Mark Schankerman is Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics, and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, formerly taught at New York University, and was Research Associate at the NBER for ten years. He was Director of Policy Research and Advisor to the Chief Economist at the EBRD from 1995-2003, has worked at the World Bank on Africa, and has extensive consultancy experience in the private and public sectors. He is widely published in the areas of patents, innovation, university technology transfer, R&D and productivity, open source software, and emerging economies. His papers have appeared in many scientific journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the RAND Journal of Economics. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial Economics and was an Editor of several journals. His book, The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development (MIT Press, 2010, with Josh Lerner) was reviewed in The Economist (13 January 2011). In 2010-11 he served on the Panel of Experts for HMG Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.