Spinola’s academic works is focused on the challenges of economic development in a structuralist framework with a focus on Innovation, Structural Change, and Economic Complexity. He is furthermore interested in developing alternative economic theories in the Keynesian and Evolutionary traditions.
Danilo Spinola is a Senior Lecturer at the Birmingham City Business School. He has a PhD in Economics from the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) - Maastricht University, where he has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher. Spinola’s research interests include Complexity Economics, Economic Development, Structural Change, Economic Modelling, and Quantitative Methods. He has been actively publishing in academic journals in those fields. Furthermore, Dr. Spinola has experience working as a consultant for international organizations, such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Spinola is the former coordinator of the YSI’s Complexity Economics Working Group and the current chairman of the YSI community board.