About the keynote speaker
Dr. Nicholas Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and the Director of both the Center for International Science and Technology Policy and of the graduate program in International Science and Technology Policy at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Professor Vonortas’ teaching and research interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in science and technology policy. He specializes on strategic partnerships, innovation networks, technology transfer, technology and competition policy, and the appraisal of the economic returns of R&D programs. He has published widely on these issues. Professor Vonortas holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Economics from New York University (USA), a M.A. in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Athens (Greece).