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 three 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 worked as a consultant 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).