Dr. Lorena Rivera Leon
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
Lorena Rivera León is an Affiliated Researcher at UNU-MERIT. She received her PhD from UNU-MERIT in 2021, and her MA jointly from the Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada and the Université Pierre-Mendès-France. Her research focuses on the study of the economics of science in middle-income-countries (MICs), and she is particularly interested in understanding the determinants of gender productivity gaps in science. She works with Professor Jacques Mairesse and Professor Robin Cowan in the development of an econometric framework to understand the determinants of gender productivity gaps in South Africa and Mexico, as well as in quantifying the economic costs of such gaps.