Carmen Contreras Romero
Carmen is currently a researcher at TMCD with the MNEmerge project.
Carmen is a DPhil candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham and a BA in Economics from Universidad de Chile. Her work relates to innovation policy analysis, R&D collaborations, and Social Network Analysis and cluster formation. Her MPhil thesis looked at social networks and the formation of the biomedicine cluster in Chile, expanding this research to other regions and biotechnology sectors for her DPhil.
Before coming to Oxford, Carmen worked as a Researcher and Project Management at the Centre for Policy Analysis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Universidad de Chile and as Analyst for the National Innovation Council in Chile. Research interests: Inter-firm collaboration, open innovation, international value chains effects in developing countries, cluster formation and development, innovation and entrepreneurship policies analysis, economic development.