Carlota Perez

Professor of Technology and Socio-Economic Development. Perez, who currently resides in United Kingdom, is Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), U.K. and Honorary Professorial fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. Perez has held posts in the government of Venezuela, first in the Institute of Foreign Commerce in relation with the technology aspects of the North-South Dialogue (1975-1977), later as founding Director of Technology in the Ministry of Industry (1980-1983). She is perhaps most famous for her development of the concept of the “Techno-Economic Paradigm Shift”.

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