Dr Beatriz Calzada Olvera

Dr Beatriz Calzada Olvera

Specialist in Economics and Innovation

Beatriz Calzada Olvera is currently an economics researcher and lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS). She is also an affiliated researcher at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).

She obtained her PhD in Economics and Policy Studies from Technical Change from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics/UNU-MERIT in 2022. Her doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between natural resources (i.e., energy and mining commodities) and structural change.

Her research focuses on innovation, global value chains, international trade, productivity and other broad (sustainable) economic development issues, such as inequality and economic resilience.

At IHS, she coordinates and lectures in the Urban Economic Development: Innovation & Entrepreneurship track of the Urban Management and Development master’s program. She also teaches courses on data analysis, econometrics, and (local) economic development.

Her work experience includes several consultancy projects for international organizations, such as GIZ and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Publications

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2021, Innovation in mining: what are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?, Mineral Economics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13563-021-00251-w

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, J. Fransen, F. Vanelli, D.O. Peralta & J. Edelenbos, 2021, The emergence of Urban Community Resilience Initiatives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Exploratory Study, European Journal of Development Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-020-00348-y

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Michiko Iizuka, 2020, How does innovation take place in the mining industry? Understanding the logic behind innovation in a changing context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-019
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, What is the potential of natural resource-based industrialization in Latin America? An Input-Output analysis of the extractive sectors, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-015
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2014, The Millennium Development Goals after 2015: A Proposal for 2015-2030, HTW Berlin  Money, Finance, Trade and Development Working Paper Series

Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, International Input Output Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2019, “Global value chains and employment in the mining sector”, UNIDO/ESRC GPID Workshop “The Future of Work”, UNIDO Vienna, Austria
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz, 2018, “Innovation in Mining: What are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?”, 16th Globelics Conference. Accra, Ghana
Calzada Olvera, Beatriz & Danilo Spinola, 2017, “Balanced and unbalanced trade in Latin America: A network analysis”, Festival for New Economic Thinking, Scotland, UK

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