Claire Jolly

Claire Jolly is Head of the OECD Space Forum, in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. She has eighteen years of experience in policy and economic analysis, having worked for both public and private organisations in aerospace and defence in Europe and North America, before joining the OECD in 2003. Her background is in international relations / finance (MA. Versailles and Cornell University) and aerospace engineering (ENSTA), with an interest in technology transfers and space applications (MSc, ISU). She is also an alumna of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies in Paris (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale, IHEDN). The Space Forum was established by OECD to assist governments, space-related administrations and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the space sector, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance, innovation role and potential impacts for the larger economy (e.g. publication: “The Space Economy at a Glance”). In 2015, the Space Forum’s Steering Group includes ten members, nine national space agencies / official bodies in charge of space activities from OECD economies (NASA, CNES, DLR, ASI, KARI, UKSA…) and the European Space Agency.

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