Dirk Czarnitzki is Professor of Industrial Organization and Strategy at K.U.Leuven (Belgium). His research interests are mainly in the field of the economics of innovation with a focus on applied microeconometrics. The lines of research address topics such as the evaluation of public innovation policies, corporate governance and innovation, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as the economics of science. Dirk's work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters, the Review of Industrial Organization, Research Policy, the Journal of Productivity Analysis, Economics of Transition, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Technology Transfer, and several others.
Gaétan de Rassenfosse
Gaétan de Rassenfosse is Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Policy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to that, he was a research fellow then a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne from 2010 to 2014. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Université libre de Bruxelles in 2010. Gaétan’s research interests are in the area of the economics and management of innovation with a special focus on intellectual property policy and the measurement of intellectual capital. His work has appeared in journals such as Research Policy and Oxford Bulleting of Economics and Statistics.
Thorsten Doherr studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim. Since 1995, he is working as a computer scientist at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, unit "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics". After decades of taming data to make it digestible for PhD students, it was time to switch sides and become one of them as an external PhD Student at the University of Luxembourg. This endeavor was rewarded in June 2018 with a PhD in Economics. His main research field is the disambiguation of inventor and researcher careers to utilize this information for economic research, like brain drain as an effect of high skilled labor mobility or reactions of researchers to policy changes
Bernhard Ganglmair is head of the junior research group Competition and Regulation at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (Germany). Prior to joining the ZEW, he was Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has also taught at the University of Linz (Austria) and Northeastern University in Boston and has visited the University of Bologna, Haifa University, and Boston University as visiting researcher. His research covers a variety of topics related to technology standardization and patents, trade secrets, contracts, economic analysis of law, and competition economics. Recently, he has focused on questions of disclosure of intellectual property rights (IPR) to other members of a standard setting body or product-market competitors in more general. His work is of both theoretical and empirical nature and has been published in the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He is an Associate Editor at Economic Inquiry. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and an undergraduate degree in business and economics from the University of Linz (Austria).
Paul Heidhues is Professor of Behavioral and Competition Economics at Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). Before joining DICE, Paul was the first holder of the Lufthansa Chair in Competition and Regulation, and the director of PhD studies at ESMT from 2010 to 2016. He was an associate professor for Economic Theory at University of Bonn from 2005 to 2010 and a research fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) from 1999 to 2005. Paul received his Habilitation from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2005 and his PhD in Economics from Rice University, Houston, Texas in 2000.
Paul worked on numerous topics in Industrial Organization and Competition Policy such as input-market bargaining power, merger control, and collusion. More recently, much of his work focuses on the functioning of markets when consumers are partly driven by psychological factors – such as social preferences, loss aversion, time-inconsistency, or naivete – that the classic consumer model abstracts from. Among other things, he has written on how firms optimally price products and design credit contracts in response to consumers' psychological tendencies, and he has investigated the implications thereof for consumer-protection regulation.
Paul is a member of the Academic Panel of the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK, a member of the Arbeitskreis Kartellrecht of the German Antitrust Authority (Bundeskartellamt), a Research Fellow of the CEPR Programme in Industrial Organization, a Research Fellow of the CESifo Network in Behavioral Economics, and an elected member of the Industrieökonomischer Ausschuss as well as the Theoretischer Ausschuss of the Verein für Socialpolitik. His work appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.
Adam B. Jaffe is Research Professor at Brandeis University and Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. From 2013-17 he was Director and Senior Fellow of Motu Economic and Policy Research in Wellington New Zealand. He came to Motu from Brandeis University, where he was the Fred C. Hecht Professor in Economics, Chair of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Jaffe's research focuses on the economics of research and innovation, particularly the relationship between public research and commercial innovation, the measurement of the impacts of research, and the role of the patent system.
Jaffe is the author of two books—Patents, Citations and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy (with Manuel Trajtenberg, 2002); and Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress and What to Do About It (with Josh Lerner, 2004). He is also the author of over 100 scholarly articles, and has received over 50,000 citations according to Google Scholar.
Georg Licht is Head of the Department of Industrial Economics and International Management at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung), in Mannheim, Germany. He holds this position since June 1994, before he was a senior researcher at ZEW and at the University of Augsburg (till 1985). Since 2001 has the power of attorney on behalf of the ZEW. He was visiting researcher at the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He gained his doctoral degree at the University of Augsburg and holds a degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg. Research interests comprise the economics of innovation and technical change; labor economics; and High-Tech Start-ups.
Martin Peitz is professor of economics at the University of Mannheim (since 2007) and a director of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation - MaCCI (since 2009). He has been member of the economic advisory group on competition policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission (2013-2016), an academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe, CERRE (2012-2016) and head of the Department of Economics (2010-2013). Martin holds a Ph.D. from Bonn.
Martin Peitz is author of the leading graduate textbook “Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies,” co-authored with Paul Belleflamme and published by Cambridge University Press. He has widely published in leading economics journals. His research focuses on regulation, industrial organization and microeconomics.
Maikel Pellens is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Gent. He also holds a part-time position at KU Leuven, where he teaches innovation economics, and is a Research Associate at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. Maikel Pellens completed his PhD in Business Economics at KU Leuven (2014). After that, he was Senior Researcher at ZEW (until 2019). His research interests include firm-level innovation dynamics, the organization of science, and university-industry knowledge transfer. His work has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Economics Letters, the Journal of Technology Transfer, and Scientometrics.
Orion Penner is an Ambizione Fellow in the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Before moving to EPFL he was an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Innovation Management and Economics at IMT Lucca from 2012 to 2015. Orion's research draws on the tools of data science and machine learning to answer questions concerning the economics and management of innovation and science. His work has appeared in Science, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science and Research Policy.
Bettina Peters is Deputy Head at ZEW’s "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics" Research Department and Honorary Professor in Management at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. Her main research interests cover the economics of innovation at the firm-level, in particular productivity and employment effects of innovation, dynamics in firm innovation behaviour, and the internationalization of R&D activities. Her research has been published in various academic journals like RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, or Research Policy. She is a member of a research group on firm innovation behaviour and is engaged in the conceptual development and analysis of the Mannheim Innovation Panel and the Community Innovation Surveys (CIS). She has been engaged in many consultancy projects in the area of innovation and technology policy for the EU Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Before joining ZEW in 2000, she was a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Microeconomics at the University of Kiel (1997-2000). She gained her doctoral degree at the University of Würzburg and holds a degree in quantitative economics from the University of Kiel. Bettina Peters was visiting researcher at Boston University and KU Leuven.
Cédric Schneider is Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). He studied economics at the University of Strasbourg, France from 1998 to 2003 with majors in econometrics and economic analysis. In 2007 he obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Southern Denmark. He spent a post-doc year at the K.U. Leuven, Belgium in 2007/2008. Cédric’s research focuses on the economics of innovation and technological change. His research interests include the study of the strategic use of intellectual property rights, patent policy and industry-science links.
Jo Seldeslachts is Professor of Industrial Organization at KU Leuven and Senior Research Fellow at DIW Berlin. He holds further positions at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Johannesburg. His research interests lie in the areas of competition policy and law & economics. Jo has advised several public bodies on antitrust issues, including the Directorate General for Competition (EU), the Competition and Markets Authority (UK), and the ACM (The Netherlands). Jo's work has been published in journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Industrial Economics and The Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He earned a PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Joel Stiebale is Professor of Empirical Industrial Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). Previously, he was employed as an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham and as a postdoctoral researcher at RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. He received his PhD at the University of Bochum in 2010. His research interests lie in the areas of empirical industrial organization, international trade and multinational firms, economics of innovation and corporate finance. His work has been published e.g. in the Journal of International Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, European Economic Review and Research Policy.
Susanne Thorwarth is the Managing Director of DICE Consult – the consulting company of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics. Previously she was a senior economist at the Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) in Bonn, Germany. She obtained her PhD in Applied Economics from KU Leuven in Belgium with her thesis on the productivity effects of research, development and design activities. Susanne holds an advanced degree in economics from the University of Mannheim. Her research focuses on various topics in the fields of innovation and competition.
Prof Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers is a full professor at KULeuven (BE) at the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation. She is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel since 2009. She is also a CEPR Research Fellow, a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and of the Academia Europeana. From 2004-2008, she was on academic leave, as advisor at the European Commission (BEPA Bureau of European Policy Analysis). She was the President-Elect of EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics). She currently serves on the ERC Scientific Council. She is a member of the RISE Expert Group advising the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation.
She was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT, Stern Business School, NYU (US), UCL (BE), ECARES/ ULBrussels, (BE) Paris I (FR), GSE-Barcelona (ES), UMaastricht (NL), SciencesPo (FR).
With her research concentrated in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science, she has authored numerous well cited publications in leading international journals. Specific recent topics include cooperative R&D, international technology transfers through MNEs, global innovation value chains, young innovative companies, innovation for climate change, industry science links and their impact on firm’s innovative productivity, evaluation of research & innovation policy, explaining scientific productivity, researchers’ international mobility. She coordinates a large, multidisciplinary research project on radical innovations.