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Symposium on Innovation and Inclusive Growth 20-21 March 2014 Biographies


March 20th-21st, 2014

Paris, France


Dr. Natalia Agapitova - Coordinator for the Development Marketplace

Program, World Bank. Dr. Natalia Agapitova is the Coordinator for the

Development Marketplace Program at the World Bank. She has worked

extensively with operational and analytical aspects of innovation and social entrepreneurship since 1997, including twelve years at the World Bank.

During her work at the World Bank, Natalia has played a key role in advising countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America and South Asia on how to build science, technology and innovation capacity. Natalia also worked on a broad range of issues related to capacity development and results agenda, and is one of the main authors of the Capacity Development and Results Framework that is used by World Bank teams and clients for design and M&E of capacity development programs. Natalia has recently joined the new Innovation Department at WBI as coordinator of the Innovation Policy Program. She has published numerous papers on economic development. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Poitiers.

Dr. Eduardo Bitran – Professor of Science and Engineering, University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. Dr. Eduardo Bitran currently serves as Director of Development at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University Adolfo Ibáñez. In addition to his role as professor at the University Adolfo Ibáñez, Bitran performs consulting work for the World Bank, the Inter- American Development Bank, the IMF and OECD Dialogue on Growth as well as innovation policy issues, regulation, finance and private investment infrastructure. Between 2006 and 2008 he was Minister of Public Works of Chile. Previously, he was CEO of Fundación Chile. Upon his job as Secretary of State, the then President Michelle Bachelet appointed him Chairman of the National Innovation Council of Chile. Bitran is also the principal investigator for Infrascope (Economist Intelligence Unit's index of private investment in infrastructure in Latin America). He has served on the board of numerous public and private companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.

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Dr. Danny Leipziger - Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue and Professor of International Business, George Washington University, School of Business, Washington D.C. Dr. Leipziger is former Vice President of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (2004–09) at the World Bank. Over the course of his 28-year career at the World Bank, he has held management positions in the East Asia Region and the Latin America and Caribbean Region as well as in the World Bank Institute. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Leipziger served in senior positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State. He has also been a Vice Chair of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010). He has published widely on topics of development economics and finance, industrial policy, and banking, including books on Korea, Chile, and East Asia and recent volumes: Globalization and Growth (with Michael Spence) and Stuck in the Middle (with Antonio Estache) and the most recent – Ascent after Decline: Re-growing Global Economies after the Great Recession (with Otaviano Canuto). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.

Dr. Joaquim Oliveira Martins - Head of Division, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD. Dr. Joaquim Oliveira Martins is the Head of the OECD Regional Development Policy Division.

Current projects cover the determinants and distribution of regional growth, regional innovation, urban development and green growth and multi-level governance. He is the former Head of the Structural Economic Statistics Division, focusing on Trade & Globalization indicators, Productivity measurement and Business statistics. Previously, he was Senior Economist at the Economics Department heading projects on the Economics of Education, Aging and Growth, and Health Systems. He was also Head of Desk for emerging markets, where he was in charge of the first Economic Surveys of Brazil, Chile and several transition countries.

Other OECD projects include monographs on Competition, Regulation and Performance and Policy Response to the Threat of Global Warming. He was also Research Fellow at the CEPII (Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales, Paris). He is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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Dr. Pierre Mohnen – Professor, UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology. Dr. Pierre Mohnen is Professor of Microeconometrics of Technical Change at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Maastricht University and Professorial Fellow at the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). His research areas are the economics of production, applied econometrics, productivity and innovation. In the past he has estimated private and social rates of return on R&D, compared productivity performances across countries, in particular the role of R&D, investigated the determinants of innovation, of the proximity between private and public research institutions, and of total factor productivity growth. On the policy side, he does work on the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives and of direct support measures towards innovation. He is presently working on projects relating to structural models linking R&D to productivity via innovations, linking competition and productivity, complementarities in innovation policies, the economics of intellectual property rights, and the estimation of informational rents in public contracts. He holds an M.A. in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.

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Dr. Jaideep Prabhu – Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise, Cambridge University. Dr. Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Cambridge University. In addition to his professorial Duties, Dr. Prabhu is the Director of the Centre for India and Global Business. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the International Journal of Research in Marketing Science and the Journal of Management Studies, and a member of the senior advisory board of the European Journal of Marketing. He has consulted with or taught executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann AG, British Telecom, the UK's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), EDS, Egg, IBM, ING Bank, Laird, the NHS, Nokia, Oce Copiers, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone and Xerox among other organisations in Colombia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and US. He has been interviewed by or has had his work profiled on BBC News 24, The New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, The Financial Times, Le Monde, The Times, The Times of India, The Economic Times, Anglia News, The Asian Age, The Deccan Chronicle, The Statesman, The Calcutta Telegraph, Exec Digital and elsewhere. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California

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Dr. Rongping Mu – Director-General of the Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Rongping Mu is the director-general and professor at the Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), director-general of the CAS Centre for Innovation and Development, editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Research Management (an academic bimonthly). Additionally, he is also the collaborating editor of Science Technology & Society (bi-annually, published by SAGE), Vice President and Secretary-General of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society (CHIPS) and Vice President of the Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy Research. Dr. Mu has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, and drafted some documents concerning the National Innovation Policies and the 11th Five Year Plan for National Capacity-building for Innovation. He has published one book entitled Technology Transfer from Germany to China: Case Studies on Chinese Carmakers and Parts Suppliers in English, and several books concerning Technology Foresight towards 2020 in China. He has led more than 20 research projects entrusted or financed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), CAS, and EU commission. His research interests include S&T & Innovation Policy, Technology Foresight, R&D Management, and Competitiveness of High-Tech industry. Dr. Rongping Mu holds a Ph.D. degree (2001) from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

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