Hugo Hollanders is a Senior Researcher at UNU-MERIT. Before joining the (then) MERIT institute in 1992, he worked as a researcher at Statistics Netherlands (National Accounts division).
His research interests include growth theory, the measurement of Science, Technology & Innovation, composite indicators, and economics of regional innovation. Current and past research focuses on innovation and S&T statistics..
He is a member of the Netherlands Observatory of Science and Technology (NOWT) and of the Advisory Steering Committee for the South-African Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII).
He has been a member of the 2007 EC Expert Group on Innovation in Services, of NESTA’s expert group for the UK innovation index, and of the 2010 EC High-Level Panel on the Measurement of Innovation. He has done consultancy work for the EC, OECD, UNESCO, UNIDO and national governments.