April 22, 2013
Pierre Therrien is the Director of Market Structure and Framework Policy Analysis at Industry Canada. He is in charge of economic research in the fields of innovation, intellectual property and competition in the Canadian economy.
Over the past 12 years, Mr. Therrien has held various positions within Industry Canada where he has led several projects related to science and innovation investment and its impacts. Mr. Therrien also worked for two years at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, where he coordinated several projects to develop new policy-relevant indicators related to government support of Research and Development. In particular, he coordinated the 2010 OECD Innovation Strategy document, Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective.
Mr. Therrien holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal.