Mariagrazia Squicciarini is Senior Economist – Head of Unit at the OECD Directorate for Science Technology and Innovation (STI). Mariagrazia’s work encompasses the changing determinants of growth and productivity; the economics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR); knowledge-based capital; global value chains; the digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence; job and skill dynamics; and the digital gender divide. She is responsible for the OECD Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA), which develops indicators and quantitative analysis in the area of industry dynamics, innovation and economic performance. Mariagrazia oversees the STI Microdata Lab initiative, combining a wide array of micro-level data for indicator and econometric analysis work in support of evidence-based policy making. She is responsible for the IPR-related data and analysis work carried out in STI and chairs the OECD-led IP Statistics Taskforce, which fosters coordination related to methodological, data and analysis work of IPR Offices worldwide. Mariagrazia holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Essex (UK). Among others, she had previous appointments at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI), the University of Essex (UK) and the European Commission-Joint Research Centre (IPTS, ES). She has published extensively and acts as a reviewer for international peer-review journals and governments.