Sara Amoroso was a visiting researcher at ZEW's Research Department "Industrial Economics and International Management" from May 18-23, 2015. She is researcher at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels, Belgium. Her research interests are in the areas of empirical industrial economics, innovation economics and micro-econometrics. During her stay at ZEW, she examined the impact of foreign direct investment on start-up activity.