About Prof Rasmus Lema
Rasmus Lema is a development economist with 20 years of experience in research, consultancy and teaching. His areas of specialisation are sustainable industrialisation, technological learning and green transformations.
He has a strong track record in leading international research projects. He has published extensively in top academic journals, and he is known for agenda setting research and theoretical development. As a frequent adviser to development and STI agencies he is known for connecting original research to policy.
DPhil in Development Studies, University of Sussex
MSc in Development and Public Administration, Roskilde University
Graduate Certificate in International Studies, University of Sydney
Green Transformations; New and emerging technologies; Innovation and Industrial policy; Global Value Chains
Lema, R., Fu, X., & Rabellotti, R. (2021). Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability. Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(5), 1193–1209. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtaa044
Lema, R., Bhamidipati, P. L., Gregersen, C., Hansen, U. E., & Kirchherr, J. (2021). China’s investments in renewable energy in Africa: Creating co-benefits or just cashing-in? World Development, 141, 105365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105365
Lema, R., Pietrobelli, C., & Rabellotti, R. (2019). Innovation in global value chains. In S. Ponte, G. Gereffi, & G. Raj-Reichert (Eds.), Handbook on Global Value Chains (pp. 370–384). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788113779.00032
Lema, R., Rabellotti, R., & Gehl Sampath, P. (2018). Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems. The European Journal of Development Research, 30(3), 345–363. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-018-0149-0
Lema, R., Hanlin, R., Hansen, U. E., & Nzila, C. (2018). Renewable electrification and local capability formation: Linkages and interactive learning. Energy Policy, 117(August 2017), 326–339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.02.011
Lema, A., & Lema, R. (2016). Low-carbon innovation and technology transfer in latecomer countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 104, 223–236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.019
Lema, R., Quadros, R., & Schmitz, H. (2015). Reorganising global value chains and building innovation capabilities in Brazil and India. Research Policy, 44(7), 1376–1386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2015.03.005