Dominique Foray is the Director of the "Chaire en Economie et Management de l'Innovation". He is currently vice-chairman of the expert group "Knowledge for Growth", a group of prominent economists created to advise Commisioner J. Potocnik. He is also a member of the National Research Council, the Advisory Board of the Swiss Economic Institute and the WEF's Global Agenda Councils. He serves as the 2009-President of the European Policy for Intellectual Property association.
Between 2004 and 2008 Foray was the Dean of the "Collège du Management de la Technologie". Before joining EPFL, he was a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and a Professor at the Institut pour le Management de la Recherche et de l'Innovation of the University of Paris-Dauphine; he was then a Principal Analyst at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development from 2000 to 2004.
Foray research interests include all topics and issues related to the economics and management of technology, knowledge and innovation at both the micro and macro levels. This broad field covers the economics of science and technology with a particular focus on high tech sectors, the management of large-scale technological projects, international comparisons of institutions, and systems of innovation within the context of the new economy. Intellectual property and competition policies, information technology and the new economy, capital market and entrepreneurship, national systems of innovation are fields of high relevance for his research.
Foray is recognized as one of the leading academic experts in the economics of innovation and knowledge and economic policy implications of the new knowledge-based economy.