Beatrix Couto Ribeiro

Beatriz Couto Ribeiro

Fellow (Alumni)

As a researcher, I am interested in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policies, specifically within the infrastructure sectors of electricity, gas, water, and sewage. My primary research focus is on assessing the impact of STI policies and programs on innovation outputs in both Global South and OECD countries. To measure their impact, I utilize quasi-experimental techniques such as Difference-in-Difference and Synthetic Control, as well as qualitative methods like surveys and interviews.

Currently, I am exploring the potential of Latin American countries in the field of hydrogen-related technologies through an Economic Complexity approach to identify opportunities for development and innovation. Ultimately, my research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of STI policies and programs in promoting sustainable development and innovation in infrastructure sectors, paving the way for a more prosperous and sustainable future.

  • 2023 - current: RIFS Fellow
  • 2018 - current: Joint PHD Candidate at the Technical University of Berlin & University of Campinas
  • 2016 ‑ 2017: MSc. In Human and Social Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas
  • 2009 ‑ 2016: BSc. Business Administration, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas
  • 2009 ‑ 2015: BSc. Public Policies Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas
  • 2012: Bachelor Exchange Program at University of Jaén
  • STI policies in Global South and OECD countries
  • infrastructure sectors: electricity, gas, water, and sewage
  • Quasi-experimental techniques and qualitative methods
  • Latin American potention for hydrogen-related technologies with Economic Complexity

Publications prior to joining the RIFS

  • RIBEIRO, B. C.; FERRERO, L. G. P.; BIN, A.; BLIND; K. Effects of Innovation Stimuli Regulation in the Electricity Sector. Energy Economics, v. 118, 106352, 2023
  • RIBEIRO, B. C.; BIN, A. SERAFIM; P. M. Innovation Dynamics of the State Basic Sanitation Companies. Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental, V. 27, P. 305‑314, 2022.
  • RIBEIRO, B. C.; BIN, A. Environmental Regulation as a R&D Inductor: Study of Electric and Piped Gas Sector in Brazil. Revista Tecnologia e Sociedade, V. 17, P. 202‑218, 2021.
  • 2023: Research Grant for International Mobility - DERI/Unicamp and SANTANDER
  • 2022-2023: Research Grant - Scholarships for Completing a Doctoral Degree (PAS) - Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
  • 2020-2022: Research Grant - Bi-Nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees/Cotutelle - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2018-2020: Research Grant - Doctoral Degree - Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)