Carlota Perez is Adjunct Professor of Technology and Socio-Economic Development. Perez, who currently resides in United Kingdom, is Honorary Professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) at University College London; Honorary Professor at SPRU, University of Sussex; and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, where she was Centennial Professor from 2011-2016. She is also Academic-in-Residence at Anthemis, UK. Author of the influential Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages (Elgar 2002), she studies the socio-economic impact of technological change and its historical context, and is perhaps best known for her work on technological revolutions and development of the concept of the ‘techno-economic paradigm shift’.
Perez’ long career spans civil service, research and consultancy. In the 1970s she held government posts in her home country of Venezuela, including as the founding Director of Technology in the Ministry of Industry (1980-1983). She has since advised several Latin American governments and multilateral organisations such as UNCTAD, UNIDO, CEPAL, the OECD, the Andean Pact and the World Bank, in addition to consulting for numerous global corporations, including IBM, Cisco, Telefonica, Mondragon and Ericsson. Most recently, she was Chair of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Expert Group for Green Growth and Jobs. Her current research project, ‘Beyond the Technological Revolution’, analyses the historical role of the state in shaping the context for innovation.
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