Raffaele Trapasso is an economist and international civil servant concerned about skills policies, governance systems, higher education, and economic development. He currently works with the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities where he coordinates the Organisation’s work on Higher Education Innovate (www.heinnovate.eu). Trapasso published in peer-reviewed journals and, over the past decade, has co-authored several OECD reports focussing on skills policies, green economy, regional and urban development, and open government, among others. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Before joining the OECD he had served as a policy advisor to national and local governments. Trapasso holds a Ph.D. in economic policy from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, and a degree in economics from the University Federico II of Naples. A native of Catanzaro, Calabria, Raffaele is based in Paris, is married and father of two boys.