Lesslie Valencia

Lesslie Valencia


My research develops an explanation of economic growth through firm development. It follows Edith Penrose’s theory of the growth of the firm and Stephen Hymer’s multinational theory to analyse the impact of innovation, relationships and institutions on economic growth, with the assumptions of Post-Keynesian economics of fundamental uncertainty and social conflict.

Professional experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds, 2020-2022

Teaching assistants of economic controversies, global economic history and mathematics and statistics 1B.
Runner-up of the Partnership awards 2021

Consumer Goods Strategy Analyst, Minsait by Indra, 2017

Digital strategy consultancy of consumption good firms. Strategy analysis of technology and retail-based firms for future growth projects, among them operation management, process development and growth strategy

Senior Consultant, Global Strategy Group KPMG, 2012-2015

Development of organic and M&A strategies for financial and strategic buyers/ clients. Among them are strategic growth, market entry projects (economic sector analysis and strategy development), and commercial due diligence projects for financial and strategic acquirers.

Most projects were from different sectors such as automotive, financial services, hospitality, mining, tourism, cultural, and pharmaceutical, among others, focused on Mexico and Latin America, working with multicultural teams around the globe.

Winner of best client service award 2015


National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico), 2018, PhD

Bank of Mexico, FIDERH, 2018, PhD

Professional memberships

 Post-Keynesian Economics Society

International Association for Feminist Economics

Research interests

  • Economic growth
  • Development economics
  • Income distribution
  • Firm development
  • Heterodox economics
  • Agent-based modelling


  • M.Sc. in Economics
  • B.A. in Economics