Dr. Juan Luis Martinez-covarrubias holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Policy Evaluation from the University of Limerick, Ireland, an MSc in Economic Competitiveness and International Business from the University of Birmingham, UK, a postgraduate diploma in Project Social Evaluation from the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM), Mexico, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. He has published a number of articles in leading international journals, such as Regional Studies. His research interests tend to address economics of innovation, technological change, global value chains, industrial economics, policy evaluation, and sustainability studies. He has presented numerous international conferences and keynote speeches. Prior to his academic career, he held senior roles in the national civil service in Mexico at the National Audit Office, Office of the President of Mexico, and the regional development ministry at the State of Guanajuato, Mexico, achieving important institutional changes such as improvement of national audit system and implementation of project social evaluation as a framework to support decision making and budget prioritization.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Economics, Innovation, Technological Change, Global Value Chains, Industrial Economics, Project Management, Policy Evaluation, Industrial Analysis, Regional Development, Sustainability Studies.