Head of Economic Analysis, Statistics and Multi-level Governance Division
Rudiger Ahrend is the Head of the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities. He has been supervising numerous projects on regional and urban development, including thematic research on productivity and growth in cities and regions and reviews of economic trends and policies in major metropolitan agglomerations. Prior to his work on regional and urban policies, he has worked as a Senior Economist in the OECD’s Economic Department. He has published widely, both in academic journals and newspapers.