Giovanni Ruggieri holds a degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Tourism Sciences. He is an adjunct professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Business Economics and Statistics at the University of Palermo.
He teaches Tourism Economics and Economics of Tourism Industries for the undergraduate degree in Tourism Sciences based at the Campus of Palermo and Trapani of Palermo University. He also teaches Tourism Systems Economics in the international master’s degree program associated with Florida International University in Miami.
He cooperates with research groups on the topics of Tourism Economics and Destinations at Beckett University, Leeds (UK), the University of Malta (MT), the University of Helwan in Egypt (EG), the University of Malaga (SP), and the Technological University of Dublin (IE).
Author of scientific articles published in international journals, his interest in scientific research focuses on the economies of tourism, the economies of the Mediterranean, transport and hospitality businesses, and regional economies with particular reference to island contexts.
Founder and co-editor of the international scientific journal International Journal of Island Research (IJIR), he is part of the editorial board of the journal L’Industria published by Il Mulino – Bologna.
He holds the position of president of the Observatory of Tourism for Island Economics (OTIE). He is a member of the International Association of Scientific Experts of Tourism (AIEST), of the International Association of Tourism Economists (IATE), of the Italian Society of Economics (SIE), and the Italian Society of Economics and Industrial Policy (SIEPI).