Economic researchers

A team of economists with extensive experience in economic research and advanced statistical methods.

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Andrew A. Toole

Chief Economist

Dr. Andrew Toole is the Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Dr...
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Nicholas Rada

Deputy Chief Economist

Nicholas Rada is the Deputy Chief Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prior to joining the USPTO, Nicholas conducted research at the U.S...
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Gerard Torres

Senior Economist

Gerard Torres is a Senior Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Since joining the USPTO, he has forecast the agency’s revenue and helped...
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Richard D. Miller

Senior Economist

Richard Miller is a Senior Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His current projects focus on empirical study of U.S. patent examination data...
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Julian Kolev

Economist

Julian Kolev is an economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). His current research focuses on the drivers of innovation and technological change...
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Michelle Saksena

Economist

Michelle Saksena is an Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her current research interests delve into the economic impacts of inclusivity...
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Nicholas Pairolero

Economist

Nicholas A. Pairolero is an Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His research interests include the economics of innovation, intellectual property...