scientific advisory committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee is an external body that provides the Executive Committee with independent scientific advice in the implementation of the project activities. The committee is made up of 6 top-level experts in the field of innovation networks, globalisation and EU strategies.

Pol Antràs
is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Director of NBER International Trade and Organization Working Group, Faculty Associate at Weatherhead Center, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). 
Born in Spain in 1975, Pol was educated at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his PhD in Economics in 2003 with a thesis on firms, contracts, and trade structure. 
Past positions include: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006-2007), Research Assistant at MIT (1999-2002), and Research and Teaching Assistant at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1998-1999). He is Member of the Editorial Board, Review of International Economics and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, Revista de Economía Aplicada, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Investigaciones Económicas. [personal web page]

Dieter Ernst
is a senior fellow at the East-West Center (EWC) in the US. He co-chairs the advisory committee for the US Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to develop a new program on Innovation, business Institutions and governance in Asia and serves as international advisor for the Committee established by the Prime Minister's Science Advisor to set up a National Science Foundation for Malaysia. He is also scientific advisor to the UN University’s Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH), Maastricht, the Japan Foundation’s Globalization Project, Institute of Social Studies, University of Tokyo and the International Institute of Educational Planning, UNESCO. 
Dieter’s holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bremen, Germany. His previous affiliations include the OECD (as senior advisor), the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), University of California at Berkeley (as research director), the Center for Technology and Innovation (TIK) at the University of Oslo (as research professor), and the Copenhagen Business School (as professor of international management). 
Dieter’s research interests include global production networks and local capability clusters, determinants and impacts of innovation offshoring, industrial policy alternatives in the globalising economy, standards and Intellectual Property Rights in the information and communications technology industry. [personal web page]

Andrea Goldstein
is Deputy Director at the OECD, Heiligendamm Dialogue Process Support Unit, where he is in charge of the innovation and investment pillars of the political dialogue between the G8 and the G5 countries. 
At the OECD he was firstly at the Economics Department, then Senior Economist at the Development Centre and at the Directorate for Financial and Enterprises Affairs (Investment Division), dealing mostly with research projects on foreign investment policies for emerging and developing countries. Senior Investment Policy Officer at the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the World Bank Group, Andrea was tasked to manage projects aimed to assist Asian and African governments in enhancing sound policies towards foreign investors. 
Andrea received a Laurea in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He served also as Representative of the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the UK Department for International Development.

Björn Jindra
is researcher at the Halle Institute of Economic Research (part of the Leibniz Association) in Germany. He obtained his B.A. in European Studies and Economics from the University of Wolverhampton and his M.A. in Political Economy of Eastern Europe and Russia from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at University College London. He was awarded a Doctorate in Science and Technology Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex. Björn Jindra’s research focuses on location choice of multinational enterprises (MNEs), the internationalisation of R&D, and FDI spillover effects. At the Halle Institute of Economic Research he is leading a team of researchers that collects a cross-country micro-level datasets on the organisation of technological activities in MNEs (IWH-FDI-Micro database). 
He has co-authored two books on FDI, technology transfer, and networks dynamics in transition countries of the European Union (EU). His publications have appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business, the International Business Review, Contributions to Political Economy, and the Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement. He participated in research projects under the 5th and 6th EU Framework Programmes. He was part of the coordination team of the Strategic Targeted Research Project on “Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness in the Enlarging EU - Uknow” funded by the EU FP6. [personal web page]

Rajneesh Narula
is Professor of International Business Regulation and Director of the Centre for International Business and Strategy (CIBS) at the Reading University Business School, UK. 
He obtained his BEng (Electrical Engineering, with Honors) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria, his MBA from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, and his Doctorate in Management from Rutgers University, USA. He has previously held appointments at the Copenhagen Business School (2002-2004), University of Oslo (1998-2002), BI Norwegian School of Management (2000-2003), and the University of Maastricht (1993-1997). 
Rajneesh’s research and consulting focus the internationalization of innovation, R&D alliances, and the role of multinational firms in industrial development. He is the author or editor of 9 books, including Globalization and Technology, Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness (with John Dunning). His publications have appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Research Policy, and Management International Review. He is editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Development Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, and International Journal of Technological Learning. 
Before academia, Rajneesh worked as an Engineer in Nigeria and as a Planning Analyst at IBM Asia/Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong. He acts regularly as a consultant for UNCTAD, UNIDO, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD. [personal web page]

Peter Neary
is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College. He is also an Associate Member of Nuffield College Oxford and retains an association with University College Dublin where he was Professor of Political Economy from 1980 to 2006. At Oxford he teaches international trade at undergraduate (P.P.E.) and graduate (M.Phil.) levels, and convenes the Merton seminar in international trade. Born in 1950 in Drogheda, Ireland, 
Peter was educated at University College Dublin and Oxford, where he completed his D.Phil. in 1978. He has been a post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Princeton, Berkeley, Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, and the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He was editor of the European Economic Review from 1986 to 1990, President of the European Economic Association in 2002, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science - Section F (Economics) (2005), and Fellow of the Econometric Society (1987). He also played a leading role in establishing the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. 
His main research field is international trade theory, where he has worked on short to long-run adjustment, the economics of resource-rich economies (especially the "Dutch Disease"), trade and industrial policy, and the implications of imperfect competition (especially oligopoly) for trade and globalisation. He has also written on consumer theory (including rationing and index numbers), industrial organisation (including the economics of research and development), and macroeconomics (including international macro theory and Irish economic policy). [personal web page]