Leonardo Burlamaqui is an associate professor of economics at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and a research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. He was formerly a senior program officer at the Ford Foundation, where he was in charge of the Reforming Global Financial Governance Initiative. His academic appointments include professor of economics at Candido Mendes University, and he has served in various capacities at the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Institute for Development Economics Research (Helsinki), the Institute for Developing Economies (Tokyo), and the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. He is a former member of the board of the International J. A. Schumpeter Society (2002–06) and currently sits on the board of The Other Canon Foundation. He is also a contributing editor to the Post Keynesian Economics Forum. Burlamaqui has written and published on innovation and competition, development economics, intellectual property, institutions and economic change, and the political economy of knowledge and finance.