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, of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP), and of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. He is currently the Director of the IISTP and the MA program on International Science & Technology Policy. His areas of expertise are economics of technological change; industrial organization; and science and technology policy.
Professor Vonortas currently holds a ‘São Paulo Excellence Chair’ in Technology and Innovation Policy at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), State of São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Leading Research Fellow at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russian Federation. He is a Visiting Professor at the Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, Republic of China. He also serves as a member of the Innovation Policy Forum of the U.S. National Academies of Science.
His teaching and research interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in technology and innovation policy and strategy. He specializes on strategic partnerships/innovation networks, investment under uncertainty, technology transfer, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, and R&D program evaluation. He has published widely on these issues.
Professor Vonortas is editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy.