About Carlota Perez

Venezuelan-British. Researcher, lecturer and international consultant, specialized in the social and economic impact of technical change and in the historically changing conditions for growth, development and competitiveness

She is Professor of Technology and Development at the Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia; in England she is Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics (LSE), Research Associate at CFAP/CERF, Cambridge Finance, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, and Honorary Professor at SPRU, Science and Technology Policy Research, School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex.

Her articles from the early 1980s and her book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages [Elgar 2002] have contributed to the present understanding of the relationship between technical and institutional change, between finance and technological diffusion and between technology and economic development.

Some of her papers and books are used as study material in post-graduate courses in universities in many countries.

As consultant and lecturer she has worked for various public and private organizations, for major corporations and governments in Latin America, North America and Europe as well as for the EU, the OECD, the UN and several multilateral agencies.

She is frequently invited to participate as international keynote speaker in academic, public policy and business events.

Festschrift

Techno-Economic Paradigms: Essays in Honour of Carlota Perez
Wolfgang Drechsler, Rainer Kattel, Erik S. Reinert (eds.) Published by The Anthem; Other Canon Series 2009
ISBN 13:978 1 84331 785 2

Techno-economic paradigm shifts are at the core of general, innovation-based theory of economic and societal development as conceived by Carlota Perez. Her book on the subject, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, is a seminal enunciation of the theory, and has had immense influence on business strategy, national and international development programmes, and academic research on the subject.

Techno-Economic Paradigms presents a series of essays by the leading academics in the field discussing the theory of techno-economic paradigm shifts, and its role in explaining processes of innovation and development. This festschrift honours Carlota Perez.

Wolfgang Drechsler is Professor and Chair of Governance, Rainer Kattel is Professor and Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance, and ,Erik S. Reinert is Professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Reinert is also Chairman of The Other Canon Foundation, Norway