Georg Licht is head of the ZEW Research Department "Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics". He has been holding this position since June 1994. Before that, he was a senior researcher both at ZEW and the University of Augsburg. He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Augsburg and holds a degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Georg Licht was visiting researcher at the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at various research institutes and universities in Europe. His research interests comprise the economics of innovation and technical change as well as the economics of small firms and entrepreneurship. For years, he has been engaged in the development of the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) and of innovation surveys in Germany in the manufacturing and service industries.

Georg Licht is consultant to the OECD, the EU Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the area of innovation and technology policy. He was a member of several expert panels in science and innovation policy.

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