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 currently focuses on innovation, development economics, (local) economic growth, extractive industries, trade, global value chains, inequality,  and resilience. She is also interested in economic geography and (economic) complexity issues.

At IHS, she lectures in the Urban Digital Transformation and Innovation master track of the MSc in Urban Management and Development. She teaches courses on data analysis, econometrics, and sustainable local economic development and supervises Master theses.

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

Calzada Olvera, B. G. (2022). Extractive industries and structural transformation [Doctoral Thesis, Maastricht University]. Maastricht University | MUMC+ Research Information. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20220518bc

Calzada Olvera, B. (2022). Innovation in mining: what are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?, Mineral Economics, 35, 35-51. (First online 09 February 2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13563-021-00251-w

Calzada Olvera, B. and Iizuka, M. (2022). The mining sector : profit-seeking strategies, innovation patterns, and commodity prices (GRIPS discussion paper ; 22-09). Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Calzada Olvera, B. and Spinola, D. (2022). Complexity and productive structure in Latin America : a network analysis of trade patterns (CAFÉ working paper ; 16). Birmingham: Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFÉ), Birmingham City University.

Fransen, J., Ochoa Peralta, D., Vanelli, F., Edelenbos, J. and Calzada Olvera, B. (2022). The emergence of urban community resilience initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic : an international exploratory study. European Journal of Development Research, 34, 432-454. (First online 21 January 2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-020-00348-y

Calzada-Olvera, B., Gonzalez-Sauri, M., Louvin, F. and Harings Moya, D.-A. (2021). COVID-19 in Central America : effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment (UN-WIDER working paper ; 2021/166). Helsinki: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UN-WIDER). https://doi.org/10.35188/UNU-WIDER/2021/106-8

Calzada Olvera, B. and Iizuka, M. (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). Maastricht: United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

Calzada Olvera, B. and Foster-McGregor, N. (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). Maastricht: United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

Calzada Olvera, B. (2014). The Millennium Development Goals after 2015 : a proposal for 2015-2030 (Working Paper No. 01/2014). Berlin: Competence Center: Money, Finance, Trade and Development.

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