Alumni

Dr. Clovis Freire Junior

Thesis:
Diversification and Structural Economic Dynamics

Year: 2017

Promotor(s):
Bart Verspagen & Bart Los

Abstract:

Diversification is very relevant for poorer developing countries to create jobs and foster economic development. This research presents a framework to identify appropriate sectors and products for diversification, based on a country’s productive structure and changes in global demand. It also proposes a model to study, through computer simulations, the effects of diversification on the structure of trading economies, and strategies that facilitate the diversification of poorer countries and promote economic catch up. This research could assist governments of developing countries in formulating strategies that will identify new products for diversification, contribute to increasing productive capacity, and thereby stimulate development.



Selected publications by Clovis Freire Junior


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2019, `Economic diversification: A model of structural economic dynamics and endogenous technological change, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 49, More information
Laar, Mindel van de & Clovis Freire Junior, 2017, `Science for the SDGs, Dual Focus Blog, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis & S. Ayres, 2014, `In which industries to invest? Aligning market and development incentives in Myanmar, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 31
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2013, `Strategies for Structural Transformation in South Asian Countries, Seoul Journal of Economics 26, 3, More information
Basu, S., Clovis Freire Junior, P. Puapan & Y. Tateno, 2013, `Euro zone debt crisis: Scenario analysis and implications for developing Asia-Pacific, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 18, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis & A. E. Isgut, 2011, `High food and oil prices and their impact on the achievement of MDG 1 in Asia and the Pacific, Journal of Regional Studies and Development, 20, More information


Book chapters
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2014, Methodology to Identify Opportunities for Development-Oriented Quality Innovation: Application in the Case of Least Developed Countries, in: Latif Al-Hakim and Chen Jin, eds, Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices, IGI Global, USA, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, L. Vega, S. Hasan & S. Sirimanne, 2013, Chapter 1: Resilience to shocks, in: Theme Study on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crises, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2012, Chapter 3: Living with high commodity prices, in: Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis & Kumar Nagesh, 2011, Chapter 4: Building productive capacities of Least Developed Countries. ESCAP, in: Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, Y. Wang, T. Renault & J. Smit, 2010, Chapter 1: Tracking the MDGs, trends and prospects, in: Asia-Pacific Regional Report 2009/10: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty, ESCAP-ADB-UNDP, Bangkok, Thailand, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, N. Ratanavong & S. Srivastava, 2010, Chapter 1: Disaster risk in Asia and the Pacific. ESCAP and ISDR, in: Protecting Development Gains, ESCAP-ISDR, Bangkok, Thailand, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, A. E. Isgut, Y. Wang & A. Hasan, 2010, Chapter 1: Costing the MDG gaps, in: Financing inclusive and green future: Supportive financial system for achieving MDGs in Asia-Pacific, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2017, Promoting structural transformation: Strategic diversification vs laissez-faire approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-037
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2017, Economic diversification: Explaining the pattern of diversification in the global economy and its implications for fostering diversification in poorer countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-033


External working papers
Freire Junior, Clovis, M. A., Hasan & M. H. Malik, 2012, High Food Prices in Asia-Pacific: Policy Initiatives in view of Supply Uncertainty and Price Volatility, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/12/01, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2012, Building Productive Capacities: Challenges and Opportunities for Least Developed Countries, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/12/02, More information
Basu, S., Clovis Freire Junior, P. Puapan, V. Sirimaneetham & Y. Tateno, 2012, Euro zone debt crisis: Scenario analysis and implications for developing Asia-Pacific, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/12/03, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2012, Strategies for Structural Transformation in Countries in South and South-West Asia, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/12/04, More information
Ayres, S. & Clovis Freire Junior, 2012, In which industries to invest? Aligning market and development incentives in Myanmar, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/12/05, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2011, Social and Economic Impact of Disasters: Estimating the Threshold between Low and High Levels of Risk, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/11/15, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis & A. E. Isgut, 2011, High Food and Oil Prices and Their Impact on the Achievement of MDG 1 in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/11/18, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2011, Productive Capacities in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/11/17, More information
Freire Junior, Clovis & N. Kajiura, 2011, Impact of Health Expenditure on Achieving the Health-related MDGs, ESCAP MPDD Working Papers WP/11/19, More information


Theses
Freire Junior, Clovis, 2017, Diversification and Structural Economic Dynamics, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information

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