Pedro Llanos-Paredes

PhD candidate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Industrial policy, Regional policy, Local economic development

About me

Pedro Llanos-Paredes is a PhD candidate at LSE and an Early-Stage Researcher of the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on ‘Policies for Smart Specialisation’ (POLISS). Before joining LSE in 2020, Pedro worked as Research Coordinator at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). He holds a MSc in the Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London (KCL) and a BSc from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

Pedro’s research on inclusive regional growth tries to develop a systematic way in which governments and European authorities can identify industries that could promote local employment in disadvantaged areas. Current projects revolve around the regional targeting of the European industrial policy and the comparison of the effectiveness of the policy tools used by the EU to provide business support at a regional level. Pedro is also interested in corporate taxation, special economic zones, and the geography of manufacturing clusters.

He has five years of experience working in research and advocacy, collaborating with a wide variety of organisations like USAID, the Ford Foundation, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and the Peruvian government.

Provisional thesis title: European Industrial Policy: Regional targeting and effectiveness of business support policies in Europe

Research interests:

  • Manufacturing clusters
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Regional inequality


  • Pedro Llanos-Paredes, The effect of applied research institutes on invention: Evidence from the Fraunhofer centres in Europe, Research Evaluation, 2023;, rvad028. Read paper
  • Perez, L. M., & Llanos, P. M. (2017) Vulnerable Women in a Thriving Country: An Analysis of Twenty-First-Century Domestic Workers in Peru. Latin American Research Review, 52(4), 552–570. DOI.

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