Pierre Mohnen is Professor of microeconometrics of technical change at Maastricht University, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (the Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center on Innovation and Technology of the United Nations University) and Associated Fellow at CIRANO (the Center for Interuniversity Research and the Analysis on Organizations). He is a regular visiting professor at foreign universities. He is currently associated research professor at ETH, Zürich and invited professor at Renmin University.
He was Professor of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) from 1984 to 2001, where during four years he directed the graduate program in economics. He has done consulting work for the OECD, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNICEF and various Canadian and European government departments. He has served for 15 years on the advisory committee on the statistics of science and technology at Statistics Canada. He currently sits on the scientific board of ZEW (Mannheim, Germany) and Wissenschaftsstatistik gGmbH (Essen, Germany), and on the advisory board of the IHERD Programme at the OECD. In 2010, he was the President of the EPIP (European Policy on Intellectual Property) association. Through the United Nations University he regularly lectures on the design and the evaluation of innovation policies in developing countries. At UNU-MERIT he coordinates the micro-based evidence research on innovation and technological change.
His research focuses on R&D, innovation, productivity, international trade, industrial organization and microeconometrics. He is currently involved in various projects related to the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives and R&D subsidies, complementarities in innovation policies, the effect of regulations on green innovation, the link between innovation and employment and innovation in developing countries.
Dr. Mohnen has an MA in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a PhD in economics from New York University.