Carlota Pérez


Born
in Caracas, Venezuela
September 20, 1939

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Carlota Pérez is a British-Venezuelan scholar specialising in technology and socio-economic development. She researches the concept of Techno-Economic Paradigm Shifts and the theory of great surges, a further development of Schumpeter's work on Kondratieff waves. In 2012 she was awarded the Silver Kondratieff Medal by the International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation.

Perez is currently Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and since 2006, Professor of Technology and Socio-Economic Development at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia. In 2003–2005, she was Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy (CFAP), part of the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge,
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“The entrepreneurs of new firms as much as the management of the old
(whether modernizing or not) are forced to do whatever is necessary to attract
the players in the casino and then worry as much – or more – about the perfor-
mance of their stock valuations as about their actual profits. Financial capital
reigns arrogant and production capital has no alternative but to adapt to the
new rules; some agents with glee, others with horror.”
Carlota Pérez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages

“The entrepreneurs of new firms as much as the management of the old (whether modernizing or not) are forced to do whatever is necessary to attract the players in the casino and then worry as much – or more – about the perfor-mance of their stock valuations as about their actual profits. Financial capital reigns arrogant and production capital has no alternative but to adapt to the
new rules; some agents with glee, others with horror.”
Carlota Pérez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages



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