Chiara Criscuolo

Head of Division, Productivity and Business Dynamics, OECD

Chiara Criscuolo joined the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in 2009. She heads the Productivity and Business Dynamics Division in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the OECD.

Chiara’s work spans the fields of entrepreneurship, enterprise dynamics, productivity and policy evaluation and has played a leading role in advancing the use of firm level data and of microdata projects within the OECD. She has designed and coordinated large cross-country microdata projects on employment dynamics, productivity, as well as research and development (R&D). She co-manages the Global Forum on Productivity and has contributed to key horizontal and high level projects and publications. These include the OECD volumes “Future of Productivity”, “New sources of growth: Knowledge Based capital”, and the “OECD Innovation Strategy”.

Since 2017 she is one of eleven economists appointed to the newly set French National productivity Board.

Her research on innovation, business dynamics, productivity, policy evaluation and international trade has been extensively published in leading academic journals including The American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics. She acts as reviewer for top ranked academic journals. Her work has further featured in the Economist, Financial Time and VoxEU, among others.

Chiara is currently a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, where she was a research fellow before joining the OECD.

She holds a doctoral degree in Economics from University College London and held academic appointments at the University of Siena, City University and the University of Cambridge, in addition to the LSE, ahead of joining the OECD.

Featured work


Sparking Europe’s new industrial revolution: A policy for net zero, growth and resilience

This book assesses what must be done to implement industrial policy in a way that will achieve overarching goals while minimising distortions.

Philippe Aghion, Ketan Ahuja, Chad P. Bown, Uwe Cantner, Chiara Criscuolo, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Mathias Dewatripont, Ricardo Hausmann, Guy Lalanne, Ben McWilliams, Dani Rodrik, Simone Tagliapietra, Alessio Terzi, Cecilia Trasi, Laura Tyson, Reinhilde Veugelers, Georg Zachmann and John Zysman