Mark Schankerman

Mark Schankerman

Scholar Title:

Professor of Economics

Department of Economics Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research Research

Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Colleges / Universities: London School of Economics and Political Science


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Mark Schankerman is Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics, Research Associate at the Centre for Economics Performance (LSE) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University, formerly taught at New York University, and was a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for ten years. From 1995-2003 he served as Director of Policy Research and Advisor to the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He also worked at the World Bank and has extensive consultancy experience in the private and public sectors. He has contributed extensively to the literature on patents, R&D, productivity and the economics of emerging economies.

He is currently an editor of the Economics of Transition, Associate Editor of the Rand Journal of Economics, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Economics. He is a member of the Expert Panel advising the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, commissioned by the UK Government.


Ph.D. Economics Harvard University

M.A. Economics Harvard University

B.A. Economics Brandeis University, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa