Lea Samek is an Economist at the OECD in the Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate. Her work encompasses a wide array of innovation and industry-policy related topics including knowledge-based capital, the link between innovation and productivity, resilience of global value chains, jobs and skills in the digital transformation and the diffusion of Artificial Intelligence. She is also a Research Associate at the UK Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). Prior to joining the OECD as a Young Professional, Lea worked as an Economist at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and as a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, researching human capital, productivity and their measurement in the context of the modern economy. She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London.