Alistair Nolan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation,where he focuses on public policies to foster innovation. He is currently managing a project entitled “Enabling the Next Production Revolution”. He recently managed a two-year OECD project to assess the role of intangible assets in innovation and growth, leading to the book “Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation”. For a number of years he specialised in the assessment of all aspects of public policy towards entrepreneurship. He has also prepared OECD policy recommendations on business networks and enterprise clusters. He has also specialised in the evaluation of public policy.
For three years Mr.Nolan worked in the OECD’s Directorate for Education to develop a programme to provide objective measures of the skills of the adult populations across the OECD area (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies – PIAAC). Mr.Nolan also worked for two years managing a team of OECD analysts assessing the quality of the environment for direct investment in ten OECD non-member countries.
Prior to joining the OECD he worked as one of a small group of staff responsible for monitoring and evaluating the technical assistance programme of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.
Mr. Nolan holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in the Economics and Politics of Development, as well as post-graduate qualifications in corporate finance, financial economics, and studies in environmental economics and project finance.