Vanessa Behrens completed her bachelor studies in International Business and Modern Language at Aston University and her master studies in Economics of Public Policy at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She then completed an internship at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva , where she gained a more profound understanding and interest in the economics of intellectual property. Since September 2014, Vanessa Behrens has been a Researcher at ZEW’s Research Department "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics". Her research focuses on IP-related issues in addition to undertaking policy-orientated research on the broader topic of innovation and firm dynamics.

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