Rong Dai joined the TMCD in September 2020 as a research officer. She works on the Valuation of Patents and Start-ups in the Pharmaceutical Industry (MED-VEST) project. She received her Ph.D. in development economics from the Graduate Institute (IHEID), where she conducted applied microeconomic studies.
The Valuation of Patents and Start-ups in the Pharmaceutical Industry (MED-VEST) project is the second phase of the Valuation of Early-Stage Technology Project (VEST) project. With an emphasis on medical inventions, MED-VEST project aims to develop both theoretical and empirical models of valuation of early-stage patents and start-ups in the pharmaceutical industry.