Pierre Mohnen

Professorial Fellow

  • Pierre Mohnen
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    + 31 (0)43 388 4400
    Belgium and Canada

    Research Interests

    • Applied Econometrics
    • Economics of production
    • Productivity and innovation


    Ph.D., Economics, New York University
    M.A., Economics, Catholic University of Louvain

    Biographical Statement

    Pierre Mohnen is Professor of the Microeconometrics of Technical Change at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Maastricht University and Professorial Fellow at the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He has an M.A. in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He was Professor of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) from 1984 to 2001, where he still holds an adjunct professor position. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Paris I, Lyon II, Hong Kong, at the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE), and a Visiting Researcher at CentER (Tilburg University), Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST), and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). Pierre Mohnen is also a Fellow at CIRANO, the Center for Interuniversity Research and the Analysis on Organizations.

    His research areas are the economics of production, applied econometrics, productivity and innovation. In the past he has estimated private and social rates of return on R&D, compared productivity performances across countries, in particular the role of R&D, investigated the determinants of innovation, of the proximity between private and public research institutions, and of total factor productivity growth. On the policy side, he does work on the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives and of direct support measures towards innovation. He is presently working on projects relating to structural models linking R&D to productivity via innovations, linking competition and productivity, complementarities in innovation policies, the economics of intellectual property rights, and the estimation of informational rents in public contracts.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Raymond, Wladimir, Pierre Mohnen, Franz Palm & S. van der Loeff, 2010, Persistence of innovation in Dutch manufacturing: Is it spurious?, Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(3), 495–504
    • Goedhuys, Micheline, Norbert Janz & Pierre Mohnen, 2008, What drives productivity in Tanzanian manufacturing firms: technology or business environment?, European Journal of Development Research, 20, 199-218
    • Goedhuys, Micheline, N. Janz, Jacques Mairesse & Pierre Mohnen, 2008, Micro evidence on innovation and development (MEIDE): an introduction, European Journal of Development Research, 20, 167-171
    • Flambard, Véronique, Pierre Lasserre & Pierre Mohnen, 2007, Snow Removal Auctions in Montreal: Costs, Informational Rents, and Procurement Management, Canadian Journal of Economics-Revue Canadienne d’Economique, 40(1), 245-277
    • Mohnen, Pierre, Jacques Mairesse & M.J. Dagenais, 2007, Innovativity: A comparison across seven European countries, Economics of Innovation and New Technologies, 15: 4-5, pp. 391-413
    • Sikdar, C., Thijs. ten Raa, Pierre Mohnen & D. Chakraborty, 2006, Bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh: A general equilibrium approach, Economic Systems Research, 18:3, pp. 257-280
    • Raymond, Wladimir, Pierre Mohnen, Franz Palm & S. Schim van der Loeff, 2006, An empirically-based taxonomy of Dutch manufacturing: Innovation policy implications, De Economist, 154:1, 85-105
    • Mohnen, Pierre & Lars-Hendrik Roeller, 2005, Complementarities in Innovation Policy, European Economic Review, 49, 1431-1450
    • Mairesse, Jacques & Pierre Mohnen, 2005, The importance of R&D for innovation: a reassessment using French survey data, Journal of Technology Transfer, 30(1-2), 183-197
    • Mohnen, Pierre & Catherine Hoareau, 2003, What Type of Enterprise Forges Close Links with Universities and Government Labs? Evidence from CIS 2, Managerial and Decision Economics, 24(2-3), 133-145
    • Mohnen, Pierre & Pierre Therrien, 2003, How innovative are Canadian firms compared to some European firms? A comparative look at innovation surveys, Technovation, 23(4), 359-369
    • Mohnen, Pierre & Pierre Therrien, 2002, How innovative are Canadian firms compared to some European firms? A comparative look at innovation surveys, Technovation, 2002-2003