Ph.D., Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc., Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Engineering, Aeronautics Technological Institute
Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-IAS) in Japan. His research and policy interests concentrate in the area of political economy of sustainable development, particularly global environmental change. He is especially interested in researching patterns of governance, institution building and policy implementation at different levels, looking at how global policies are translated into local policy implementation. He develops different kinds of policy-oriented empirical research, undertaking quantitative and qualitative analyses of governance involving diverse groups of actors (e.g., different levels of governments, international organizations, NGOs, SMEs, industries), economic sectors, regions of the world and scales (e.g., international, national and local). His experience includes research, training and teaching activities in Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, India, China, Indonesia, Ghana and Angola.
Previously, he worked at the University College London (UK), at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) as a European Commission’s Marie Curie Fellow, and as an instructor, consultant and researcher for several organizations such as the OECD, the World Bank Institute, state and national governments, and various NGOs and small and large firms in the private sector. He has published seven books and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Public Administration and Development (PAD, Wiley-Blackwell). Jose holds a degree in Engineering from the Aeronautics Technological Institute (ITA, Brazil); a Master of Regional Planning from Hokkaido University (Japan) and a Ph.D. in Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA).