Senior Research Associate Pierre Mohnen is Professor of microeconometrics of technical change at Maastricht University, a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and an Associated Fellow at CIRANO, Canada. He has an MA in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a PhD in economics from New York University. His research deals mainly with the measurement, the determinants, the effects and the interrelationships of R&D, innovation, ICT, competition and productivity, and the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives and R&D subsidies. He currently coordinates the micro-based evidence research on innovation and technological change at UNU-MERIT and sits on various scientific/advisory committees (ZEW, Wissenschaftsstatistik gGmbH, IHERD programme at the OECD). He has done consulting work for the OECD, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, and various Canadian and European government departments.