I am Professor of Economics at GREThA - University of Bordeaux (France) and a long-standing affiliate of ICRIOS, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). I sit in the scientific committees of EPIP, Research Policy, Industrial &†Corporate Change, and the Revue d'…conomie Industrielle. For EPIP, I have organized the 12th Annual Conference in Bordeaux. 
My main research interests relate to knowledge creation and diffusion. More or less recent past activities concern innovation adoption, the geography of knowledge flows, as well as the role on Intellectual Property in academic science and the economics of academic science itself. In particular, a project dedicated to Academic Patenting in Europe was supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF; data on ESF-APE-INV). On the same topic, see also the KEINS database, which covers academic patenting in several countries (data and info available here). These experiences have led me to sit in the Third Mission Evaluation Committe of ANVUR, the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities &†Research.
Most recently, my interests have turned towards Migration and Innovation, with two projects supported by the Chaire d'Accueil of the Regional Council of Aquitaine and a Chaire Idex (ANR-IDEX-03-02). With colleagues from Bordeaux and other universities we are promoting conference special sessions and a Special Issue of Research Policy on this highly sensitive topic. 
I commute between Bordeaux and Milan, and I keep bicycles in both locations. Cycling is the fastest and cleanest way to move around the city, and deserves support. It is also a great outdoor activity. Foreign colleagues who love cycling and need advice during their stay in Milan or Bordeaux can take a look at my cycling tips and/or contact me at any time of the year.