Luis Espinoza joined the Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2014. His research interests are the process of economic structural transformation, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective, and how it can be (or cannot be) fostered by active industrial policies, not only from a “technical” point of view, but also from a political economy and state capability one. Moreover, he is interested in the relationship between this process and economic inequality.
Before joining CID, Luis worked as full-time teaching assistant at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, covering not only the core courses in economics but also economic history and history of economic thought. Previously he also worked as a research assistant in GRADE, a Peruvian think-tank based in Lima.
He holds a B.A. in Economics and a Diploma in Applied Mathematics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a Master in Public Administration/International Development from Harvard University.