Short biography

Dominique Foray is a full professor at the EPF Lausanne, where he heads the Chair of Economics and Management of Innovation. His research focuses on the microeconomics of innovation, of knowledge and of related institutions. He joined the National Center for Scientific Research CNRS (Lyon), was a professor at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, research director at CNRS and principal analyst at the OECD.

Between 2007 and 2010, he chaired the European Commission’s Knowledge for Growth expert group, and since then has widely contributed to the development of the EU smart specialisation policy concept, of which he is the author. Between 2012 and 2015, he was the foreign member of the German Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI), which advises the German Federal Chancellery directly, and has recently served on the Expert Group for the first Swiss National Report on Research and Innovation.

Between 2007 and 2015, he was a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (division IV) and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Economic Institute (ETHZ/KOF).

Dominique Foray has been a member of the Swiss Science Council since 2016.

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Prof. Dr. Dominique Foray
Chaire d’Economie et Management de l’Innovation
Collège du Management
ODY. Station 5, EPFL
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 21 693 00 35
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