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Aurora A. Castro Teixeira 
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PhD in Science and Technology Policy at Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex (U.K). She is an Assistant Professor with agregation at the Economics Department of Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto and Researcher at CEF.UP (Center in Economics and Finance), INESC-Porto (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto), and OBEGEF (Observatory in Economics and Management of Fraud). She is also a Senior Scientific Researcher for UTEN Portugal (University of Texas Austin, USA). She is an elected member of the Scientific Council (Conselho Cient√≠fico) and Economics Scientific Group (Agrupamento Cient√≠fico de Economia) at Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto. She has published several books and articles in the area of innovation, economic growth, human capital, and scientometrics, including Strong Patenting, Weak R&D? (VDM Verlag, 2010) and Multinational, Clusters and Innovation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). Her articles are published in international journals such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Regional Studies, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, European Planning Studies; Portuguese Economic Journal, Social Indicators Research, Scientometrics, Higher Education, Ecological Economics, European Journal of Scientific Research, Acta Oeconomica, Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, Journal of Academic Ethics, Industry and Higher Education, Research in Comparative and International Education, Organisational Transformation and Social Change, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Estudos Econ√īmicos, Notas Econ√≥micas and Brazilian Innovation Review. Her academic track record includes over 200 papers in International Conferences and Scientific Journals with refereeing, chapters of books as well as the supervision of seven Ph.D. and 50 M. Sc. Theses. She was granted two Scholarships (Sabbatical and PhD) by the Portuguese Science and Technology Ministry, FCT, Portugal, the first Prize Foreign Direct Investment ‚Äď API/Universidade de Coimbra, with the study ‚ÄėForeign Direct Investment, Human Capital and Technology: an Application to the Portuguese Case‚Äô, and the Prize from the Conselho Econ√≥mico e Social (Lisboa) for the research ‚ÄėCapital Humano e Capacidade de Inova√ß√£o. Contributos para o estudo do crescimento Econ√≥mico Portugu√™s, 1960-1991‚Äô. URL: http://www.fep.up.pt/Lecturers/ateixeira/index.html