Victòria Alsina Burgués
Victòria Alsina Burgués is Fellow at Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and Adjunct Professor at Pompeu Fabra University.
Her research and teaching focuses on finding democratic innovative solutions to solve some of society’s most challenging problems at the critical intersection of the public and private sectors.
Her major current research projects are:
- “Creating new conceptual and analytical frameworks to study public-private collaboration in Southern Europe and Latin America” (since May 2014 – till date). In collaboration with Professor John D. Donahue.
- “Public-private collaboration in urban transformation” (since October 2015 - till date). In collaboration with Professor John D. Donahue and Senior Fellow Stanley Marcuss. Regarding this research line, she is also a coordinator of the Harvard Kennedy School Study Group “Urban Revitalization”.
- “Democratic Regeneration Through Technology: Learning From Podemos in Spain. Turning Grassroots Activism into Participatory, Accountable Governance” (since September 2014 - till date). In collaboration with Professor Beth Noveck and the GovLab Academy. Regarding this research line, she is also Chair of the RCC Study Group “The Challenge to Design a Technological Agora”.
- “Smart Government – UPF. Innovation in teaching & learning public management” (since September 2014 – till date). In collaboration with Pompeu Fabra University and the RCC Study Group “Internationalization and innovation in higher education”.
She has also an extensive background as a consultant for public and private institutions; her major clients being international organizations such as the OECD, the European Union or the Inter-American Development Bank.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Pompeu Fabra University, a Master of Public Administration from Autònoma de Barcelona University, a Master of Public Management from ESADE Business School and a PH.D. in Political and Social Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University.
Areas of Expertise: Public sector reform; Public-private collaboration; Collaborative governance; Urban transformation; Democratic innovation; Innovation in teaching & learning.