Bruno van Pottelsberghe has been Dean of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM), at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since April 2011. He is Full Professor and, as holder of the Solvay S.A. Chair of Innovation, he teaches courses on the economics and management of innovation and intellectual property. His research, which focuses on patent systems, the valuation of patents, and science and technology policies, has been published in several international scientific journals, including Research Policy, the Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Industrial and Corporate Change. His research is essentially applied and has the particularity of being frequently inspired by his professional experience. Papers on academic patenting and technology transfer offices were inspired by his position as chair of the ULB’s Technology Transfer Committee since 2004. The papers on patent systems were stirred by his experience as Chief Economist of the European Patent Office in Munich, from 2005 to 2007. The papers on the effectiveness of science and technology policies were triggered by his professional experience at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) in Paris, from 1997 to 1999. His work on international and interindustry R&D spillovers was ignited by his visiting research position at the Research Institute of the Mistry of External Trade and Industry Research Institute (METI/RI) in Tokyo in 1995. Bruno van Pottelsberghe held Visiting Professor/Researcher positions at Columbia University (NYC, 1996), Stellenbosch University (Cape Town, 2003), Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, 2003). As Dean of the SBS-EM he initiated and chairs the QTEM Master network (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management), a global network of universities and companies focusing on analytical techniques applied to economics and business.
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