Fernando Galindo-Rueda

Senior Economist, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Fernando Galindo-Rueda is a Senior Economist in the Science and Technology Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). He leads the directorate’s STI indicators and analysis unit and coordinates the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI). He is responsible for the development and update of OECD statistical standards for the measurement of R&D and innovation (including the Frascati and Oslo Manuals), the delivery of targeted analysis of science and innovation data and the dissemination of key OECD statistics in this area, such as OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators. He is also in charge of implementing the STI measurement agenda arising from the OECD Blue Sky Forum, which he co-organised in 2016. 

Prior to joining the OECD in 2010, he was Deputy Director in charge of Business Economics at the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, where he was responsible for economic advice on and the evaluation of UK industrial policies, with particular focus on technology-advanced sectors and the impact of energy and climate change policies. He has also led the Economic Methodology branch at the UK Office for National Statistics and has been a research economist at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance and Centre for the Economics of Education. He has a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University College London. 

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