Nicola Francesco Dotti

Associate and visiting staff

  • Current position Postdoc in economic geography
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Geography
    Faculty of Sciences
    Building F – Room 6F326
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 3185
  • Fax +32 (0)2 629 3378
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The research areas of Nicola Francesco Dotti are:

  • Geography of Research and Public Policy Innovations;
  • Informal Economy;
  • Policy Evaluation and Territorial Impact Assessment;
  • EU Policies in European Regions (Structural Funds and Framework Programmes);
  • and Integrated Territorial Perspectives of Economics and Politics in Europe.

Nicola Francesco Dotti is a member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and RSA Ambassador for Belgium, member of the editorial board of CritCom of the Council for European Studies (CES) and member of the UACES-CRN.

Educational background

2008-2011: PhD Territorial Economics and Policy, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2008-2009: MSc Local Economic Development, Department of Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom

2004-2007: Double MSc, Department of Industrial, Communication, Fashion and Media Design, Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2004-2007: MSc Urban Planning and Policy Design, Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2001-2004: BSc Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Previous positions/employment

2011-2012: Evaluation and Impact Assessment of EU Research Policy for Climate Change, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, EU Commission, DG Research and Innovation – Environment Coordination and Evaluation Unit

Key publications

Dotti, N. F. (2015) Unwritten Factors Affecting Structural Funds: The Influence of Regional Political Behaviours on the Implementation of EU Cohesion Policy, European Planning Studies, forthcomng in print issue, published online 28 May 2015: 1–21.

Dotti, N. F., van Heur, B. and Williams, C. C. (2015) Mapping the Shadow Economy: Spatial Variations in the Use of High Denomination Bank Notes in Brussels, European Spatial Research and Policy 22(1): 5–21.

Dotti, N. F., Spithoven, A. and van Heur, B. (2014) The Competitiveness of Brussels in European Research Area, Brussels Studies 81.

Dotti, N. F. (2013) The Unbearable Instability of Structural Funds’ Distribution, European Planning Studies 21(4): 596–614.

Dotti, N. F., Fratesi, U., Lenzi, C. and Percoco, M. (2013) Local Labour Markets and the Interregional Mobility of Italian University Students, Spatial Economic Analysis 8(4): 443–468.