Beatriz Calzada Olvera

Economic researcher

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Beatriz Calzada Olvera is an economic researcher at the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), based at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where she works in consultancy projects, conducts academic research and coordinates the Urban Development and Resilience specialization of the Urban Management and Development master’s program. She is a PhD fellow at United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) since 2015 and holds an MA degree in International and Development Economics from the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW Berlin).

Beatriz’s research explores topics related to natural resources, innovation, global value chains, trade, and structural transformation. Her academic interests include complexity and economic geography.

She has worked on advisory projects for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and for the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ). She has taught several qualitative and quantitative courses at UNU-MERIT and the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University.

Selected publications

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


Conference contributions

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