Benedicte Callan joined the LBJ of Public Affairs research team as a Sid Richardson Fellow for innovation and health policy and as a research affiliate of the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) in the fall of 2009.
Previously, Callan worked for 12 years at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where she served in a number of capacities, most recently as Head of the Biotechnology Unit which focuses on the development and diffusion of innovative biotechnologies in a broad range of industrial sectors. She has also been Principal Administrator for Health, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary General charged with overseeing OECD work on development and the environment, and an Administrator for science and technology policy. At the OECD, Callan gained practical experience in building international consensus on good policy practice in a broad range of science, innovation and economic policy issues.
Callan’s most recent publications focus on health and innovation policy in OECD countries and on challenges to meeting global health goals. Over 2009-2010, she will work on a project about policies, which support knowledge networks and markets for biomedical data. Prior to the OECD, Callan was a Fellow for Political Economy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Callan received her PhD from the University of California-Berkley in Political Science in 1995 and her BA from Yale University in Biology and East Asian Studies.
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, addresses health and social policy concerns by conducting policy research, educating students and practitioners to become future leaders, and providing a forum for debate and dialogue among today’s foremost policymakers and scholars about critical health and social policy issues.
New Medicines for Infectious Diseases: The Development Dimension series, Paris: OECD, 2009.
Bénédicte Callan, Emerging Research Models for Health Innovation, Paris: OECD, forthcoming.
Bénédicte Callan, Susanne Huttner, Iain Gillespie and Barbara Slater, “The Noordwijk Medicine’s Agenda: a model for changing innovation for neglected and emerging infectious diseases,” Fostering Innovation for Global Health: Global Forum Update on Research for Health, Vol. 5, pp.120-123, 2008.
Bénédicte Callan and Iain Gillespie, “The Path to New Medicines,” Nature Review, 13 September 2007, Vol. 449, pp.164-165.
Bénédicte Callan and Iain Gillespie, “Biobanks: From Health Protection to Data Protection,” OECD Observer, December 2003, No. 240/241, pp. 35-36.
Benedicte Callan and Mario Cervantes, Turning Science into Business: Patenting and Licensing at Public Research Organisations. Paris: OECD, 2003.
OECD, Benchmarking Industry-Science Relationships, Paris: OECD, 2002.
Bénédicte Callan and R. Steven Crespi, Genetic Inventions, Licensing Practices and Intellectual Property Rights: Evidence and Policies. Paris: OECD, 2002.
Benedicte Callan and Kees van Gool, eds. Biotechnology and Healthy Ageing: Research and Policy Issues. Paris: OECD 2002.
Benedicte Callan and Mario Cervantes. “Chapter 6: Patenting and Licensing in Public Research Organizations,” DSTI Outlook 2002. Paris, OECD (2002).
“Managing Intellectual Property Rights from Public Research,” Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Knowledge Based Economy, Industry Canada & Center for Innovation Law and Policy, 2002.
“SME Innovation in a Global Economy,” Enhancing SME Competitiveness: The OECD Bologna Ministerial Conference, paper prepared with Jean Guinet, OECD: Paris, 2001.
"Managing IPR in a Knowledge Based Economy: Bioinformatics," contribution to the European Commission Workshop Report “Managing IPR in a knowledge-based economy - Bioinformatics and the influence of public policy,” Brussels: European Commission, September 10-11, 2001.
Editor, Fostering High Tech Spin-offs: a public strategy for innovation (Stimuler l’Essaimage des entreprises de haute technologie: un atout pour l’innovation), OECD STI Review, Issue No. 26, 2001.
Benedicte Callan, “Generating Spin-offs: Evidence from Across the OECD” and “The New Spin on Spin-offs,” in Fostering High Tech Spin-offs: a public strategy for innovation (Stimuler l’Essaimage des entreprises de haute technologie: un atout pour l’innovation), OECD STI Review, Issue No. 26, 2001.
“Managing Intellectual Property Rights from Public Research: Background Paper,” unpublished paper by Bénédicte Callan and Mario Cervantes for the Workshop on the Management of Intellectual Property Rights from Public Research,” OECD, Paris, December 2000.
“Analytic Report on High Tech Spin-Offs,” official OECD document for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology Policy, DSTI/STP/TIP(2000)7, June, 2000.
Benedicte Callan, “Global Navigation Satellite Systems and the IT Infrastructure,” Information Technology Outlook 2000, OECD, Paris, 2000.
“Globalization of Industrial R&D: Policy Implications,” official OECD document for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology Policy, DSTI/STP/TIP(98)4, June, 1998.
“Commercialization of Government Funded Research,” official OECD document for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology Policy, DSTI/STP/TIP(98)12, November, 1998.
“Finding the Fault Lines -- What Remains of National Differences in IPRs?” Korea-US Science Cooperation Center’s seminar on Intellectual Property Rights in Seoul, Korea, June 23, 1998.
Pirates on the High Seas: Why we care about global intellectual property rights and what we can do about them, Study Group Report, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, February, 1998.
“The Potential for Transatlantic Cooperation in Intellectual Property in Asia,” in Richard Steinberg, ed., Partners or Competitors: The Prospects for US-European Cooperation on Asian Trade, Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.
“US and European Efforts to Enhance IP Protection in Asia: A Logic in Cooperation,” IP Asia, November 1997, pp. 35-38.
“Superbugs and Hazardous Waste: The Science, Regulation, and Business of Bioremediation in Europe and the United States.” Paper for the Center for West European Studies, UC Berkeley, October, 1995.
“Who Gains from Genes? A Study of National Innovation Strategies in the Globalizing Biotechnology Markets,” Ph.D. Thesis, U.C. Berkeley, 1995.