Alberto Fuentes

Assistant Professor, School of International Affairs and School of City & Regional Planning

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Alberto is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He is a scholar of global development whose work focuses on the political economy of industrial transformation in Latin America. He pays particular attention to the consequences of these changes for workers. Alberto obtained his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP).


Recent Publications

Spurred to Upgrade: A Review of Triggers and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading in the Global Value Chain Literature, 2017

Los Apóstoles del Desarrollo y La Modernización de La Industria Azucarera Guatemalteca, 2017

Self-discovery in the Dark: the demand side of industrial policy in Latin America, 2016

A Vocation for Industrial Transformation: Ideology, Organizational Isomorphism and Upgrading in Guatemala's Sugar Industry, 2014



INTA-2050: Intro to Global Develpmt

INTA-6304: Modernization&Developmnt