Roberta Rabellotti is Full Professor of Economics at the Università di Pavia, Italy. She has got a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She specializes in the analysis of the industrial sector in developing countries. Her areas of interest are industrial policies, small business promotion, international trade policies, industrial districts and clusters, global value chains. Prof. Rabellotti has working experience with the Inter-American Development Bank, European Union, UNIDO, ILO, ECLAC-UN, UNCTAD. Her publications include books with Harvard University Press, MacMillan and Edward Elgar as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.