Main fields of expertise

  • Territorial economic development
  • Cluster and value chain promotion
  • Standards and quality infrastructure
  • Industrial Policy
  • Green Economy
  • Coaching and methodology development

Working experience

2003: Founding partner of Mesopartner

1997-2002: ISA Consult GmbH, Bochum (Germany), senior consultant

1996-1997: Foundation CIREM, Barcelona (Spain),, junior consultant

1991-1994: University of Bremen, research project on regional development in Europe,  researcher

Editor of Spanish version PACA Newsletter and host of RadioDEL Podcast.

Work experience mainly in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay), the Caribbean and Europe (Germany and Spain).

Personal background

Born 1965, PhD in political science and economics (Bremen 1999), MA in economics (Hamburg 1991).

Ulrich is based in Chascomús, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

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Milestones in a process of innovation, change and development  
This anthology brings together a large variety of articles and comments by development scholars and practitioners from all over the world.  
Mesopartner joined the 21st Global Conference of the TCI-Network in Toronto  
Mesopartner joined the 21st Global Conference of the TCI-Network in Toronto This year Mesopartner ( Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke) again joined the Annual gathering of the global cluster community. On this occasion, the TCI-Network Global Conference took place in Canada’s largest city,…  
Creation of Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in Peru  
Creation of Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in Peru Over the past decade, Peru has been one of the region’s fastest-growing economies, with an average growth rate 5.9 % in a context of low inflation (averaging 2.9 %). But currently, GDP growth is slowing down, which has…  
Mesopartner Working Paper 09  
Benchmarking Territorial 
Competitiveness. Competitiveness is a concept and a reality that is rapidly spreading throughout the world. Market logic is an increasingly widespread principle that affects not only all kinds of companies but also territories, whether they are cities,…  
Mesopartner Working Paper 08  
How to Promote Clusters. Clusters are defined as a territorial agglomeration of closely related industries. Clusters mostly emerge due to historical coincidence. A typical sequence would go like this: Some person starts a garment operation. As the founder is competent and the…  
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