Webinar “Nothing new under the sun” How the past informs today’s policy responses: Crisis and (missed) opportunities Speakers
We are pleased to announce the second in our plenary webinar series that should have taken place at our face to face events.
“Nothing new under the sun” How the past informs today’s policy responses: Crisis and (missed) opportunities
Presentations and discussions in this webinar will analyse how history has shaped arguments in regional development and policy, the context for debate and provides reflections on what might be useful avenues for research looking forward.
Open to all and free to attend, this Zoom webinar can be watched live but will also be recorded and made available on demand. The live webinar will offer opportunities for discussion, questions and comments.
Joaquim Oliveira Martins is currently Deputy-Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities focusing on Entrepreneurship & SMEs policies; Regional, Rural and Urban policies; and Tourism. He was previously Head of the OECD Regional Development Policy Division and supervised projects on regional and urban economics, governance, regional statistics and well-being. He was Head of the OECD Structural Economic Statistics Division, where he focused on Trade & Globalisation studies, Productivity measurement and Business statistics. He is author of many academic articles and OECD publications. When Senior Economist at the OECD Economics Department, he coordinated and authored reports on Policy Response to the Threat of Global Warming, Competition, Regulation and Performance, Ageing & Growth, Investment in Tertiary Education, and Public Health Expenditure Projections. He was also Head of Desk for Emerging markets, in charge of the first OECD Economic Surveys of Brazil, Chile and several transition countries. Before the OECD, he was Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris). He holds a MSc in Econometrics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine PSL and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK (FAcSS).
Sergio Petralia is an assistant professor at Utrecht University. He is also an affiliated researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the CID Growth Lab at Harvard University. He is currently working on the economic and spatial effects of disruptive technological change. Most recent research projects study the emergence and spatial concentration of new technologies using historical data on patent activity, and the impact of disruptive technological change on income and wages. Sergio holds a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, a Masters in Economics from the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires, and Msc in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in the US. He finished his Ph.D. at Utrecht University in 2017.
Elisa Giuliani is Professor at the University of Pisa where she directs the Responsible Management Research Center (REMARC). She has conducted research at the interface of economic geography and innovation studies and she is currently investigating the geography of (ir)responsible capitalism. She is Editor of Research Policy and in the Editorial Boards of Journal of Economic Geography and Economic Geography.
Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served as Head of Department (2014–2017), and is an academic member of the LSE Council and Court of Governors (2016-2022, 2nd term). She is also an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) – Social Science, L’Aquila, Italy. Simona’s main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local impacts; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional and local economic development and policy. She was co-editor of Regional Studies (2008-2013). She has published more than 50 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, two co-authored books, around 30 book chapters, and numerous working papers, policy reports and other publications. Simona has a long-term experience in externally funded international research projects, and in consultancy projects for various international organisations (e.g. EU Commission, OECD, United Nations) and government agencies.