Renato Lima de Oliveira is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Asia School of Business (ASB). His main expertise lies in the political economy of development and state-business relations, particularly in the areas of industrial and innovation policies and government accountability.
His dissertation work at MIT analyzed the development of the oil industry and the local supply chain in Brazil, Malaysia, and Mexico, such as and the policies used for industrial upgrading and the promotion of innovation. Outside of his research and teaching activities, Renato has worked as a business reporter in Brazil with experience in newspaper, TV and radio. He has also worked as a consultant for energy, environment, and politics, including assignments for the Ministry of Energy of Mexico and the World Bank.
Professor Lima de Oliveira received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT. He holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and completed his undergraduate studies at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), where he earned a B.A. in Communication. He is also a research affiliate at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC).
More about his research and professional activities can be found at the website www.lima-de-oliveira.com.