Program: Engineering Systems and Management
Dr. Georgeta Vidican obtained her PhD degree in February 2008 in International Economic Development and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her dissertation focused on the socio-economic and institutional analysis of regional differences in the management of land resources during transition in Eastern Europe. Dr. Vidican's main research interests lie in the area of sustainable development with emphasis on the institutional synergies between governments, private sector and academic and non-governmental agencies, and on the process of technological innovation. She conducted research on industrialization, technological development and productivity growth in Europe and East Asia, the role of foreign direct investment in economic and social development, and property rights reforms. Currently, Dr. Vidican´s research focuses on innovation systems and policy, socio-economic aspects of sustainable development, and development implications of sustainable energy transitions in emerging economies.
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