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Sebastián Rovira

Economic Affairs Officer and Officer in Charge of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit at the Division of Production, Productivity and Management, UN-ECLAC

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Sebastián Rovira is an Economic Affairs Officer and the Officer in Charge of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit at the Division of Production, Productivity and Management at UN-ECLAC. Their main research areas are industrialization, innovation, production structure dynamics, ICT, trade and development, being responsible of different projects of the Division, related to dynamics of innovation and technological capabilities.

In the last years he has been participating in many books: “Eco-innovation and greening production: a review of Latin American policies” (2017), “Measuring the impact of quality infrastructure in Latin America: experiences, achievements and limitations (2015), Science, Technology and Innovation in the Digital Economy. LAC Overview (2016), Latin American productive integration through regional projects in science, technology and innovation” (2014), “New institutions for innovation: practices and experiences in Latin America” (2014), “Creative destruction and recovery in Latin America: an out-of-crisis roadmap centered on technology and industrial policies” (2012), “ICT in Latin America: a microdata analysis” (2011),“Technical progress and structural change in Latin America” (2007); and has published many influenced articles in development, technological dynamics and innovation: “Elites and structural inertia in Latin America: an introductory note on the political economy of development” (Journal of Economic Issue, 2008), “Structural change and the BOP constraint: why did Latin America fail to converge?” (Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2010), among many others.

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