Dr Leandro Sepulveda is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University Business School. He was awarded his PhD in Economics from the University of Durham, UK. He has nearly twenty years’ experience on research specialising in enterprise, entrepreneurship and social and economic development. His current research interests include social inequalities in Europe and Latin America; self-employment, entrepreneurship and support programmes; population diversity and socioeconomic development; and small business development, clusters and public policy in developing countries. His work in the UK and Europe has been commissioned by public agencies including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in the UK, and the European Commission through EQUAL and Horizon2020. Leandro worked in Latin America as an external consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC-UN).