Luis Carlos Castillo-Tellez

Luis Carlos Castillo-Tellez

Guest researcher


Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2060



Since November 2022, Luis has been a guest researcher in the working group of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz at the University of Bremen. Luis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Studies program at the University of Urbino in Italy. He previously studied Economics for his BSc at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University and Economic Theory for his MSc at Istanbul University. Luis has developed a comprehensive understanding of innovation systems, multilevel modeling, statistics, and quantitative skills during his career. In the industry sector, he has experience in international logistics of imports and exports and organizing trade missions and B2B meetings. Recently, he has had a growing interest in different fields of data science, such as machine learning, text analysis, and data visualization. His research interest focuses on connecting the corporate digital divide and the transformation of innovation activities that have brought the digital economy to small and medium-sized firms.

Academic education and degrees

Seit 11/2022

Guest Researcher

University of Bremen

Seit 11/2021

Ph.D. candidate

University of Urbino, Italy

Focus: Digital divide and digital transformation in SMEs

10/2015 – 03/2019

Master’s degree in Economic Theory

Istanbul University, Turkey

Focus: Innovation systems and innovations in the manufacturing sector

Master thesis title:The role of development and the impact of international commerce on the innovation performance of Colombian firms: a multilevel approach between regional, sectoral, and firm level.

Degree: Master of Science

01/2010 - 04/2014

Bachelor’s degree in Economics

Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia

Focus: Radical and incremental innovations and innovations systems

Bachelor’s thesis title:The effects of internationalization and multinational corporations over radical and incremental innovations on Colombian industrial firms: a multilevel analysis between region, sector, and firm level.

Degree: Bachelor of Science



Aysan, Ahmet and Demirbas, Dilek and Castillo-Téllez, Luis Carlos and Disli, Mustafa, Foreign Trade, Education and Innovative Performance: A Multilevel Analysis (May 5, 2021). Available at SSRN: or