Isabel Pereira Rodrigues is a lecturer at the Business Administration Division of the Mahidol University Internationl College (MUIC) in Thailand. She has worked in academia, as a lecturer and researcher, for a total of more than 10 years and with high ranked universities in different parts of the world – Portugal, Spain and Thailand. Her research interests focus on industrial organization and market strategy, contracts and incentives, economics of science and innovation, and entrepreneurship and development. Isabel is also a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics of the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), where she started a post-doctoral research project on innovation, entrepreneurship and development. Prior to being a lecturer at MUIC, Isabel worked for the United Nations system. In 2013, she was a Statistician for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Between 2007 and 2010, Isabel was with the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), contributing to the research and writing of the global HDRs on climate change (2007/08), on migration (2009), and the 20th anniversary HDR edition (2010). Isabel holds a PhD in Economics from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (IDEA programme) and two Masters in Economics, from Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
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