Centennial Professor of International Development in Escuela de Economía y Ciencias Políticas de Londres
Venezuelan-British. Researcher, lecturer and international consultant, specialized in the social and economic impact of technical change and in the historically changing conditions for growth, development and competitiveness
She is Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics (LSE), U.K.; Professor of Technology and Development at the Nurkse Institute, Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia, and Honorary Professor at SPRU, Science and Technology Policy Research, School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, U.K.
Her articles from the early 1980s and her book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages [Elgar 2002] have contributed to the present understanding of the relationship between technical and institutional change, between finance and technological diffusion and between technology and economic development.
Some of her papers and books are used as study material in post-graduate courses in universities in many countries.
As consultant and lecturer she has worked for various public and private organizations, for major corporations and governments in Latin America, North America and Europe as well as for the EU, the OECD, the UN and several multilateral agencies.
She is frequently invited to participate as international keynote speaker in academic, public policy and business events.