Educating Higher Education Students for Innovative
Economies: What International Data Tell Us

Francesco Avvisati, Gwenaël Jacotin, and Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin

About Authors


   Francesco Avvisati ( works at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He joined the OECD in 2010 to work on analysis, research and coordination of the Innovation Strategy for Education and Training Project, after completing a PhD at the Paris School of Economics. His doctoral research centred on the benefits of parental involvement programmes for school achievement and behaviour of middle school students. Prior to joining the OECD, Dr. Avvisati worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Paris School of Economics, at the French Ministry of Labour, and was a member of the “Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab — Europe”.


   Gwenaël Jacotin ( works at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Education and Skills. He joined the OECD in 2011 after completing a Masters’ degree in Economics at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), France. His Master’s research thesis looked at the effects of French zoning enrolment regulation on the success and drop out of students in their first year of university.


   Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin ( is a Senior Analyst and Project Manager at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He is responsible for two projects of the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI): “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. Before joining the OECD, he worked for 7 years as lecturer and researcher in Economics at the University of Paris-Nanterre and the London School of Economics. Dr. Vincent-Lancrin is a Marie Curie Fellow and a 2007 Fulbright New Century Scholar. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Paris-Nanterre (France).


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