Aurélien Fichet de Clairfontaine has developed expertise in policy evaluation with a particular interest in regional, innovation and trade policy. He applies a range of quantitative methods of analysis such as semantics, social network analysis, econometric/statistical analysis and benchmarking studies. He contributes to evaluations, impact assessment and studies for international, European and national public bodies.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Aurélien worked at the International Economics institute of the WU WIEN in Vienna, Austria. During this time, he published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals where he analysed patterns and determinants of international trade flows as well as trade balances responses to changes in exchange rates and national fiscal rules. Previously, Aurélien worked as a project collaborator at the Innovation Systems & Policy department of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) where he performed an evaluation of the fifth Framework Program and developed new approaches to social network construction.
Aurélien obtained his undergraduate diploma in Economics from the Université de Rennes 1, in France and then pursued his Master and Doctoral studies at the Karl-Franzens Universität Graz and Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. He is fluent in English, French, German and has some knowledge of Italian.