E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary a. i. of ECLAC

Mario Cimoli is Deputy Executive Secretary a. i. of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

In 2004, he was appointed co-director (with Giovanni Dosi and Joseph Stiglitz) of two task forces: Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights Regimes for Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, New York).

Mr. Cimoli has broad interests. His work focuses on economic development and its relation with production structure, productivity growth, international trade, and structural change. His work analyses the linkages between industrial policy, technology development and innovation and their role in shaping development trajectories.

Some of his publications include: Learning, Technological Capabilities and Structural Dynamics (2011); Innovation and Economic Development: the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America (2010); Industrial Policy and Development, The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (with Dosi, G. and J. E. Stiglitz, 2009); Institutions and policies in developing economies (with Dosi, G., R. R. Nelson, and J.E. Stiglitz., 2009).