Pluvia Zuniga is a researcher in the field of economics of innovation and intellectual property. She obtained her university degree in Economics from Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, and master and Ph. D. at the Paris School of Economics in France. She has been researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven (2005-2006) and affiliated professor at the University of Paris Dauphine where she taught Economics of Intellectual Property (2006-2007). Her research has focused on the new uses of patents (strategic behavior and patent markets), industry-science links (in both high income and middle income countries), R&D strategies by firms, the impact of innovation on productivity and the importance of financial constraints on innovation investment. Doctor Zuniga has also worked on the development of methodologies for new metrics in Science and Technology (e.g. OECD Patent Statistics Manual, 2009; Science, Technology and Innovation in Latino America and the Caribbean, IDB 2010). She has worked at the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development as economist at the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry (2006-2009) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), at the Department of Science and Technology (2009-2011). She has published in leading economic journals including International Journal of Industrial Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change and Economics of Innovation and New Technologies. She is consultant before the IDB and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other international and governmental organizations.