About Luciano Pietronero

Professor of Condensed Matter Physics (CV)

University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Physics Department, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Rome (Italy)
Associate to the Institute of Complex Systems, CNR (Founder and Director 2004-2014),
Via dei Taurini 19, 00185 Rome (Italy).


+39 (06) 4991 4347, Fax: +39 (06) 4957697


Luciano Pietronero’s research groups:

Economic Fitness

Pil Group

Key works and hot topics:

ECONOMIC FITNESS AND COMPLEXITY WORKSHOP @ CCS2018: The Economic FItness group chairs a dedicated workshop at the annual conference for complex systems

ECONOMIC FITNESS @ NATURE PHYSICS: A dynamical systems approach to gross domestic product forecasting

ECONOMIC FITNESS @ WORLD BANK: Economic Fitness is now part of the World Bank Data Catalog

Institutional Agreement: Un accordo tra Sapienza e Cnel per i fenomeni emergenti in economia

ECONOMIC FITNESS WORKSHOP @ IFC: On September 14th, 2017, the EF grop held a full-day workshop at the IFC headquarters in Washington, DC

The Economic Fitness Method: Abstract, World Bank Statement

Economic Fitness Interactive Plots: Fitness-GDP Plane, Fitness of Industrial Sectors

Country Rankings: Fitness Rankings Bibliography, Fitness Rankings Interactive Plot

Towards a new Institute on Economic Complexity with international support (INET)

Media Coverage, Books and Presentations:

Let the Expert talk: Luciano Pietronero & others explain Economic Fitness successes

Marginal Revolution: Applying Physics to GDP Forecasting

JRC science lecture: Economic Fitness and Complexity

Bloomberg: A Better Way to Make Economic Forecasts

Aspenia: L’algoritmo per le previsioni macroeconomiche: una conversazione con Luciano Pietronero

Aspenia: Big data and economic complexity: opportunity and myth

Complex Systems and Fractals: Introduction to Complexity, Fractals and Mandelbrot

Repubblica: Di Maio a caccia di VIP

Presentation: Economic Complexity Talks @ OECD (Sept. 2016)

Book: Complessità e altre storie

Book: Economic Complexity: Measuring the Intangibles

Additional Information:

Past Research Activity

Organizing activity and Projects

Teaching Activity