Members

Dr. Georg Licht is Head of the Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics at ZEW. He will play the role of the project coordinator of FRAME. He developed the German innovation survey which became the core of the German contribution to EU’s Community Innovation Surveys. He has served as member of various high-level advisory committees to DG Research, and has been a consultant to the OECD and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. His main research interest comprises innovation policy and policy to foster development of young, high-tech companies. Currently, he is also engaged in the Scientific Advisory Board of the German R&D Survey and he serves as an expert to the Sino-German Innovation Policy Forum on behalf of the German Research Ministry.

Dr. Florence Blandinieres is a researcher at ZEW's Research Department „Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics“. Her main research interests are technological change, Science and Technologies studies and knowledge transfer applied in the medical sector. She was a research fellow at the Graduate School of the Economics of Innovative Change, joint to the Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She earned her doctoral degree in 2016 at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She was visiting scholar at INGENIO, a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic Univerity of Valencia (UPV).

Dr. Maikel Pellens is a researcher in ZEW's Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics. His research interests include empirical research on science and innovation policy. Before joining the ZEW in 2014, he obtained his Ph.D. in Business Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Dr. Bettina Peters is a senior researcher and Deputy Head of ZEW's Department of Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics. She is a member of the research group which conducts and analyses the Mannheim Innovation Survey (MIP/CIS). She has also been engaged in many projects in the area of innovation and technology policy for the EU-Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Bettina Peters was visiting researcher at Boston University and KU Leuven.

Prof. Dr. Konrad O. Stahl is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Mannheim, and a CEPR Research Fellow. He has been a research associate in the ZEW Department of Industrial Economics and International Management (recently rename to Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics) for more than 20 years. His research focuses on industrial organization and regional economics. He has published numerous articles, amongst them on R&D and its effects on industrial structure. He has been involved in leading positions in many Germany- and EU-wide research projects.

Prof. Diego Comin is Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, a Research Fellow of CEPR and Fellow of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). Other projects he has been involved in have been supported by the Gates foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the C.V. Star Foundation. He has advised the Prime Minister of Malaysia on its development strategies and has a co-Founded of the Public Private Research Network (PPRN) which fosters the diffusion of new technologies to Malaysian companies by creating matches between companies and researchers and providing the contractual environment for their interaction to lead to the development of a technological solution to the company’s needs. Comin has consulted for the European Commission, the ECB, World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Citibank, Danish Science Ministry, and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) of the Government of Japan. His research interests are in macroeconomics, the process of technological change and technology diffusion across countries and time, economic development, and the evolution of firm dynamics.

Prof. Francesco Bianchi is Associate Professor at Duke University and a Research Affiliate in CEPR’s Monetary Economics and Fluctuations programme. His research focuses on Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Bayesian Econometrics and Applied Finance. He is a recipient of the Duisenberg Research Fellowship from the European Central bank and was the Principal Investigator of a NSF Grant, “Modelling the Evolution of Agents' Beliefs and Uncertainty in General Equilibrium Models”. He is associate editor of the European Economic Review and The Journal of Applied Econometrics. He received the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics, a prize awarded annually by the American Statistical Association for the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with an applied problem in Business and Economic Statistics.

Alice Arkwright is Projects Officer at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Alice is responsible for various projects. She works closely with grantees to ensure budget and contract requirements are adhered to and that all projects are running to schedule. Prior to this, Alice was the Schools Programme Manager at The Prince’s Teaching Institute, a charity that provides subject-based professional development for teachers in the England and Wales. Hence, Alice has a plenty of experience in disseminating project results at heterogeneous stakeholder groups and policy makers. Alice graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development
and East Asian Studies.

Prof. Dr. Torben Schubert will be the Scienctific Coordinator of the project and is Associate Professor at CIRCLE and Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany. He is also affiliated with the Technical University of Berlin. He received his Diploma/Master degree in economics from University of Cologne (2005) majoring on dynamic macroeconomics and endogenous growth theory and his doctoral degree in financial economics from University of Nuremberg (2008). His work focuses on innovation and growth as well as innovation processes in firms..Torben Schubert’s work comprises both applied econometrics/statistics in the field of innovation and growth as well as theoretical approaches in innovation and industrial economics. Therefore Torben Schubert has a solid understanding of both the empirical and the modeling parts of the FRAME. Torben Schubert has a proven record in leading and collaborating in national and international research projects. Project he in which he had a leading position have been funded by the EU - DG Research, IPTS, and the German Ministry of Science and Education amongst others. He also has experience in policy-advice: he has given testimony to the Senate Committee for Technology Assessment of the German Parliament and has advised the Social Democratic parliamentary party on issues related to innovation policy.

Prof. Antonella Trigari is an Associate Professor at Bocconi University and an IGIER Research Fellow. She is also a Fellow in the CEPR Monetary Economics and Fluctuations programme and the Baffi Carefin Centre. She obtained a PhD in Economics from New York University in 2003. Her main areas of interest are macroeconomics and labour economics. She is Associate Editor at the Journal of Monetary Economics and a Panel Member of Economic Policy. She has consulted with the Bank of England and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on issues related to labour policy. She is a member of the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA).

Dr. Christian Fons-Rosen is an Assistant Professor at UPF's Department of Economics and Business. He is also a Research Affiliate in the Industrial Organization group at the CEPR. His research interests include empirical research on science and innovation policy. Before joining UPF in 2014, he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the London School of Economics.

Howard Kung is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the London Business School and conducts research at the intersection of macroeconomics and asset pricing. His recent research studies how firms’ innovation decisions impact economic growth and asset markets, how changes in uncertainty affect firm investment decisions, and how restructuring the maturity structure of government debt can stimulate the economy. Before joining LBS, he was an assistant professor of finance at the University of British Columbia.