Piergiuseppe Fortunato
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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Piergiuseppe Fortunato is an economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) where he leads projects on industrial policy, global value chains and economic integration, and a Professor of Political Economy at the Université de Neuchâtel. He has worked in the offices of the United Nations both in New York and in Geneva, and for several universities and research institutes (University of Bologna, Universitè de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​etc.). He has published widely in leading academic journals, as The Economic Journal, The Journal of Economic Growth and The Journal of Population Economics and contributes regularly to several media outlets. He collaborated with governments of several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and is an active part of the dialogue on global governance in various international fora.

Recent publications on emerging economies:

  • Managing Trade and Investment: Industrial Policy in an Interdependent World Economy, in: The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Policy, Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Transforming southern Africa, with F. Guadagno and R. Ticku, Industrial Policy, 2021, 1(1), 1-18.
  • Trade and Investment in the Era of Hyperglobalization, with E. Braunstein and R. Kozul-Wright, in: The Palgrave Handbook of Development Economics, Palgrave, 2019.
  • Development Unchained: Trade and Industrialization in the Era of International Production, with R. Kozul-Wright, Global Policy, 2018, doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12601.
  • Sustaining Industrial Development in the South, Development, with R. Kozul-Wright, 2017, 58(4), 463-472.

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