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.
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( ) . Nature-Inspired Innovation Policy: Biomimicry as a pathway to leverage biodiversity for economic development Ecological Economics( ) . The Multidimensional Indicator of Extractives-based Development (MINDEX) World Development( ) . Three dimensions of Green Industrial Policy in the Context of Climate Change and Sustainable Development European Journal for Development Research( ) . 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( ) . Local-Foreign Technology Interface, Resource-based Development, and Industrial Policy: How Chile and Malaysia are escaping the Middle-Income Trap Journal of Technology Transfer( ) . Chile’s Export Diversification since 1960: a free-market miracle or a free market mirage? Development and Change( ) . Local content in extractive industries: Evidence and Lessons from Chile and Malaysia The Extractive Industries and Society( ) . Uncovering the High Value of Neglected Minerals: Development Minerals as inputs for industrial development in North Africa The Extractive Industries and Society
Chapters( ) (forthcoming) . J Matthews, A Oqubay Greening Latin American Economies The Oxford Handbook on Greening Economic Development Oxford University Press( ) (forthcoming) . K Sen Public Saving and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa The domestic savings shortfall in developing countries: what can be done about it?( ) . 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( ) . Public Savings in Africa: Do Sovereign wealth funds serve development? UNU WIDER working paper series( ) . Do forward linkages in extractive sectors alleviate or worsen extractive dependency? NRGI Working Paper( ) . Are we measuring natural resource wealth correctly? A reconceptualization of natural resource value in the era of climate change UNU WIDER working paper series( ) . Economic Diversification, Oil Revenue Management, and Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Economic Research Forum Working Paper( ) . From fiscal stabilization to economic diversification: the developmental management of resource revenues UNU WIDER working paper series
Other publications( ) Inequality and Trade Diversification: How can Income Inequality in Latin America be Reduced beyond Commodity Booms? . Inequality and Trade Diversification: How can Income Inequality in Latin America be Reduced beyond Commodity Booms? Canning House/ LSE( ) Latin American Trade in the Age of Climate Change: Impact, opportunities, and policy options . Latin American Trade in the Age of Climate Change: Impact, opportunities, and policy options Canning House/ LSE