Dr José Miguel Benavente
Division Chief, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
José Miguel Benavente is the Division Chief of the Competitiveness and Innovation Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. Before joining IDB in 2014, he was the Director of the Productivity Center at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile) and a professor at Universidad de Chile for over 15 years. In these institutions he taught and researched on a variety of topics such as economic development, innovation, productivity, R&D, SMEs and startups, and applied microeconometrics, among others. He has authored around one hundred national and international journal articles and books on these topics. He has also been a columnist for magazines and newspapers, journal editor, consultant for major international organizations, government advisor and vice president of the National Innovation Council of Chile. José Miguel holds a degree inIndustrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, completed his Masters in Economics at Universidad de Chile, and both a Masters and PhD in Economics at Oxford University.
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