Dr. Beatriz Calzada Olvera


Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Beatriz Calzada Olvera is currently an economics researcher and lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - Institute for Housing and Urban Development and an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT. She obtained her PhD in Economics and Policy Studies from Technical Change from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics/UNU-MERIT in 2022. Her doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between natural resources (i.e. energy and mining commodities) and structural change.

She works on issues of innovation, global value chains, international trade, and productivity, with a special focus on Latin America. Besides these topics, her interests include broad (sustainable) economic development issues, such as inequality and economic resilience. Her work experience includes consultancy projects for international organizations, such as GIZ and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 




Selected publications by Beatriz Calzada Olvera


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, J. Fransen, F. Vanelli, D.O. Peralta & J. Edelenbos, 2021, The emergence of Urban Community Resilience Initiatives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Exploratory Study, European Journal of Development Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-020-00348-y, More information
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2021, Innovation in mining: what are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?, Mineral Economics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13563-021-00251-w, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Michiko Iizuka, 2020, How does innovation take place in the mining industry? Understanding the logic behind innovation in a changing context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-019
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, What is the potential of natural resource based industrialisation in Latin America? An Input-Output analysis of the extractive sectors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-015


External working papers
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, Mario Gonzalez Sauri, David Harings-Moya & Federico Louvin, 2021, COVID-19 in Central America: effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2014, The Millennium Development Goals after 2015: A Proposal for 2015-2030, More information


Conference contributions
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, International Input Output Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, UNIDO/ESRC GPID Workshop “The Future of Work”, UNIDO Vienna, Austria
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2018, “Innovation in Mining: What are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?”, 16th Globelics Conference. Accra, Ghana
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Danilo Spinola, 2017, “Balanced and unbalanced trade in Latin America: A network analysis”, Festival for New Economic Thinking, Scotland, UK


Theses
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2022, Extractive Industries and Structural Transformation, PhD dissertation Maastricht University


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Carlo Pietrobelli, 2018, En busca de una minería innovadora y sustentable en Latinoamérica, Post for the IDB Blog "Puntos sobre la i" (in Spanish only), More information


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