Mario Cimoli


Mario Cimoli is Director of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management and Officer in charge of the Division of International Trade and Integration at the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Professor of Economics at the University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari).

In 1992, he obtained his Ph.D. at SPRU (University of Sussex) with a thesis that analyzes the effect of technological gaps and trade on growth in developing economies. In 2004, he was appointed co-director (with Giovanni Dosi and Joseph Stiglitz) of two task forces: Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights Regimes for Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, New York). He was also awarded the Philip Morris Chair of International Business (2004) at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Pisa.

He gives speeches, writes and publishes books and articles on economic issues on industrial policy, science, technology and innovation. Some of his recent publications include: Learning, Technological Capabilities and Structural Dynamics (in Ocampo, J.A. and J. Ros, Oxford University Press, 2011 (ed.); Innovation and Economic Development: the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America (Edward Elgar, 2010); Industrial Policy and Development, The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (with Dosi, G. and J. E. Stiglitz, Oxford University Press, 2009); Institutions and policies in developing economies (with Dosi, G., R. R. Nelson, and J.E. Stiglitz., in Handbook of Innovation System and Developing Countries, Edward Elgar, 2009); Global Growth and Implicit Reciprocity: A Structuralist Perspective (Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2010); Structural Change and the BOT constraint: why did Latin America fail to converge? (Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2010); Elites and Structural Inertia in Latin America: An Introductory Note on the Political Economy of Development (Journal of Economic Issues, 2008); Trade openness and technological gaps in Latin America: A low growth trap (in Ocampo, J.A. (ed.), Beyond Reforms, Structural Dynamics and Macroeconomic Vulnerability, Stanford University Press, 2005); Structural Reforms, Technological Gaps and Economic Development. A Latin American Perspective (with Katz, J., Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford, 2003), and Developing Innovation System: Mexico in the Global Context (Pinter Publishers, 2001).

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