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Mariano Laplane

Associate Professor, Institute of Economics, State University of Campinas


Mariano Laplane was born in Argentina in 1953 and has lived in Brazil since 1983. He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute of Economics of the State University of Campinas, where he heads the Graduate Study Program. He has a Master's Degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a Doctorate in Economics from Campinas State University. In 2004 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Mercosur Economic Research Network based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mariano has done extensive research on Brazilian industrial development, on the role of foreign direct investment in industrial development in Brazil, on foreign trade and competitiveness of Brazilian manufacturing firms. He has taken part in research projects comparing industrial development within Mercosur and is currently working on a research project comparing national innovation systems in Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa (the so-called BRICS countries). His research has been published in journals and book chapters, mostly in Portuguese and Spanish.

Focus: Trade, Brazil, Americas

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2006