Mario Cimoli is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). With over twenty years of experience in the UN, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating inter-divisional working groups and substantive institutional documents in support of ECLAC’s Member States.
He has also served as Director of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management since 2010, overseeing research and technical assistance to Member State governments on issues related to the productive development of the region. Prior to joining the UN, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Venice. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Sussex.
His extensive publication record reflects a substantial contribution to the fields of micro and macroeconomic policies, with a focus on development paths, economic growth and the interconnections between industrial policy, technological development and innovation.
Recent publications include: Industrial Policies, Patterns of Learning and Development: an Evolutionary Perspective (2020); Choosing sides in the trilemma: international financial cycles and structural change in developing economies (2020); and A technology gap interpretation of growth paths in Asia and Latin America (2019). These complement his seminal works: Learning, Technological Capabilities and Structural Dynamics (2011); Innovation and Economic Development: the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America (2010); Industrial Policy and Development, The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (with Dosi, G. and J. E. Stiglitz, 2009); and Institutions and policies in developing economies (with Dosi, G., R. R. Nelson, and J. E. Stiglitz, 2009).