2. Structural Change and Economic Development
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
I am a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. My research focuses on the dynamics of international knowledge diffusion through trade and value chain participation, and its implications for economic and sustainable development. I am also interested in the determinants of technology adoption by firms in developing and emerging economies. Before joining UNU-MERIT, I worked for over two years as a consultant with the Research, Policy and Statistics branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Over the years, I have also provided research assistance on projects supported by the International Growth Centre (IGC), the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), among others. I hold a BA and an MSc in Development Studies from, respectively, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics (LSE).