Dr. Elsie Echeverri-Carroll is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in regional and urban planning from the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and the Netherlands Institute of Social Studies.
She has published on the topics of business models in Mexico, trade in the Americas, high technology in industrialized and developing countries, and women/Hispanics in business. Her NSF-funded research on income inequalities in high-tech regions has resulted in several publications in refereed journals. In 2008, the business magazine PODER included Echeverri-Carroll in the list of 50 academic “cerebros fugados” from Colombia among 250 candidates.
She has taught in the master’s program in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in Community and Regional Planning, and in the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business. She also taught in a joint Ph.D. in Business between the McCombs School of Business and the Monterrey Tech-México.
She has taken part in the IC² Institute’s teams to accelerate technology-based entrepreneurship in Monterrey (Mexico), Puerto Rico, Moncton (Canada), and Bogotá (Colombia). She is Principal Investigator of several IC² Programs in Medellín, Colombia including the PTCP (Practical Technology Commercialization Program), EPTCP (Extended Practical Technology Commercialization Program), Internships for PTP/EPTCP winning teams in Austin, internships for EPTCP mentors in Austin, and Co-PI of a new PTCP with Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPTCP). She is also Co-PI for the Study of Hispanic Businesses in Texas. Prior to the IC² Institute, she worked at the National Planning Department (DNP) in Bogotá, Colombia, where Echeverri-Carroll was responsible for coordinating regional economic plans funded by international organizations.