Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Symposium on the New Geography of Innovation and the Impact of the Economic Crisis (Paris, 19-20 January 2012)

 

Held at the

OECD Conference Center
Paris, France

 

Context | Format | Agenda | Contact 

 

Co-organisers: The Growth Dialogue | The World Bank Institute

 

Context

Innovation is central to both economic growth and economic progress. In the current environment of lagging growth, the search for and management of innovation preoccupies many of us. The innovation landscape has been changing dramatically and, with the advent of new players, the exchange of experience on innovation systems, the diffusion of scientific and technical know-how, and the role of public policy in the furtherance of smart and effective R & D are all poignantly relevant.

 

 

Format and objective

The symposium will gather a group of prominent experts and policy makers from all around the world. They will deliberate on various aspects of innovation policy and its link to economic growth, review country experiences, and, hopefully, converge on a few key lessons for the global economy and for countries that are critical for continued globalization.

 

Participants will include policymakers, academics, and experts on the topic of innovation. They are coming from a wide range of countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, the United States, and Vietnam. 

 

The Symposium will be held at the OECD headquarters in Paris and organized by the Growth Dialogue in cooperation with OECD and the World Bank Institute. 

 

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Agenda (PDF version)

 

Opening session

  • Richard A. Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue, Professor of International Business, George Washington University, United States

 

Session 1. The Links Between Innovation and Economic Growth: Recent Evidence

 

Moderator

  • Giuseppe Nicoletti, Head, Structural Policy Analysis Division, OECD

Lead Speaker:

  • Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University, United States (Presentation)

Comments:

  • David Bartolini, Regional Studies Division, OECD
  • Symposium Participants

 

Session 2. New Landscape of Innovation in the Context of the Economic Crisis: Short and Long Term Developments for Business and for Government

 

Moderator

  • Dominique Guellec, Head, Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD

Lead Speaker:

  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business,  KULeuven; Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium (Presentation)

Comments:

  • Caroline Paunov, Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD (Presentation)
  • Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue

 

Session 3. Recent Country Experiences: Lessons from East Asia and Latin America

 

Moderator

  • Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue, Professor of International Business, George Washington University, United States

Presenters:

  • Maria Piedad Velasco, National Planning Department, Colombia (Presentation)
  • Ki-Wan Kim, Korea Development Institute, Republic of Korea (Presentation)
  • Gonzalo Bernat, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina
  • Tran Ngog Ca, National Council for Science of Technology, Vietnam

Comments:

  • Gernot Hutschenreiter, Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD (Presentation)

 

Session 4. New Entrants to the Innovation Engine: Lessons from China, India and Brazil

 

Chair:

  • Oh-Seok Hyun, President, Korea Development Institute

Lead Speaker:

  • Carl Dahlman, Henry R. Luce Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, United States (Presentation)

Comments:

  • Lead Country Experts:
  • Marcos de Souza, Secretariat for Innovation, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil
  • GAO Shi-Ji, Development Research Center of the State Council, China


Session 5. Policy Challenges for Innovation Systems in Times of Budgetary Stringencies

 

Moderator

  • Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue, Professor of International Business, George Washington University, United States

Lead Speaker:

  • Dominique Guellec, Head, Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD (Presentation)
  • Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue

Panelists:

  • Mu Rongping, CAS Center for Innovation and Development, China (Presentation)
  • Jorge Arbache, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil
  • Ben Martin, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

 

Session 6. Implications of the New Geography for Global Innovation and Growth

 

Discussion Leader:

  • Dominique Guellec, Head, Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD
  • Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue

Panelists:

  • Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University, United States
  • Lee Yee Cheong, Governing Board, International Science and Technology Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation, UNESCO
  • Maria Piedad Velasco, Director, National Planning Department, Colombia
 

Session 7. Final Discussion, Preliminary Conclusions and Discussion of the Post-Meeting Document, follow-up Steps for OECD and The Growth Dialogue

 

Moderators:

  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  • Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue, Professor of International Business, George Washington University, United States

 

Closing Remarks

Ambassador Kyung Wook Hur, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to OECD

 

Contact information

For additional information, please contact sti.conferences@oecd.org

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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