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Prof. Carlo Pietrobelli



Location: Rome, Italy


Carlo Pietrobelli is a professor and policy advisor on innovation and industrial development and policy. He is currently Professor of Economics at University Roma Tre, Italy, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. During 2009-2016 was a Lead Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he led the preparation of development loans in Latin America and the Caribbean on innovation and industrial policies, and on cluster and value chains programs, small and medium-sized enterprises and local economic development. His research interests range from development economics to innovation, trade and industry in developing countries. He has published widely in international journals and his last books were published by Harvard University Press, Edward Elgar, Palgrave and Routledge. His latest books are on The Impact Evaluation of Cluster Development Programs: Methods and Practices (IDB, 2016, https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7605), and on Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Engine of Economic Development He was Deputy Rector for promoting links between the University and the private sector and Head of Industrial Liaison Office of the University Roma Tre. He holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University and has been a regular policy advisor to governments in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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