Miguel Atienza is Doctor in Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and MPhil in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex (UK). Since 2002, he has been Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile and his main areas of research are the formation and evolution of spatial agglomerations, small and medium enterprises clusters and entrepreneurship and labour interregional mobility.