Event brings together contributions from leading experts in the fields of Economics and Innovation




The São Paulo Excellence Chair program InSysPo (Innovation Systems, Strategies, and Policy), part of the Department of Science and Technology Policy, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, is one of the co-organizers of the online workshop series “Technology Upgrading and Economic Catch-Up”. The first workshop will take place on November 4th, from 9am to 11am (Brasilia, Brazil local time – BRT), transmitted live by Zoom. Interested attendees should complete the registration process on the event’s website. The registration is free of charge.

The theme of the first edition of the workshop series is: “Technology capabilities and their impact on growth and catching up”. The workshop explores the role of technological capabilities and their impact on growth and economic catching up, with a focus on emerging economies. The complex relationship between technological capabilites and economic catch-up offers the background to the presentation topics, which will address concepts such as technological leapfrogging, as well as proposals of new metrics for the understanding of technological improvement in emerging countries. You can see the whole list of topics and speakers by clicking here.

Besides InSysPo, the series is co-organized by the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (George Washington University), the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies – University College London, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (National Research University/Higher School of Economics), and Seoul National University.





This series of workshops explores the major issues related to the technology upgrading of emerging and catching up economies. It discusses the state-of-the-art understanding of the issues around technology upgrading and economic catch-up, exploring country, sector and firm-level issues based on a variety of country experiences.

The background for the presentations are contributions in the forthcoming Oxford University Press volume “The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-Up in Emerging Economies” edited by Jeong-Dong Lee (Seoul National University), Keun Lee (Seoul National University), Dirk Meissner (Higher School of Economics – NRU), Slavo Radosevic (University College London), and Nicholas Vonortas (George Washington University/University of Campinas).