Cristina is a lead economist and econometrician at Technopolis Group. She has expertise in economic and econometric analysis and impact evaluation in the areas of economic development, research and innovation and the creative industries. At Technopolis Group, she provides support and advice to projects with a strong quantitative dimension.
She participates and leads projects mainly related with publically funded support to industry in the areas of research, innovation and competitiveness. Current and recent projects include measuring the economic impact evaluation of the economic impact of investing in engineering research and training for RAEng and EPSRC; the economic impact of Ireland’s membership in the European Space Agency; the economic impact of Enterprise Ireland business support to increase productivity programmes. Other recent work also includes: the evaluation of collaboration between technical technological institutes and industry in Norway; a study on the ‘European Cluster Observatory’ for DG Enterprise and Industry in which she used patent analysis to identify the emergence of new technologies and economic activities. She has recently finished a study for DG Internal market profiling use of utility models over the past 20 years and for 13 countries and the socio-economic impact assessment of support provided by the European Space Agency on Advanced Telecommunications Research Programme (ARTES).
Cristina is also supporting several research and innovation agencies in Latin America. This includes supporting Colciencias (the Colombian Science Agency) in the design of its large-scale science, technology and innovation programme; helping CORFO (in Santiago Chile) to prepare a ‘business case’ for a new national Technology Transfer Fund; and developing performance indicators for Ruta N (Innovation Agency in Medellin).
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Cristina worked for BOP Consulting in London, the Amsterdam Institute of International Development, the World Bank and GRADE (Peru).
Cristina holds an MSc in Economics from Universiteit van Amsterdam and a BSc in Social Sciences with a major in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has a good understanding of Portuguese.