Sergio Petralia is a postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Visiting Fellow in 2018.
Sergio is currently working on issues related to technological change and innovation. Most recent research projects study the emergence and spatial concentration of new technologies using historical data on patent activity, the identification of the challenges and opportunities for technological development in developing economies, and the impact of disruptive technological change on income and wages.
Sergio holds a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, a Masters in Economics from the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires, and Msc in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. He finished his Ph.D. at Utrecht University in 2017.
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