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Cesare A.F. RIILLO


Cesare A.F. RIILLO is back in the team from September 1, 2012 (he had already contributed to the work of EPR2 in 2009-2010 during his doctorate research). He has completed his doctorate program in Economics at the University of Trieste (IT) in June 2012.

Work experience

  • Quantitative Economist at STATEC - National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Sept. 2012 to present)
    Main activities:
    • Econometric modelling of micro data
    • Quantitative analysis of individual and firm level data
    • Academic writing, reporting to management and general public
    • Luxembourgish representative in the OECD working group on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE)
    Research interests: Applied quantitative research, Entrepreneurship, innovation
  • Economics Researcher at Public Research Centre Henri Tudor 27, J.F. Kennedy, Luxembourg. (May 2008 to June 2012).
  • Teacher of Financial Mathematics in High School Scuola Media Superiore “Leonardo da Vinci” Buje, Croatia (Sept. 2006-Oct. 2007).

Other activities

  • Member of the board of the European Standardization Academy (EURAS).
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Journal of Technology Transfer.
  • Trainer on the quantitative methods for policy evaluation at the national public administration institute in Luxembourg.
  • Research visiting at the TU-Berlin and Zentrale Europäische Wirtschaft.

Education

PhD (dottore di ricerca) with mention of “Doctor Europeus” in “Human, Territorial and Social Science–Scienze dell’ uomo, del territorio e della società”. University of Trieste, Italy. Thesis title: “Why do companies choose to be ISO 9000 certified and what is the relationship between certification and innovation? An empirical analysis for Luxembourg”. (April 2012)

Professional Finance MasterInternational Finance, Auditing and Control”. The master is organized by Camera di Commercio Italo-Lussemburghese. The partners are: PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Institute Banking Education, Luxembourg (IFBL). (Oct. 2007 – Dec. 2007)
Main topics: Fund industry, Risk management, Parent-subsidiaries directives, Anti-monetary-laundering, Mifid, Auditing.

Master (Laurea vecchio ordinamento) - “International Economy and Monetary Markets”, University of Trieste, Italy. (Nov.1999- July 2006)

Other trainings: training on ISO/IEC 15504 for assessing operational risk management frameworks according to Basel II for banks.

Language skills
Italian:     Mother tongue
English:    Fluent
Spanish:   Fluent
French:     Intermediate
German:   Intermediate (B 2.2)

Computer skills
Advanced STATA programmer- Data Analysis and Statistical Software-, good knowledge of office applications.

Publications

Journals:

  • Peroni C. Riillo, C. A. F. and Sarracino F. (2016) “Entrepreneurship and immigration: evidence from GEM Luxembourg” Small Business Journal Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp 639-656.
  • Mangiarotti G. and Riillo, C.A.F. (2014) “Standards and innovation in manufacturing and services: the case of ISO 9000”, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 31 No 4, pp.435 - 454
  • Riillo C.A.F., (2014) “Quality Management and Innovation: A Review of Quantitative Studies” International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 441-456
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2014), “Is ISO 9000 good for business? - A review of large quantitative studies-” Issues of Business and Law, Vol. 8, pp. 30-57.
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2014) “Quality management standard and innovation: A multiple-case study in Luxembourg", International Journal of Quality and Innovation, Vol.2, No. 3–4, pp.228-244.
  • Mangiarotti G. and Riillo, C.A.F. (2013) “A Signalling Framework for Drivers of ISO 9000 Certification in Services and Manufacturing”, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol.11, No.3, pp.287 – 310.
  • Riillo C.A.F. (2013), “Profiles and Motivations of Standardization Players”, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 17-33.

Forthcoming paper in Journal:

  • Riillo, C. A. F. and Mijatovic I. Engagement in ICT Standardization: Pushing the Patents or Questing for Knowledge? Forthcoming in IEEE-SIIT 2015. The 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, Sunnyvale, CA, 6 - 8 October 2015.

 Submitted papers, conference proceedings working papers:

  • Riillo, C. A. F, Capellari S. (2016) Cooperation with Universities and Innovativeness: Preliminary evidences from Mannheim Innovation Panel. Working paper
  • Riillo, C. A. F. (with Blind K. and Peterson S.) The Impact of Standards and Regulation on Innovation in Uncertain Markets, in the proceedings of 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia and under review in Research Policy.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. Environmental management certification and innovation: Signal or valuable knowledge? Proceedings of the 20th EURAS 2015, 22-24 June Copenhagen, Denmark and presented to "17th ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists" 6-9 July 2015, Mannheim, Germany.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. Is it profitable to be green? Preliminary results of an econometric evaluation using Coarsened Exact Matching on survey data– proceedings of the 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013. Barcelona, Spain, 17-19, June 2013 and proceedings of XXVIII National Conference of Labour Economics Roma, 27-28 September 2013; COMPIE, 27-28 November 2014, Rome and under review in journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. ICT standardization: insights from ICT usage survey 2013 in the Cahier Économique STATEC 118/2014 and in the proceedings of 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia
  • Riillo, C. A. F.  and  Ben Aun -Peltier L.(2014)  Who is green? a firm level analysis for Luxembourg the Cahier Économique STATEC 118/2014
  • Riillo, C. A. F.  ICT Standardization and Use of ICT Standards: A Firm Level Analysis in the Cahier Économique STATEC 118/2014 and in the proceedings of 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia
  • Riillo, C. A. F.  and Sarracino F. (2014) Corporate Social Responsibility: a firm level analysis of Luxembourg forthcoming in the Cahier Économique STATEC 118/2014 and in the proceedings of Corporate Responsibility Research Conference CRRC 2014 15-17 September 2014, Leeds, UK
  • Riillo, C. A. F. (2013) “The engagement in standardization activities A firm level analysis of formal and company standardization” proceedings of 17th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference – Boosting European Competitiveness pp. 325-340, Brussels, Belgium 24 – 26 June 2013.
  • Riillo, C. A. F. (2013) “Is standardization engagement improving firm performances? An analysis for Luxembourg” presented at workshop “innovation, patents and standards” Tours, France 19/11/2013 and in the proceedings of EURAM conference, Valencia, Spain 4-7/06/2014 and in Proceeding 19th Euras conference 8-10 September 2014, Beograd, Serbia
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2012) “Exploring innovation in freight road transport sector” Proceedings of XXIII ISPIM Conference - Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience, 17- 20.June 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2009) “Standards and innovation: what relationship?” in: Proceeding 14th Euras conference 22-24 June 2009, Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2009) “Standard and Innovation: Preliminary Results from Community Innovation Survey 2006 and ISO 9000 certification” Bilan Compétitivité 2009: Préparer l’après-crise (2009) Perspectives de politique économique, Ministère de l’Economie et du Commerce extérieur, N. 12, October 2009.
  • Riillo, C. A. F., (2013) Le choix de la normalisation: Pourquoi les entreprises s’engagent. Bilan Compétitivité 2013 Perspectives de politique économique, Ministère de l’Economie et du Commerce extérieur

Affiliation

STATEC Research
E-mail: cesare.riillo(at)statec.etat.lu
Phone: (+352) 247-84387
Room: HoE 120
Office: House of Entrepreneurship
14, rue Erasme
L-1468 Luxembourg-Kirchberg