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Olga M. & Manuel G. | K.J. Joseph

LECTURE 6: THE INSTITUTIONAL ASPECT OF NSI by Dr. Olga Mikheeva, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UK & Dr. Manuel Gonzalo, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Brazil. CHAIR: Professor Joseph K.J., Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), India

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Olga M. & Manuel G. | K.J. Joseph
Olga M. & Manuel G. | K.J. Joseph

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12 Feb 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT

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About the Event


The lecture covers the following

-State, institutions, political economy and development

-Institutional arrangements as ‘root cause’ of innovation intensity and economic development

-Closing ‘institutional gaps’

The chair:

Joseph K.J. is the President of Globelics, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development published by Taylor and Francis (London), and the Director of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Earlier positions that he held include Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Visiting Senior Fellow at RIS, New Delhi, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, IT Policy Consultant of UNESCAP for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Yunnan Province of China, Expert in Innovation studies at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China, selected under the program of search for global experts. He has also been a consultant to UNCTAD.

Gold Medalist of the Calicut University for MA Economics, he earned M Phil and Ph D Degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum) and undertook post doctoral research at Yale University as a Ford Foundation Fellow.

His areas of expertise include science technology and innovation for development with focus on information technology, industry studies especially electronics; FDI, trade, globalization and WTO, regional development with focus on Kerala economy and natural resource based development with focus on plantation agriculture.

Mre about KJ


Olga Mikheeva, is a Research Fellow in Public Banking at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). She holds a PhD in Public Administration and Technology Governance from TalTech (Estonia) and is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the UCL IIPP. During her PhD research, which had a focus on developmental states, financing of innovation and financial bureaucracy, she also held temporary research positions at University of Malaya and European Center in Singapore. Olga holds an MA in Technology Governance from TalTech and had studied in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore). Prior to joining the IIPP, Olga worked in policy evaluation and advisory field as a senior expert in Technopolis Group, a consultancy firm specializing in STI policies and a former spin-off from SPRU (University of Sussex). During this time Olga contributed to theory-based evaluations of STI policies; to the spatial/regional analysis of industrial and digital transformation; to the development of a national Circular Economy methodology; and supported the development and evaluation of international STI and cross-border cooperation programs.

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Manuel Gonzalo graduated with magna cum laude in economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA, Argentina), he has a master’s degree in economics and industrial development from Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (UNGS, Argentina) and a doctoral degree in economics from Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil). He is researcher-professor at Prodem, IDEI, UNGS (Argentina), at the School of Economics of UNDEC (Universidad Nacional de Chilecito, Argentina) and at Redesist (Rede de Pesquisa em Arranjos e Sistemas Produtivos e Inovativos Locais, Brazil). He was a visiting researcher at the Center for Development Studies (CDS), JNU, Kerala, India. He is currently doing research on the relation between States, innovation and entrepreneurial systems in the Global South. He has given classes and lectures at different universities of Argentina, Brazil and India, mainly on comparative development, industrial organization and innovation and entrepreneurial systems. He is member of different epistemic networks such as Globelics, Lalics, Red Pymes MERCOSUR and the South Asia working group of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). He publishes and edited in different international journals and he has advised different international, national and state level organizations and universities in Argentina and Brazil. He did the Globelics Academy in 2015.

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