Daniele Archibugi is an Italian economic and political theorist. He works on the economics and policy of innovation and technological change, on the political theory of international relations and on political and technological globalisation.
Archibugi graduated with an
Economics degree at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with Federico Caffè, and obtained a D.Phil. degree at SPRU of the University of Sussex under the mentorship of Christopher Freeman and Keith Pavitt. He has worked and taught at the Universities of Sussex, Naples, Cambridge, Sapienza University of Rome, LUISS University of Rome, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto and SWEFE University, Chengdu. He was Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, and Lauro de Bosis Visiting Professor at Harvard University. In June 2006, Archibugi was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Sussex. He currently works at the Italian National Research Council in Rome and at Birkbeck, University of London.
David Held, Archibugi has been a key figure in the development of cosmopolitanism and of cosmopolitan democracy in particular , namely the attempt to apply some of the norms and values of democracy to global politics.  He has advocated substantial reforms in international organizations, including the  United Nations and the European Union.
He has criticized the G7, G8 and G20 summits as undemocratic and urged for more transparent gathering for global politics.
He has also taken position against a  League of Democracies arguing that the same demands will be better served by a democratic reform of the United Nations. Archibugi is among the promoters of a directly elected  World Parliament, and a supporter of the  Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, an organisation which campaigns for democratic reform in the United Nations.
Globalization of innovation
Archibugi developed a taxonomy of the
globalization of technology with Jonathan Michie, where they distinguish among three main devices of transmission of know-how: international exploitation of innovations, global generation of innovation and global collaborations in science and technology.
As Chairman of an Expert Group of the
European Research Area on international collaboration in science and technology, he has pointed out that the demographic decline in Europe, combined with the lack of vocation of youngesters for hard sciences, will generate a dramatic shortage of qualified workers in less than a generation. This will jeopardize the standard of livings of Europeans in key areas such as medical research, information technologies and knowledge intensive industries. Archibugi has urged for substantial revisions to European immigration policy in order to accommodate at least two million qualified students in science, engineering from developing countries in a decade.
In the field of
David Held), Cosmopolitan Democracy. An Agenda for a New World Order ( Polity Press, 1995) (with
David Held and Martin Koehler), Reimagining Political Community. Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy ( Polity Press, 1998)
, ( Debating Cosmopolitics Verso, 2003)
( The Global Commonwealth of Citizens. Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy Princeton University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-691-13490-1 (with Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and
Raffaele Marchetti) ( Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives Cambridge University Press, 2011) ISBN 978-0-521-17498-5 (with Ali Emre Benli),
(Routledge, 2018) Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe. Emerging Challenges and Political Agents ISBN 978-1-138-03673-4 (with Alice Pease), , ( Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment Polity Press, 2018) ISBN 978-1509512621
In the field of innovation studies
(with Mario Pianta),
The Technological Specialization of Advanced Countries, preface by Jacques Delors (Kluwer, 1992) (with
Jonathan Michie), Technology, Globalisation and Economic Performance, preface by Richard R. Nelson (Cambridge University Press, 1997) (with
Jonathan Michie), Trade, Growth and Technical Change, preface by Nathan Rosenberg (Cambridge University Press, 1998); (with
Jonathan Michie), Innovation Policy in a Global Economy, preface by Christopher Freeman (Cambridge University Press, 1999); (with
Bengt-Åke Lundvall), (Oxford University Press, 2001). The Globalising Learning Economy ISBN 978-0-199-258178 (with
Andrea Filippetti), ( Innovation and Economic Crises. Lessons and Prospects from the Economic Downturn Routledge, 2011). ISBN 978-0-415-60228-0 (with Andrea Filippetti), ( The Handbook of Global Science, Technology and Innovation John Wiley & Sons, 2015). ISBN 978-1-118-73906-8
^ Daniele Archibugi and
David Held, Cosmopolitan Democracy: Paths and Agents. Ethics & International Affairs. 25 (4): 433-461, WInter 2011. [doi.org].
^ See Tom Cassauwers,
Interview with Daniele Archibugi, E-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SEP 14 2015.
^ See Allen White,
On the Cosmopolitan Path, An Interview with Daniele Archibugi, Great Transition Initiative, April 2018.
^ D. Archibugi,
The G20 is a luxury we can't afford, The Guardian, Saturday 28 March 2008 
^ D. Archibugi,
A League of Democracies or a Democratic United Nations, Harvard International Review, October 2008 
^ Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
 Archived 2009-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
"Overview". Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly . Retrieved . 2017-10-09
^ Daniele Archibugi and Jonathan Michie,
The Globalization of Technology: A New Taxonomy, " Cambridge Journal of Economics", vol. 19, no. 1, 1995, pp. 121-140,
 Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine
^ Daniele Archibugi (Chair)
Opening to the World. Opening to the World: International Cooperation in Science and Technology, European Research Area, 2008,
 Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine
Personal web site
University of London, Birkbeck, University of London, Daniele Archibugi's home page.
University of London, Birkbeck, University of London Double interview, on the EU's necessity of qualified scientists and talents from developing countries and on (video). The Global Commonwealth of Citizens Debate at the
London School of Economics, , (video). Is Global Democracy Possible? Daniele Archibugi, Speech on
, Secrets, Lies and Power Berlin, European Alternatives, 18 June 2015. Interview on the book
The Handbook of Global Science, Technology and Innovation, London, Birkbeck College, 3 August 2015. Crime and Global Justice, Book Launch at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 28 February 2018, podcast with Gerry Simpson, Christine Chinkin, Richard A. Falk and Mary Kaldor.