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pablo a. astudillo-estévez

PhD (c) in Economic Geography, University of Oxford

Research Assistant, Collective Learning, MIT Media Lab

bio

Pablo Astudillo-Estevez is a doctoral researcher in Economic Geography and Complex Systems at the University of Oxford and a visiting fellow at the MIT Media Lab - Collective Learning Group. His main interests lie in understanding how economies evolve, learn and finding ways to unlock their potential to create knowledge, innovate to achieve long-term sustainable and economic development. 

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 the COP 21 Winner of the World Bank’s Development Prize - Ecuador and several academic awards. 

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

 
 

rethinking economics

Pablo Astudillo-Estevez is a doctoral researcher in Economic Geography and Complex Systems at the University of Oxford and a visiting fellow at the MIT Media Lab - Collective Learning Group. His main interests lie in understanding how economies evolve, learn and finding ways to unlock their potential to create knowledge, innovate to achieve long-term sustainable and economic development. 

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 the COP 21 Winner of the World Bank’s Development Prize - Ecuador and several academic awards. 

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

resources

2014

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

Hausmann, R., Hidalgo C., et al. 

​¨Economic Complexity," a measure of a society's productive knowledge

Atlas of Economic Complexity (2014)

​Hausmann, R., Hidalgo C., et al. 

​¨Economic Complexity," a measure of a society's productive knowledge.

https://atlas.media.mit.edu/static/pdf/atlas/AtlasOfEconomicComplexity.pdf

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Institute for New Economic Thinking

Further your understanding of the economy and find an open environment for generating and discussing economic thought.

Institute for New Economic Thinking

Further your understanding of the economy and find an open environment for generating and discussing economic thought.

https://www.ineteconomics.org/

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J. Doyne Farmer

Institute for New Economic Thinking Oxford

Director of the Complexity Economics program. 

His current research is in economics, including agent-based modeling, financial instability and technological progress.

Atlas of Economic Complexity (2014)

​Hausmann, R., Hidalgo C., et al. 

​¨Economic Complexity," a measure of a society's productive knowledge.

https://atlas.media.mit.edu/static/pdf/atlas/AtlasOfEconomicComplexity.pdf

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"We are being controlled by the random outcome of a complex system"

 

Jacob Samiel, THE NEW YORKER 

 

space | place matters

Pablo Astudillo-Estevez is a doctoral researcher in Economic Geography and Complex Systems at the University of Oxford and a visiting fellow at the MIT Media Lab - Collective Learning Group. His main interests lie in understanding how economies evolve, learn and finding ways to unlock their potential to create knowledge, innovate to achieve long-term sustainable and economic development. 

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 the COP 21 Winner of the World Bank’s Development Prize - Ecuador and several academic awards. 

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

knowledge / collective learning 

Pablo Astudillo-Estevez is a doctoral researcher in Economic Geography and Complex Systems at the University of Oxford and a visiting fellow at the MIT Media Lab - Collective Learning Group. His main interests lie in understanding how economies evolve, learn and finding ways to unlock their potential to create knowledge, innovate to achieve long-term sustainable and economic development. 

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 the COP 21 Winner of the World Bank’s Development Prize - Ecuador and several academic awards. 

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

 

"We are being controlled by the random outcome of a complex system"

 

Jacob Samiel, THE NEW YORKER 

 

/ current research /

"Data is the oil of the 21st century and analytics is the combustion engine" P. Sondergaard

Human dynamics data can be turn into information, and information into economic insights.

DATA SCIENCE

The economy is a dynamic system, which is constantly evolving and it is out of equilibrium. It follows non-linear behaviors and it is path-dependent.

COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Economic dynamics are underpinned by the political, historical and sociocultural context, as well as the biophysical characteristics of a place.

E.g. Do markets function in the same manner in a former colonial city in the middle of the Andes as in London?

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Snapshot of the Ecuadorian productive structure

USA - Productive Structure Evolution

 Each node represents an economic sector and

its size its importance relative to others. 

CHINA - Productive Structure Evolution

/ publications /

REPORTS

2017

Caldecott, B., Dericks, G., Astudillo, P., Pfeiffer, A. (2017). Stranded Assets: The transition to a low carbon economy. Emerging Risk Report. Lloyd's. London   DOWNLOAD

2011

Aguinaga, G., Astudillo, P., Cardenas, S., Delgado, I., Garces, D., Guerrero, C., Hernandez, S., Merizalde, M., Pilco, D., Riofrio, L., Torres, C., Velasco, P., Vergara, A., Yepez, A. (2011). Informe GEO Juvenil Ecuador. UNEP. Quito. [Spanish]     DOWNLOAD

2011

Astudillo, P. (2011). [National and International Governance Context, RECUADROS]. In Garzon, A. (ed). REDD+ in Ecuador: An opportunity to mitigate climate change. Ministry of Environment Ecuador. Quito. [Spanish]    DOWNLOAD

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WORKING PAPERS

2017

Astudillo, P. (2017). Evolution of the Ecuadorian economy: a complexity approach. University of Oxford. [Working Paper] 

2017

Astudillo, P. (2017). Path dependence, reinforcement mechanisms and economic complexity in commodity exporting countries. University of Oxford. [Working Paper] 

2016

Astudillo, P., Station, S. (2017). Sumak Kawsay of Buen Vivir, an alternative epistemology for understanding development. The University of Edinburgh. [Working Paper] 

2013

Astudillo, P. (2013). The Sumak Kawsay: a new environment and development paradigm. The University of Edinburgh. [Dissertation]    DOWNLOAD

2011

Astudillo, P. (2011). “Open Source” structures and citizen participation for national and international climate policy. Instituto Latinoamericano de Ciencias. Lima. [Dissertation] [Spanish]     DOWNLOAD

2009

Astudillo, P. (2009). Assessing the Ecological Footprint, a methodological proposal for Bayer A.G. in Ecuador. Universidad Central del Ecuador. [Dissertation] [Spanish]    DOWNLOAD

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