Danilo Spinola

Birmingham City University


I am an economist currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the Birmingham City Business School.


I perform novel economic research in order to assess the main challenges of economic development. I have experience working with economic growth models. Currently I have been researching innovation processes and their impacts on growth, resilience and structural change using complexity economics methods such as Agent Based Models.


I have a PhD from Maastricht University/UNU-Merit (United Nations University). Furthermore, I am a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg and an affiliated researcher at Maastricht University and UNU-Merit.

Research interests

Agent-based models Development Economics Macroeconomic Dynamics Post-Keynesian Economics Structural Change