Dr. Daniel Vertesy

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection

Daniel Vertesy is an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT and a researcher at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy. His current research activities cover the development and analysis of indicators to measure territorial performance in scientific and technological research and innovation, as well as to understand the relationship between innovation and job creation in high-growth enterprises and scale-up firms.
His PhD thesis "Interrupted Innovation: Emerging economies in the structure of the global aerospace industry", written under the supervision of Prof. Eddy Szirmai, was defended successfully on 30 September 2011. Daniel completed the PhD Programme "Innovation Studies and Development" at UNU-MERIT, which he joined in 2006. He graduated at the Corvinus University of Budapest in International Studies (2005), where he also joined the PhD Programme in International Relations at the Department for World Economy. He participated in various doctoral training programmes, including DIMETIC at Beta in Strasbourg, Maastricht and Pécs, the Central European University in Budapest and the Globelics Academy at ISEG/UTL in Lisbon. He has taught Master and Bachelor level courses at the Corvinus University of Budapest and Maastricht University, and has experience in problem based learning.
His research interests cover the broad issues of innovation and development, and with special interest in the aerospace manufacturing industry in emerging economies (Brazil, China, Argentina, Indonesia, Singapore, India and South Korea) and on long-term sectoral innovation system dynamics. He has conducted in-depth field research in China and Brazil and has compiled a comparative global aerospace production database encompassing nearly 50 countries and 50 years.
Other topics of interest include innovation, science and technology policy, higher education and science and technology in international relations.