Publications of the Research Unit Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on Innovation in Firms

    In May 2018, a new regulation by the European Commission on data protection came into force, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It requires many firms to update their data protection strategy. It may…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Policy Uncertainty and Inventor Mobility

    We follow the migration patterns of European inventors and find evidence of a novel emigration determinant: policy uncertainty. We find that policy uncertainty raises the rate of inventor emigration by a notable…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Mandatory Financial Information Disclosure and Credit Ratings

    When firms are forced to publicly disclose financial information, credit rating agencies are supposed to improve their risk assessments. Theory predicts such an information quality effect but also an adverse…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Trade Secret Protection and R&D Investment of Family Firms

    Family firms are known for their reluctance to invest in research and development. We show that strengthened trade secret protection is associated with higher R&D investment by family firms. More specifically,…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    How Patent Rights Affect University Science

    How do intellectual property rights influence academic science? We investigate the consequences of the introduction of software patents in the U.S. on the publications of university researchers in the field of…