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Dr Bernard Musyck is an Associate Professor of Economics at UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences. He is also a Regional Economist. Before joining UCA, he served as an Associate Professor at the School of Economic Sciences and Administration at Frederick University (Cyprus) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Constance (Germany). 

Since 2016, he has been acting as Managing Director of the European Future Innovation System Centre located in Brussels, a think tank aiming to promote a better understanding of regional innovation systems. Dr Musyck has over 20 years of experience in academia and consultancy working on regional development and innovation policies in Europe. He has participated in a range of advisory work including regional innovation strategies, evaluations of European Union (EU) Structural Fund programmes, and the monitoring of innovation policy frameworks.

His research interests are in the field of local endogenous development, innovation policies, including the latest EU initiatives concerning Smart Specialisation Strategies and tourism. He has published over thirty scientific papers and monographs spanning his various fields of interest. His teaching experience includes introductory courses in Economics, European Economics (undergraduate) and innovation and global business modules at the graduate level. Dr Musyck is fluent in English, French, Dutch, and German and can converse in Greek. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a Master’s degree in the same discipline from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).