Carlota Perez: Capitalism, Technology and a Green Golden Age

Carlota Perez is one of the leading contemporary scholars in the study of present socio-technical change in a historical perspective. Come to her lecture and sign up to participate in her workshop at Blindern, UIO.

Portrait Carlota Perez

Carlota Perez. Photo: LSE International Development

  • Lecture: May 12, 2017 10:15 AM – 12:00, A5, Eilert Sundts hus, Molkte Moesvei 31

  • Workshop: May 12, 2017 15:15 PM – 17:00, seminar room 132, Harriet Holters hus, Molkte Moesvei 31.

Carlota Perez is a researcher, lecturer and international consultant, specialized in the social and economic impact of technical change. She is Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics, U.K.; Professor of Technology and Development, Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia; Research Affiliate, and Honorary Professor at SPRU, Science and Technology Policy Research, School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, U.K.

Carlota Perez has developed Joseph Schumpeter and Christopher Freeman’s work on technologically based long surges in techno-economic development, particularly by coining the concept of techno-economic paradigms, and by introducing periods of financial instability into this macro-historical perspective. She has also explored what role the awareness of global environmental problems may play in the further development and diffusion of the information-technology paradigm. This will be the topic of her lecture. Her main work is Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital (2002), and she is presently working on a follow up book that will deal with the role of the state in each technological revolution. She will contribute to a workshop on these matters.

Please contact lars.mjoset@sosgeo.uio.no to participate in the workshop.

Published Apr. 10, 2017 10:42 AM - Last modified Apr. 10, 2017 10:46 AM