The project analyses the innovation behaviour of firms in East Germany since the German reunification. Based on data from the Mannheim Innovation Panel (MIP), the project focuses on four research questions:

  • Development of innovation indicators over time (input and output indicators, share of innovative firms, characteristics of the innovation process).
  • Innovation performance of East German firms when considering differences in sector, size and the regional environment.
  • The role of public funding for the firm's innovation and economic performance.
  • The role of location factors for innovation activities in East German firms.

Selected Publications

Discussion and Working Papers


Bundesministerium für Bildung und ForschungBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin, DE

Project duration

01.05.2019 - 29.02.2020


Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics