Robyn Klingler-Vidra is a Lecturer at King’s College London in the Department of International Development.
Robyn’s research focuses on government efforts to build venture capital markets as a means to promote innovation, economic growth and entrepreneurial clusters. She has led the World Economic Forum’s annual UK Executive Opinion Survey on global competitiveness since 2009 and has, since 2011, been an instructor for LSE Enterprise executive education courses on capital markets, economic competitiveness and innovation.
Before returning to academia, Robyn spent eight years in the financial sector, working as a financial institutions' liability underwriter, a research manager at an expert network firm and an investor relations manager at a fund of hedge fund. Her public sector experience includes internships with the Economic Section of the US State Department Foreign Service and in the Westminster office of a UK Member of Parliament.
She received her BA from the University of Michigan, was a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and completed her MSc and PhD in International Political Economy in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics & Political Science.