Ezequiel Tacsir is a Specialist at the Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Before joining the IDB, Ezequiel was part of UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands. His work experience includes responsibilities at the Direction of National Accounts of the Ministry of Economy and at ProsperAr, the Argentine Investment Development Agency; as a consultant for several public agencies and international organizations and research in both public and private organizations in the area of science, technology and innovation policy. Before joining UNU-MERIT in 2005, Ezequiel Tacsir studied Economics at the Buenos Aires University (UBA) and followed postgraduate studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Management at the General Sarmiento National University (UNGS) in Argentina and PhD studies at UNU-MERIT. Ezequiel had visiting stages in BETA, Universite Louis Pasteur, and at both Redes, an associated center for the National Research Council (CONICET) and UNGS in Argentina.