Mission Statement

The Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” investigates the behaviour of firms under dynamic market conditions. It identifies the challenges faced by firms and by economic policy-makers as a consequence of European unification, global integration of markets, and technological development. It also analyses and assesses government economic policy and business strategies, and proposes new courses of action. The Research Department particularly focuses on firm innovation, market entries and exits, business growth and decline, and on company transformation. Relying on approaches from economics and business management, the Research Department pursues cooperation with other researchers in fields such as law and social sciences.


Speaker: Dr. Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon, Chicago)
Speaker: Prof. Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University, Arlington)
Speakers: Prof. Albert Banal-Estanol (Pompeu Fabra University), Prof. Dr. Dirk Czarnitzki (ZEW) , Ass. Prof. Gaétan de Rassenfosse (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Thorsten Doherr (ZEW) , Dr. Ulrich Heimeshoff (DICE, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Ass. Prof. Dr. Paul Hünermund (Maastricht University), Prof. Dr. Katrin Hussinger (ZEW) , Ass. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Laitenberger (ZEW) , Dr. Georg Licht (ZEW) , Prof. Dr. Bettina Peters (ZEW) , Prof. Cédric Schneider (Copenhagen Business School), Prof. Jo Seldeslachts (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin)), Ass. Prof. Michael Sinkinson (Yale School of Management (New Haven)), Prof. Dr. Joel Stiebale (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Ass. Prof. Arvids A. Ziedonis (Boston University), Prof. Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University)
Keynote Speakers: Henry Sauermann (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)), Nadine Levratto (Université Paris Nanterre)