Koen De Backer

Head of Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation at Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Koen De Backer is a Head of Division in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) of the OECD with special oversights for the steel and shipbuilding industries. His research has focused on the linkages between globalisation and STI in a broad sense, and their direct effects on government policy. He has worked on topics like global value chains, multinational enterprises, offshoring/outsourcing, R&D internationalisation, industrial policy, open innovation, entrepreneurship, structural business statistics and micro-data. He holds a PhD degree of the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and a Master of Business Administration degree of the K.U.Leuven/UCI (USA).