pablo a. astudillo-estévez

  exploring how economies and places evolve, learn and innovate  

#geography #economics #datascience

BIO

Pablo Astudillo-Estevez is a doctoral researcher in Economic Geography and Complexity Economics at the University of Oxford. Former research fellow at the Growth Lab at Harvard University, and visiting fellow at the Massachussets Institute of Technology's Media Lab. His main interest lies in understanding how economies and places evolve, learn and finding ways to unlock their potential to create knowledge and innovate. More specifically, by analyzing massive data sets, Pablo studies the dynamics of the economic landscape that enable places (specially in the Global South) to become innovative and to climb the technology ladder.

Pablo is a Data Scientist in the Technology and Start-Up Ecosystem Project at the World Bank - IBRD, have worked as consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, and also advices governments and the private sector on ways to develop the foundations for sustainable, technology-enabled economies as well as to harness the power of disruptive technology and data to solve development challenges.

Pablo has more than 12 years of experience in sustainable development and climate change. He was part of the Ecuadorian delegation that negotiated the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Rio + 20 and the Paris Agreement at COP 21 Winner of the World Bank’s Development Prize - Ecuador and several academic awards. 

Pablo has worked and/or lived in more than 15 countries in 5 continents. He practices archery and enjoys playing the piano and the bass guitar.

PROJECTS / PROYECTOS

4th Industrial Revolution and Production Networks

Startup/Innovation Ecosystems Analysis

In this project, we explore how countries can diversify their economies and transform their technological base to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution.

 

Based on millions of data points on single transactions between all the firms located in an oil exporting country, we use state-of-the-art tools for analyzing economic data such as network analysis to reconstruct the productive network of the whole country and generate scenarios to identify the potential areas for diversification. We also combine Geographic Information System to understand the interactions between productive network and regional dynamics. Finally, we use artificial intelligence tools to recreate scenarios and potentially predict the emergence of new economic  [business] activities.

4th Industrial Revolution and Production Networks

Towards the 4th Industrial Revolution: Production networks, diversification and geography

In this project, we explore how countries can diversify their economies and transform their technological base to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution.

 

Based on millions of data points on single transactions between all the firms located in an oil exporting country, we use state-of-the-art tools for analyzing economic data such as network analysis to reconstruct the productive network of the whole country and generate scenarios to identify the potential areas for diversification. We also combine Geographic Information System to understand the interactions between productive network and regional dynamics. Finally, we use artificial intelligence tools to recreate scenarios and potentially predict the emergence of new economic  [business] activities.

Augmented Reality for Economic and Business Insights

With the advent of 5G technology, AR combined with AI will increase the potential to analyze data and interact in real time. 

 

In this project, we explore the possible uses of combining AR and AI to provide interactive and real time analyses to support strategic decision making for business and governments, based on large datasets."

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Ecuador's 1972 Oil Boom Structural Economic Impact (Data)

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Identification of Physical Infrastructure Development

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