Gustavo Crespi is a Lead Specialist in the Competitiveness and Innovation Division in the Inter-American Development Bank. He also served as Senior Program Officer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Sussex University (SPRU), a Masters in Economic Development and International Trade, from the School of Economics and Business Administration of University of Chile, and a BA in Economics from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. His interests include Industrial Development, Technological Change, Industrial Structure and Development of the Firm and Management and Technology Policy Evaluation, especially in developing countries. He has written and published numerous articles on those topics in journals such as World Development, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, etc.. Crespi is a member of the Editorial Board of Journals: Policy Research and The International Journal of Learning Technology, Innovation and Development.