Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability



The world is in the early stages of a paradigm transition toward a global green economy. In this article, we propose the notion of green windows of opportunity, highlighting the importance of institutional changes in the creation of new opportunities for latecomer development. We emphasize how demand and mission-guided technical change influence the directionality of latecomer development and highlight the important role emerging economies may attain in the global green transformation. We provide important insights regarding opportunities for green development in emerging economies, how these opportunities emerge in different renewable energy sectors and their implications for the global green economy.

About the speaker

Roberta Rabellotti is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Political and Social Science in the Università di Pavia. She studied Economics at Università Bocconi, then she pursued a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College) and finally a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Her research focuses on development economics, regional economics, innovation in developing countries, clusters and small enterprises, multinationals and Global Value Chains. She worked with Orkestra, Inter-American Development Bank, EC, UNIDO, ILO, ECLAC-UN, UNCTAD and OECD.

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