Dirk Pilat is a Research Fellow of The Productivity Institute, an Associate Researcher at the Valencia Institute of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Lisbon Council. Until recently, he worked at the OECD, most recently as Deputy Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, with the responsibility to manage OECD analysis and policy advice for over 40 OECD and partner countries in areas such as innovation and technology policy, entrepreneurship, digital economy, productivity, global value chains and green innovation. He is currently a member of the UK Productivity Commission and was also a member of Ireland’s National Competitiveness and Productivity Council.
Dirk has a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen (1993) and has been published in a range of journals including Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, the Journal of Development Economics, the Review of Income and Wealth, the Review of Economics and Statistics, OECD Economic Studies and the International Productivity Monitor.
He is researching Policy analysis of innovation, digital economy, green innovation and productivity at The Productivity Institute.