Gaétan de Rassenfosse is Assistant Professor Tenure Track in Science & Technology Policy at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland). He joined the Institute of Technology and Public Policy at the College of Management of Technology in late 2014. Prior to that, he was a research fellow then a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne (Australia) from 2010 to 2014. He was affiliated with the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the Faculty of Business and Economics. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in 2010.
The overarching objective of Gaétan’s research is to provide the policy environment that best addresses the needs of the knowledge economy. This objective is met by providing sound empirical evidence on research questions related, e.g., to the patent system, to the measurement of intangible capital, and to the benchmarking of higher education systems to name but a few topics of interest. He has received research funding as a principal investigator from the U.S. NSF, the Swiss Network for International Studies, the Swiss National Science Foundation, among others.