Marit Undseth & Claire Jolly
Policy Analyst, OECD Space Forum & Head of Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
Marit Undseth has more than 12 years’ experience in public policy research and innovation. In the past seven years, she has been developing and analysing economic indicators for the space sector as well as evaluating space-related policies, especially as regards to innovation. She holds degrees in political science and public sector administration from London School of Economics and the College of Europe. She is the lead author of a key OECD paper on space sustainability and lead-editor / author of the forthcoming OECD publication Earth Orbits at Risks: The Economics of Space Sustainability. Claire Jolly is Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She is in charge of the OECD research and analysis on the economics and innovation dimensions of two important frontier domains: the ocean and the space environment. Many economic activities, as well as much science and innovation, are linked to the exploration and sustainable uses of the ocean and of the space environment. Claire Jolly has over twenty years of experience in business and policy analysis, supporting decision-making and strategic planning in public and private organisations in Europe and North America. She joined the OECD in 2003. She had authored and contributed to over fifty publications (books, reports, articles) focussing on the evolution and economic impacts of science- and technology-intensive sectors. Her background is in international economics (Univ. Versailles, Cornell University), engineering with a special interest in the space sector (ENSTA, Paris; ISU in Strasbourg). She is also alumna of the French Institute for Higher National Defence Studies in Paris (IHEDN) and of the Singularity University in Santa Clara, US.