External speakers

Dominique Guellec

Head of Science and Technological Policy, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

Dominique Guellec is Head of the Science and Technology Policy (STP) Division, within the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  This division covers  notably: innovation policies, science policies, biotechnology and nanotechnology issues, national innovation studies, innovation for development, the STI Outlook, the Innovation Policy Platform, and the Space Forum.

Mr. Guellec joined the OECD in 1995 and has worked in the DSTI on statistics and quantitative economic analysis of science, innovation and growth. From 2004-2005, Mr. Guellec was Chief Economist of the European Patent Office (Munich). Mr. Guellec has authored several books and many articles on patents, innovation and economic growth. His (co-)publications in English include The Economics of the European Patent System (Oxford University Press, 2007); From R&D to Productivity Growth: the Sources of Knowledge Spillovers and their Interaction (Oxford Review of Economics and Statistics, 2004).

Of French nationality, Mr. Guellec is a graduate from the École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE, Paris).