American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Applied Economic Policy: Digital Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Economic Productivity


The growth theory literature evidences the relevance of knowledge diffusion process for firms’ productivity. Indeed, firms decide to innovate by generating the technological knowledge for developing new products and production processes or improving those already in existence. Particular attention may be paid to the knowledge produced from other firms, the ‘knowledge spillovers’.

The aim of this Special Issue is to consider studies relative to the investigation of knowledge spillovers through the analysis of research and development expenditures (R&D) or patent data. In particular, we further explore the innovation process of the firms and the relative impact of employment.

Theoretical and empirical contributions from the economics of innovation and relative public policies are welcome in this Special Issue.

Submissions  consist of theoretical or applied research in large range of tracks and topics including, but not limited to:

  1. Knowledge-Based Economy and Social Capital
  2. Innovation Economics
  3. Digital transformation processes in the private and public sectors
  4. Employment effects of digital innovation
  5. Liquidity constraints and Productivity

Guest Editors

Luigi AldieriDepartment of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission DeadlineDecember 31, 2022
Review Completed byFebruary 15, 2023
Possible Publication DateMarch 5, 2023