• LA-STIP,  Presentaciones

    16/11/2021 – Edelweis Ritt

    For our November meeting, we had the pleasure of hosting Edelweiss Ritt (bio below) to talk about the semiconductor industry and policy in Brazil. This is a topic of much debate in Latin America as the only microchip fab in the region - the state-owned CEITEC - is being liquidated by the Brazilian government. Presenter's bio: Executive with strong business experience in the electronics industry, Edelweis started her career at Agilent Germany working in chip design. She worked for companies such as CEITEC, Semikron Brasil, Atacama Ventures and Unitec Semiconductors. Invited in 2018 to join HT Micron as responsible for institutional relations and strategic alliances, Edelweis has a degree in Computer…

  • LA-STIP,  Presentaciones

    11/10/2021 – Jorge Katz

    As the new academic year starts the LA STIP Group is back with its online meetings. We are very glad to announce our first guest for this term:   Jorge Katz (bio below), with the talk "Four economic realities for policy to confront in Latin America".   The meeting takes place on October 11th, 5 PM (UK time). Here's the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/03Gqx9iuQ7s Join our LinkedIn Group to receive the Zoom link. Jorge Katz's bio Katz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1940.  He received a First Degree in Economics at the University of Buenos Aires and completed his Doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford in 1967 with a dissertation entitled "Production Functions, Foreign…

  • LA-STIP,  Presentaciones

    14/07/2021 – Gustavo Crespi

    We have had Gustavo Crespi as the speaker for our July session. Gustavo is a Lead Specialist in the Competitiveness and Innovation Division in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He also served as Senior Program Officer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.  His interests include Industrial Development, Technological Change, Industrial Structure and Development of the Firm and Management and Technology Policy Evaluation, especially in developing countries. He has written and published numerous articles on those topics in journals such as World Development, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, among others. Gustavo shared some insights about institutional…