Science & Society Seminar #7 with Reinhilde Veugelers and Andreu Mas-Colell

The webinar has successfully taken place. You will find the recording of the event here, as well as the presentations from Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell and Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers.


AERG is excited to invite you to our 7th "Science & Society" webinar with Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers and Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell, titled:

"What are the economic impacts of bottom-up and fundamental research? A view from economists"

The event will take place on 17 June 2024, 13:00 CEST online via Zoom and will be broadcast live. Make sure to register here.

In addition to the two speakers, a number of distinguished panellists will join the discussion

Prof Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers is a full professor at KULeuven (BE) at the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation.  She is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel (Brussels) since 2009 and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington DC), since 2020. She is also a CEPR Research Fellow, a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and of the Academia Europeana. From 2004-2008, she was on academic leave, as advisor at the European Commission (BEPA Bureau of European Policy Analysis).  She served on the ERC Scientific Council from 2012-2018 and on the EU-RISE Expert Group advising the commissioner for Research.  She is a member of VARIO, the expert group advising the Flemish minister for Innovation.    She is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of the journal Science and a co-PI on the Science of Science Funding Initiative at NBER.  

With her research concentrated in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science, she has authored numerous well cited publications in leading international journals.  Specific recent topics include novelty in science and technology development, global innovation value chains, young innovative companies, innovation for climate change, industry science links and their impact on firm’s innovative productivity, evaluation of research & innovation policy.  

Andreu Mas-Colell is currently Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Formerly he was Professor of Economics at Harvard University (1981-96), Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (1972-80) and Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2006-2010). He holds Honoris Causa Doctorates from the universities of Alacant, Toulouse, HEC (Paris), Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) and Chicago. He has received the Rey Juan Carlos Prize in Economics (1988), the Pascual Madoz (National Research Prize), (2006), and the Premio Fundación BBVA Fronteras del Conocimiento en Economía, Finanzas y Gestión de Empresas –shared with Hugo Sonnenschein- (2009) and lately the Econometric Society “Sonnenschein Service Prize” (2024. He has served as main Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Economics (1985-88), and of Econometrica (1988-92). 

Professor Mas-Colell is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its President in 1993. In 1997 he was elected International Member to the US National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. He has been a Sloan Fellow (1978-1980) and Guggenheim Fellow (1985-1986). Also, from 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. In the year 2006 he served as President of the European Economic Association. From 2000 to 2003 he was Minister for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia and President of the Advisory Scientific Committee of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (2005-2008). He served as General Secretary of the European Research Council (2009-2010) and Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia (2010-2015). In 2021 he was elected president of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Society. Currently he is chairman of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Banc de Sang i Teixits (Blood and Tissue Bank). 

A. Mas-Colell has written over 130 research papers on subjects ranging from abstract general equilibrium theory and the structure of financial markets to pricing policy for public firms. He is the author of The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author with M. Whinston and J. Green, of the graduate textbook Microeconomic Theory (Oxford University Press, 1994). 



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