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Beñat BILBAO-OSORIO Policy Officer, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels


1993-1997 B.Sc. Honours, Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Bilbao
1997-1998 Senior Honours, University of St. Andrews
1998-1999 M.Sc., European Studies, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve; Project Manager Assistant, CERRM - Centre Européen de Ressources sur la Reconversion et les Mutation, Brussels
1999-2000 Consultant, Strategy Division, Business and Government Competency Centre, Arthur Anderson, Bilbao
2000-2005 Ph.D., Economic Geography, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London
2001-2005 Teacher Assistant, LSE London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London
2002 Internship, DG RTD, European Commission, Brussels
2004 Ph.D. exchange programme, European University Institute, Florence; Internship, Social Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY
2005-2006 Programme implementation consultant, UNCTAD/WTO International Trade Centre, Geneva
2006 Senior consultant, Intrasoft International, Brussels
2007-2009 Economist, Science and Technology Policy Division; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2009-2011 Policy officer and economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
2011-2014 Senior Economist and Associate Director, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum, Cologny
2014-2015 Senior Economist, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
2015-2016 Regional Director for Latin America, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group, London
since 2016 Senior Economist; Team Leader, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels


Lead Editor for the European Commission: "The Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018 Report", European Commission, 2018
Thum-Thyssen A, Voigt P, Bilbao-Osorio B, Maier C and Ognyanova D: "Unlocking investment in Intangible Assets", Quarterly Report on the European Area, 2017
Bilbao-Osorio B: "The Economic Rationale for Public R&D and its funding", European Commission, 2017
Bilbao-Osorio B, Sala-i-Martin X, B, Blanke J, Crotti R, Drzeniek M, Geiger T: "The Global Competititveness Report 2015-2016", World Economic Forum, Cologny-Geneva, 2015


Regional Government of Biscay scholarship for Masters Studies 1998-1999
Basque Government PhD scholarship 2000-2004
LSE Research scholarship 2004-2005
Departmental award for "The best teaching assistant of the year 2005", LSE