Roma: Mondadori Sapienza, Collana Minerva Manuali;

·        Le relazioni esterne dell’UE (2016) in U. Triulzi, Le Politiche Economiche dell’Unione Europea. Seconda Edizione. Roma: Mondadori Sapienza, Collana Minerva Manuali;

·        Understanding recent oil price dynamics: A novel empirical approach (with R. L. D'Ecclesia; E. Magrini; U. Triulzi). Energy Economics (2014). 46 (1), S11–S17. December. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.10.005

·        La Politica Economica Internazionale: Interdipendenze, Istituzioni e Coordinamento della Governance Globale (2012), UTET-Università,  ISBN 978-88-6008-394-4;

·        "Macroeconomic volatility, consumption behaviour and welfare: A cross-country analysis,"  (with A. Federici) (2012), Working Paper Series 3612, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.

·        Delocalizzazione e outsourcing internazionale nel settore dei servizi (2009) (con Triulzi U. e Polli A), Presidenza del Consiglio, Commissione di Garanzia per l’Informazione Statistica, Rapporto d’indagine.

·        Cappellini C., Montalbano P., (2008) The future of the textile, clothing and footwear sectors in Europe, EESC

·        La Politica Economica Internazionale: Teoria Normativa e Positiva (con U. Triulzi) (2006), UTET-Università, ISBN 88-6008-043-6;

·        La Politica Economica Internazionale: I temi della Global Governance (con U. Triulzi) (2006), UTET-Università, ISBN 88-6008-120-3;

·        L’allargamento UE ai PECO: integrazione o disintegrazione? (2003) ( P. Montalbano and A. Billi, eds.) PAGRI n.2-2003 

·        Analisi dei Flussi Potenziali di Interscambio Commerciale nel Mercato Comune Paneuropeo (2003), PAGRI n.2-2003;

·        L’allargamento della Ue ad Est: Un Rischio Per Il “Made In Italy”? (2004) (con F. Saliola) in Rapporto ICE 2003-2004 "L'Italia nell'economia internazionale";

·        Un’applicazione delle statistiche del commercio con l’estero: Le Guide paese dell’ICE (2000) (con U. Triulzi), in L’Italia nell’economia internazionale, Rapporto annuale ICE 1999-2000;

Cultural Economics, Local Development and Turism

·     Montalbano, P. & Palumbo, F. (2017). Il Piano strategico 2017-22: una piattaforma programmatico-operativa a supporto dell’innovazione dell’offerta turistica nazionale. In Valentino, P.A.  “L’Arte di produrre Arte. innovazioni, disseminazioni, impatti”; Associazione Civita, Ricerche Marsilio. ISBN 978-88-317-2939-0;

·        Montalbano, P. (2017). La critica al dibattito sui beni comuni: una prospettiva economicaEconomia della Cultura, 1/2017, pp. 37-50, doi: 10.1446/86581;

·        Montalbano, P,  Ruocco G., Valentino, P.A. (2017). Nota introduttiva / Introductory note,Economia della Cultura, 1/2017, pp. 3-13, doi: 10.1446/86578;

·        Montalbano, P., & Valentino, P. A. (2015). Cultural policies and local development: theory and practicesEconomia della Cultura25(3-4), 377-386;

·        Montalbano P., Palumbo F., Valentino P., (2014), Culture and creativity as drivers for Local Sustainable Economic Development. Project Wealth, Local Sustainable Economic Development Research Group Working Papers.

·        Aboav R.M., Montalbano, P., Palumbo, F., Valentino P.A. (2012). Culture and creativity as drivers of Local Sustainable Economic Development: the Apulian SAC case. IFKAD paper

·        L'internazionalizzazione della cultura: verso un nuovo paradigma di sviluppo locale e competitività internazionale (2007) (with U. Triulzi),  Europa e Mezzogiorno, vol. 55; p. 57-63, ISSN: 1593-9448

·        Cappellini C., Montalbano P., EESC Opinion on "Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries (Green Paper), COM(2010) 183 final.