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Amir Lebdioui

Research interests

Industrial policy; economic transformation; climate change; biodiversity-based innovation

Amir Lebdioui

Associate Professor of the Political Economy of Development

Dr Amir Lebdioui is a development economist, whose research has focused on the economic diversification of resource-dependent nations, green industrial policy and low carbon innovation, commodity value addition and biodiversity-based development models. 

His work has been published in top tier academic journals including World Development, Ecological Economics, Development and Change, the Journal of Technology Transfer, and the Review of International Political Economy.

Amir also regularly advises governments and international institutions on green industrial policy strategies. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is an Algerian national. 

Dr Lebdioui teaches on the Economics foundation course for the MPhil in Development Studies. 

Doctoral supervision

He is open to supervising doctoral students who wish to pursue research related to industrial policy; ecological transformations; the economics of biodiversity; structural change.

  • Journal articles and special issues

    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Nature-Inspired Innovation Policy: Biomimicry as a pathway to leverage biodiversity for economic development . Nature-Inspired Innovation Policy: Biomimicry as a pathway to leverage biodiversity for economic development Ecological Economics
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) The Multidimensional Indicator of Extractives-based Development (MINDEX) . The Multidimensional Indicator of Extractives-based Development (MINDEX) World Development
    Lebdioui, Amir
    G Anzolin ( ) Three dimensions of Green Industrial Policy in the Context of Climate Change and Sustainable Development . Three dimensions of Green Industrial Policy in the Context of Climate Change and Sustainable Development European Journal for Development Research
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) The political economy of moving up in global value chains: How Malaysia added value to its natural resources through industrial policy . The political economy of moving up in global value chains: How Malaysia added value to its natural resources through industrial policy Review of International Political Economy
    Lebdioui, Amir
    K Lee, C Pietrobelli ( ) Local-Foreign Technology Interface, Resource-based Development, and Industrial Policy: How Chile and Malaysia are escaping the Middle-Income Trap . Local-Foreign Technology Interface, Resource-based Development, and Industrial Policy: How Chile and Malaysia are escaping the Middle-Income Trap Journal of Technology Transfer
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Chile’s Export Diversification since 1960: a free-market miracle or a free market mirage? . Chile’s Export Diversification since 1960: a free-market miracle or a free market mirage? Development and Change
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Local content in extractive industries: Evidence and Lessons from Chile and Malaysia . Local content in extractive industries: Evidence and Lessons from Chile and Malaysia The Extractive Industries and Society
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Uncovering the High Value of Neglected Minerals: Development Minerals as inputs for industrial development in North Africa . Uncovering the High Value of Neglected Minerals: Development Minerals as inputs for industrial development in North Africa The Extractive Industries and Society
  • Chapters

    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) (forthcoming) Greening Latin American Economies . J Matthews, A Oqubay Greening Latin American Economies The Oxford Handbook on Greening Economic Development Oxford University Press
    Lebdioui, Amir
    T Addison ( ) (forthcoming) Public Saving and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa . K Sen Public Saving and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries: what can be done about it?
    Lebdioui, Amir
    M Morales ( ) The Latin American experience in designing and implementing Local content policies in the petroleum sector . D Olawuyi The Latin American experience in designing and implementing Local content policies in the petroleum sector Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets Cambridge University Press
  • Working papers

    Lebdioui, Amir
    Tony Addison ( ) Public Savings in Africa: Do Sovereign wealth funds serve development? . Public Savings in Africa: Do Sovereign wealth funds serve development? UNU WIDER working paper series
    Lebdioui, Amir
     P Bilek ( ) Do forward linkages in extractive sectors alleviate or worsen extractive dependency? . Do forward linkages in extractive sectors alleviate or worsen extractive dependency? NRGI Working Paper
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Are we measuring natural resource wealth correctly? A reconceptualization of natural resource value in the era of climate change . Are we measuring natural resource wealth correctly? A reconceptualization of natural resource value in the era of climate change UNU WIDER working paper series
    Lebdioui, Amir
    ( ) Economic Diversification, Oil Revenue Management, and Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa. . Economic Diversification, Oil Revenue Management, and Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Economic Research Forum Working Paper
    Lebdioui, Amir
    H-J Chang ( ) From fiscal stabilization to economic diversification: the developmental management of resource revenues . From fiscal stabilization to economic diversification: the developmental management of resource revenues UNU WIDER working paper series
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