Dr Gaetan de Rassenfosse

Senior Research Fellow

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Contact details

Phone: +61 3 9035 4897
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111
Email: gaetand@unimelb.edu.au

Personal website


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


Gaetan is a Research Fellow (Level B) at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne). He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Universit libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, ECARES) in 2010 and has been a visiting fellow at INSEAD and the European Patent Office.

Research Interests

Gaetan's research aims at understanding the innovation process, all the way from the emergence of inventions to their obsolescence. It covers the fields of economics and management and mostly takes an empirical dimension. Gaetan's research has a strong public policy focus, and has been published in journals such as Research Policy and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

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Selected Publications / Papers

'The worldwide count of priority patents: A new indicator of inventive activity', Research Policy, forthcoming (with H. Dernis, D. Guellec, L. Picci and B. van Pottelsberghe)

'The role of fees in patent systems: Theory and evidence', The Journal of Economic Surveys, forthcoming (with B. van Pottelsberghe)

'How SMEs exploit their intellectual property assets: Evidence from survey data', Small Business Economics, 39(2), 437-452, 2012

'On the price elasticity of demand for patents', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 74(1), 58-77, 2012 (with B. van Pottelsberghe)

'A policy insight into the R&D-patent relationship', Research Policy, 38(5), 779-792, 2009 (with B. van Pottelsberghe)

'The R&D-patent relationship: An industry perspective', European Investment Bank Papers, 14(1), 170-195, 2009 (with J. Danguy and B. van Pottelsberghe)

'Per un pugno di dollari: A first look at the price elasticity of patents', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 23(4), 588-604, 2007 (with B. van Pottelsberghe)