Danilo Sartorello Spinola


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Dr. Danilo Spinola is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at BCU. His research is focused on (1) Innovation processes in complex systems; (2) Structural change, economic dynamics and economic resilience, and (3) Economic Growth and income/wealth distribution. Dr. Spinola holds a PhD on Economics of Innovation from the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), where he has also been a postdoctoral fellow, and a MRes in Economics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He published a number of peer-reviewed articles on relevant journals such as Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Review of Keynesian Economics, and Metroeconomica (see more below), and is currently part of the editorial board of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 

Dr. Spinola has a long experience working as an external consultant for international organizations, such as the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). 

His academic works is centered on the challenges of economic development, especially focused on developing regions. (Innovation, Structural Change and Economic Complexity). His research mixes economic empirical analysis (time series econometrics, panel data analysis) and economic theory, developing theoretical models in the Keynesian and Evolutionary traditions. 

Danilo is currently a module leader for the following modules: Economics for Sustainable Development, Political Economy and Labour Economics. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Maastricht University

Jan 2020Dec 2020

PhD Fellow at United Nation University , Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology



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