Plechero, M. Kulkarni, M., Chaminade, C., Parthasarathy, B. "Explaining the past, predicting the future: the influence of regional trajectories on innovation networks of new industries in emerging economies", Industry and Innovation. In this new article, co-authored with Monica Plechero, Mandar Kulkarni, and Balaji Parthasarathy, we look at how regional trajectories shape the configuration of innovation … Continue reading New publication: how regional trajectories influence the configuration of innovation networks of new industries in emerging economies
In this last post of this series about Economics and Conservation, I will look at how another branch of Economics - Development Economics - can contribute to conservation. Development Economics in a nutshell Development economics is a branch of economics that focuses on improving the economics and social conditions of developing countries. That is, it … Continue reading Development Economics and Conservation
At the offset of this world pandemic, I kept on thinking how the Corona would impact the most marginalized members of society. Now there are few articles tackling the topic, but they are mostly discussing what the impact of the Coronavirus will be in economic terms for those that are already struggling. But what about … Continue reading Pandemics and Poverty
Are you intrigued about what innovation for sustainable development means but you do not have time to dive into an endless list of readings? Then you have arrived to the right place! In this serie of short free videos, you can get a quick introduction into the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development and how … Continue reading Free short educational videos on Innovation for Sustainable Development
Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern among academics and practitioners about the slow pace in which sustainability transformations unfold. In this context, my most recent work has been on understanding why and how transformations happen at a much faster pace in certain places than in others. I am very happy … Continue reading New publication: How can we accelerate sustainability transformations? A deeper look at place-based structural pre-conditions and agency.
When people think about innovation, they usually portray technological artifacts. But innovation is much more than that. In simple terms, it is about the capacity to change. As it goes, many conservation projects require individuals and organizations to change; to adopt new practices; to abandon others. This is where an economist with an Economics of Innovation background can come in handy.
If there is a branch of economics that traditionally has been related to, and contributed to conservation is Ecological economics. But What is Ecological Economics?, How different it is from Environmental economics?, and How is it applied to Conservation? Ecological economics in a nutshell Strong link with natural sciences One thing that sets apart Ecological … Continue reading Ecological Economics and Conservation
Have you ever wondered how someone with an economic or social science background can contribute to conservation? I had asked myself that question many times while we were preparing for the sabbatical and our volunteer work in Costa Rica. I searched the internet looking for examples of volunteer work in conservation and it seemed to … Continue reading Economics and Conservation
It is now a little over two months since Costa Rica published its first report on the Corona crises. At that point in time (11th of March) there were 22 reported cases of infected people. Today, there are 863 of which, only 288 are active cases. This country of 5 million inhabitants has suffered only … Continue reading What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the coronavirus crisis
Another outcome of the fantastic Horizon 2020 MAKERS project coordinated by Prof. Lisa de Propris has just seen the light. The book investigates the links between Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations in Europe, illustrated through a large variety of cases. In this book, Marco Bellandi, Monica Plechero and I have a chapter in which we propose a … Continue reading New publication: Transformative paths, multiscalarity of knowledge bases and industry 4.0