Who We Are

The Centre for New Development Thinking was established in 2012 and is led by a multidisciplinary team of distinguished/respected academics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chile. It is directed by Kirsten Sehnbruch, who is Professor at the Department of Economics with more than ten years of experience in development studies and a PhD. in Social Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Our objective is to bring together a multidisciplinary and international team of researchers (policy experts and policymakers) whose work will make imaginative contributions to those areas of research which we consider to have been neglected or left unresolved by development thinking during recent decades.


The Centre for New Development Thinking  focuses in particular on four subject areas: inequality, employment, the environment and productive development, and we are especially interested in the interaction between them.