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Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin - Project Manager

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Stephan Vincent-Lancrin is currently responsible of two CERI projects: Innovation Strategy for education and training ” and “The future of higher education ”. His current interests cover: the nature and level of education and skills that are in demand in innovative societies; the innovation ecology in education (including higher education); the measurement of innovation in education.

He has been working on various topics related to higher education, educational innovation, and their economic and social impacts, including the internationalisation and future of higher education, e-learning knowledge management,  the role of education and training in regional innovation systems (learning cities and regions) and New Millennium Learners (NML).

Stéphan has authored many articles and book chapters and edited several reports, including the recent OECD/CERI publications on Higher Education to 2030 (volume 1: demography; volume 2: globalisation), Cross-border tertiary education : a way towards capacity development , and Internationalisation and trade in higher education. Beyond internationalization, his publications cover a broad range of topics like gender inequality, demography, ICT, innovation, capacity building, or finance and provision of higher education.

Before joining the OECD, Stéphan has worked for 7 years as lecturer and researcher in economics at the University of Paris-Nanterre and the London School of Economics.

He is a Marie Curie Fellow and a 2007 Fulbright New Century Scholar. He holds a PhD in economics, a grande école diploma in management, and a master’s in philosophy.


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Telephone: 33-1 45 24 92 29


Mathias Bouckaert - Analyst


Mathias Bouckaert, a Belgian national, has joined the OECD on the 1st of September 2017 to work on the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training in the CERI team. Mathias holds a PhD in economics from the University of Versailles (FR) where he investigated the current and future evolutions of universities and the conditions for their assessment. In this context, he conducted several comparative and exploratory studies on the roles and modes of operation of tomorrow’s higher education institutions, as well as their implications for educational practices and policies. Afterwards, he returned to Brussels (BE) to work for an NGO towards the coordination and the evaluation of projects aiming to provide a free and universal access to education and culture through innovative forms of knowledge transmission.



Telephone: 33-1 45 24 19 22


Federico de Luca - Analyst 

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Federico de Luca is a Policy Analyst in the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training team since August 2017. As part of his work, he is responsible for the analysis in the project Assessing progression in creativity and critical thinking skills and for the work on indicators of innovation in education.

He joined the OECD in 2013 and previously worked at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) and at the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Federico holds a PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies from the University of Southampton (UK) and a MA and a BA in Social Statistics from the University of Padua (Italy). He has been a Research Assistant for the Universities of Barcelona (Spain), Chicago (US), Padua (Italy), Southampton (UK) and Venice (Italy), and he has published work on digital generations, the impact of new technologies on everyday life, the assessment of knowledge in health, energy and health care.



Telephone: 33-1 45 24 81 70


Ana Maria Echeverry - Intern 

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Ana is from Bogota, Colombia. She has receivd her BA in Economics in Rosario University in Bogota in 2017 and is currently doing a Master program in Public Policy and Development at Paris School of Economics. As part of her professional career, she has worked for a Latin American Development Bank in the Colombian credit projects division. She recently joined the CERI division, supporting the work on Measuring Innovation in Education as well as working on the upcoming report on Creativity and Critical Thinking, among others.

She has also spent one year in Toulouse, France, where she has learnt and practiced French. 



 Madeleine Gereke - Project Assistant  

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Madeleine is a project assistant in the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training project. She holds a MA in Political Science and International Relations from University of Stuttgart, Germany and Sciences Po Bordeaux, France. Before joining the OECD in 2016 she worked as legal assistant at CMA CGM as well as project assistant for European Union funded research projects at Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and has lived and worked in several countries.

Telephone: 33-1 45 24 95 85


Carlos González-Sancho - Analyst

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Carlos González-Sancho is a Policy Analyst in the OECD Centre for the Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) since 2012. As part of his work on the project Innovation Strategy for Education and Training, Carlos is responsible for the international CERI survey of longitudinal information systems and for analysis on the role of data in the innovation ecosystem in education. He is also involved in the project Assessing progression in creativity and critical thinking skills, where he co-designed research protocols and data collection instruments and supports national teams with the implementation. Carlos has also contributed to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on a temporary assignment, authoring the chapters on equity outcomes in the PISA 2015 report.

Carlos holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Oxford, a MA in Social Sciences from the Juan March Institute and a BA in Humanities from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and has been a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University. Before joining the OECD, he worked as a language and history teacher for several international study programmes and as a management consultant in London.



Telephone: 33-1 45 24 75 50


Gwénaël Jacotin - Statistician

Gwénaël Jacotin

Gwenael Jacotin is a statistician in the Directorate for Education and Skills. He currently works on the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training project. He is responsible for the data management and exploitation of the surveys on creativity and critical thinking skills and for statistical work on indicators of innovation in education. He holds a Master in Economics from Paris School of Economics (PSE) and a Master in Statistics from Paris 1 Sorbonne University. 

Telephone: 33-1 45 24 92 53 


Soumyajit Kar - Consultant 

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Soumyajit is a consultant in the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training team. He is completing his Master’s in International Economic Policy at Sciences Po Paris, focusing on Emerging Economies and Global Economic Policy. He holds an undergraduate degree with honours in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Education, development studies and the political economy are his principal areas of academic interest. He has a diverse background, with internships in consulting, fast growing start-ups and media houses. 



Telephone: 33-1 45 24 82 05


Joaquin Urgel - Consultant 

Joaquin Urgel

Joaquin Urgel is a consultant in the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training team. He holds a Master´s degree in Public Policy and Development from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). Prior to this, Joaquin completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics at TSE as well as a Master´s degree in Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) as an exchange student. He was previously an intern at the Ministry of Territorial Decentralization of Bolivia where he worked on taxation issues.





Reyer van der Vlies - Secondee from the Netherlands

Reyer van der Vlies

Reyer van der Vlies joined the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training project on 15 April 2019 as a Secondee from the Netherlands. He has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Education for almost seven years as a legal counsel. Among his subjects were data protection, state aid and teacher competencies. Furthermore he did projects with an emphasis on the ethics of policy making.

Reyer holds a PhD in Law from the University of Amsterdam, where he made an ethical and legal analysis of cultural entrepreneurship in Dutch cultural policy. He holds a Master of Laws in both Information Law (a.o. intellectual property and freedom of speech) and Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Amsterdam and in Legal Affairs in Government Administration at the Dutch Academy for Legislation and Government Lawyers. Before coming to the Ministry, Reyer worked for the Court of Amsterdam.




Quentin Vidal - Consultant


Quentin Vidal is a consultant in the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training team. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Development from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). Over the course of his studies, he completed two semesters of academic exchange at the Université du Québec À Montréal (Canada) and Vassar College (USA), where he studied economics, history and arts. Prior to joining the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, he was a teaching assistant in macroeconomics at TSE, and an intern at the Paris-Dauphine University as a research assistant on a project covering the French international trade during the 18th century.   




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