Dr. Luca Verginer

Senior Researcher

I am an empirical economist and network scientist focused on the dynamics of pharmaceutical supply chains and the role of patenting in their innovation. My research ambitiously spans both economic and social networks, using a diverse methodological toolkit that includes causal inference, advanced econometrics, and state-of-the-art neural network models, particularly Graph Neural Networks (GNN) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). A significant aspect of my work is dedicated to examining and enhancing the resilience of pharmaceutical supply chains. With a strong emphasis on temporal network analysis. My reseaerch is directed towards shaping resilient, efficient, and innovative solutions for the challenges facing global health today.

Prior to joining Chair of Systems Design Team, I received a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Trento and a PhD in Economics and Data Science from IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca.

Luca's most recent publications

Adapting to disruptions: Managing supply chain resilience through product rerouting

Science Advances - 2024

Ambra Amico, Luca Verginer, Giona Casiraghi, Giacomo Vaccario and Frank Schweitzer

The Robotic Herd: Using Human-Bot Interactions to Explore Irrational Herding

SocArXiv - 2023

Luca Verginer, Giacomo Vaccario and Piero Ronzani

Spillover of Antisocial Behavior from Fringe Platforms: The Unintended Consequences of Community Banning

Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media - 2023

Giuseppe Russo, Luca Verginer, Manoel Horta Ribeiro and Giona Casiraghi

Understanding Online Migration Decisions Following the Banning of Radical Communities

Proceedings of the 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023 - 2023

Giuseppe Russo, Manoel Horta Ribeiro, Giona Casiraghi and Luca Verginer

When standard network measures fail to rank journals: A theoretical and empirical analysis

Quantitative Science Studies - 2022

Giacomo Vaccario and Luca Verginer

The Role Of Network Embeddedness On The Selection Of Collaboration Partners: An Agent-Based Model With Empirical Validation

Advances in Complex Systems - 2022

Frank Schweitzer, Antonios Garas, Mario V. Tomasello, Giacomo Vaccario and Luca Verginer

The Impact of Acquisitions on Inventors' Turnover in the Biotechnology Industry

arXiv - 2022

Luca Verginer, Federica Parisi, Jeroen van Lidth de Jeude and Massimo Riccaboni

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research in the life sciences

PLOS ONE - 2022

Massimo Riccaboni and Luca Verginer

Network embeddedness indicates the innovation potential of firms

arXiv - 2022

Giacomo Vaccario, Luca Verginer, Antonios Garas, Mario V. Tomasello and Frank Schweitzer

A network approach to expertise retrieval based on path similarity and credit allocation

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination - 2021

Xiancheng Li, Luca Verginer, Massimo Riccaboni and P. Panzarasa

Reproducing scientists' mobility: a data-driven model

Scientific Reports - 2021

Giacomo Vaccario, Luca Verginer and Frank Schweitzer

Stem cell legislation and its impact on the geographic preferences of stem cell researchers

Eurasian Business Review - 2021

Luca Verginer and Massimo Riccaboni

Talent Goes to Global Cities: The World Network of Scientists’ Mobility

Research Policy - 2021

Luca Verginer and Massimo Riccaboni

Should the government reward cooperation? Insights from an agent-based model of wealth redistribution

Advances in Complex Systems - 2021

Frank Schweitzer, Luca Verginer and Giacomo Vaccario

Analysis and Visualisation of Time Series Data on Networks with Pathpy

Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021 - 2021

Jürgen Hackl, Ingo Scholtes, Luka V Petrović, Vincenzo Perri, Luca Verginer and Christoph Gote

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