Penélope Pacheco-López holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, UK, where she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. She has worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as an Industrial Research Officer. She has performed consultancy work for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Georgia and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In Mexico, she taught at the Faculty of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and worked as a research assistant at the Center for Economic Studies of El Colegio de México. She has published on international trade and economic development topics in refereed journals such as the International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, World Economy, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Investigación Económica, among others.
Penélope's research interests are on Development Economics, International Trade and Industrial Policy.
Penélope is a Member of the Researcher Links Social Sciences Panel, British Council.
2019 and 2020 Newton Prize, Expert Reviewer