1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
Flavia Filippin is a PhD Fellow at United Nations University (UNU-MERIT). She has a BA of International Relations and a BA of Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, and a MA of Economics from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her master thesis, "State and Development: The Semiconductor Industry in Brazil", was awarded best master thesis in the 37th edition of the Brazilian Development Bank Award in Economics (Prêmio BNDES de Economia) She worked as a technical advisor at the Development Agency of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Her current research is on Economics of Technology and Innovation and focuses on the semiconductor industry. Her doctoral thesis aims at improving the understading of technological paradigms and trajectories by clarifying the mechanisms behind Moore's law. She is also interested in Industrial Organization and Development Studies.