Koen De Backer

Senior Economist/Head of Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Koen De Backer is a Senior Economist/Head of Unit  in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) of the OECD.  His research focuses on the linkages between globalisation and STI in a broad sense, and their direct effects on government policy. He has worked on topics like global value chains, multinational enterprises, offshoring/outsourcing, R&D internationalisation, industrial policy, open innovation, entrepreneurship, structural business statistics and micro-data. He holds a PhD degree of the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and a Master of Business Administration degree of the K.U.Leuven/UCI (USA). 

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