Senior economist at the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Mario Cervantes is a senior economist at the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation where he manages a working party of national experts responsible for developing policies to support research and innovation. He has 20 years of experience in the area of science and innovation policies and has published on a range of topics from technology incubators, academic patenting and start-ups, fiscal incentives to R&D, to the mobility of researchers and women in science. Currently he is working on innovation policies for transitioning towards a low carbon economy as a follow up to the COP21 agreement. Prior to the joining the OECD, he was a researcher in telecommunications policy at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York.