Claudia Acciai

Claudia Acciai


I am Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen where I am working on the research project “Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science”.

My work lies at the intersection of comparative public policy, innovation studies and science of science. In my research I combine computational and experimental methods with qualitative content analysis techniques.

I hold a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Scuola Normale Superiore, with a dissertation on policy design in the Research and Innovation sector. I have been academic research visitor at the Institute for Innovation and Research at Alliance Manchester Business School (2019), the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Science Po Paris (2018), the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School (2018).

Before joining the Department of Sociology, I was scientific consultant (bibliometric data analysis and qualitative content analysis) at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna where I collaborated in two research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education: “Who advises What, When and How? Policy analysis capacity and its impact on Italian policymaking” and “Comparing Governance Regime Changes in Higher Education: systemic performances, national policy dynamics, and institutional responses. A multidisciplinary and mixed-methods analysis”.

I am part of the research group Knowledge, Organization and Politics at the Department of Sociology.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    The politics of research and innovation: Understanding instrument choices in complex governance environments-the case of France and Italy

    Acciai, Claudia, Nov 2021, In: Research Policy. 50, 9, 16 p., 104254.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  2. Published

    Policy instruments at work: A meta‐analysis of their applications

    Acciai, Claudia & Capano, G., 2021, In: Public Administration. 99, p. 118–136

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Two hearts and a loan? Mortgages, employment insecurity and earnings among young couples in six European countries

    Acciai, Claudia & Dottisani, G. M., 2018, In: Urban Studies. 55, 11, p. 2451–2469

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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