Bernardo Sousa Buarque holds a PhD in the economics of innovation from the University College Dublin. During his PhD, he worked for an ERC project entitled "TechEvo – Technology Evolution in Regional Economies," whose main objective is to understand how specific knowledge capabilities influence the evolution of local technology trajectories and thus shape the geographies of economic prosperity. Along these lines, Bernardo developed new tools to measure the competence of regions to produce certain technologies. Namely, using data from patents and scientific publications, he examined the creation and diffusion of artificial intelligence in Europe. Based on citation networks across knowledge dimensions, he also designed a selection dynamics model to explain the incidence of technologies across time and regions. At the MPlWG, Bernardo will work on a new project looking at the dynamics of socio-epistemic knowledge networks. Succinctly, he will collaborate on the development of an Agent-Based Model to study how scientists meet and interact, how they produce and accept new ideas, and how conferences, casual events, and many other factors help construct the knowledge networks we observe.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Advanced Systems Analysis Seminar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
TechSpace: Advancing Indicators of Regional Structural Change, University of Jena
Seminars in Economic Geography # 5, University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Sustainable Development, University of Brasilia