Carlota Perez

International Consultant

Carlota Perez is a Venezuelan researcher, lecturer and international consultant, specialized in the social and economic impact of technological change and on the historically changing conditions for growth, development and competitiveness.

She is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow 2003-2005 at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF), Judge Institute, Cambridge University, U.K. and Honorary Research Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK.

Her articles from the early 1980s have contributed to the present understanding of the relationship between basic innovations, technological and institutional change, and economic development. Her recent book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages [Elgar 2002] has had a very positive response from academics as well as from the financial and the technology-based business communities. Some of her papers and books are used as study material in post-graduate courses in universities in many countries.

As a consultant, she has worked for public and private organizations in Latin America, North America and Europe and for various multilateral agencies. She is frequently invited to participate as international speaker in academic, public policy and business events.

Focus: Development, Economy


Selected Publications:

"Technological Revolutions, Paradigm Shifts and Socio-Institutional Change." Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality, An Alternative Perspective. Ed. E.Reinert. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2004. 217-242.

Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2002.

"Technological Change and Opportunities for Development as a Moving Target," CEPAL Review, No. 75 (Dec. 2001): 109-130.

"Change of Paradigm in Science and Technology Policy." Cooperation South, TCDC-UNDP, No. 1 (2000): 43-48

"Structural Crises of Adjustment, Business Cycles and Investment Behaviour" with C. Freeman. Technical Change and Economic Theory. Ed. G.Dosi et al. London: Francis Pinter, 1988. 38-66. Reprinted in The Economic Legacy of Joseph Schumpeter. Ed. H. Hanusch. London: Edward Elgar. 

"Technical Change and the New Context for Development." South-South Co-operation in a Global Perspective. Ed. Lynn Mytelka. Paris: OCDE, 1994. 55-87.


social and economic impact of technological change; historically changing conditions for growth; development and competitiveness

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2007

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