|Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1940, Jorge Katz received his first degree in Economics at the University of Buenos Aires in 1964 and completed a D.Phil in Economics at Nuffield College, Oxford, in 1967. His doctoral dissertation "Production Functions, Foreign Investment and Growth", was published by North Holland Publishing Company in 1969. After returning to Argentina he was appointed Professor of Economics at the University of Buenos Aires, where he lectured on Industrial Organization and Economic Development in Argentina for nearly two decades. During that period he conducted a long term research project for ECLAC and the Inter American Development Bank on the Development of Domestic Technological Capabilities in Latin America. The results of this project have been published in numerous books and articles in Spanish and English. In 1994 he was appointed Director of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management, at ECLAC, Santiago de Chile, a post he held until his retirement from the UN System in 2003. Since then, he has been based at the University of Chile as Professor of Economic Growth and Innovation. His publications include eighteen books on Latin American industrial and technological issues and close to 80 papers in Spanish and English internationally reviewed journals.