363-1036-00L  Empirical Innovation Economics

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeM. Wörter
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung


363-1036-00 GEmpirical Innovation Economics
Irregular lecture.
26s Std.
Do/110:15-12:00ML J 34.3 »
12.12.09:15-13:00LEE E 126 »
13.12.09:15-13:00LEE E 126 »
M. Wörter


KurzbeschreibungThe course focuses on important factors that drive the innovation performance of firms, like innovation capabilities, the use of digital technologies, environmental policy and it shows how innovation activities relate to firm performance and to the technological dynamic of industries. Hence, the course provides an understanding of the relationship between technical change and industrial dynamics.
LernzielThe course provides students with the basic skills to understand and assess empirically the technological activities of firms and the technological dynamics of industries.
InhaltThe course consists of two parts. Part I provides an introduction into important topics in the field of the economics of innovation. Part II consists of empirical exercises based on various data sets, e.g., the KOF Innovation Data, data about the digitization of firms, or patent data. In part I we will learn about ...a) market conditions that encourage firms to invest in R&D (Research and Development) and develop new products. ...b) the role of universities for the technological activities of a firm (technology transfer). ...c) how technologies diffuse among firms. ...d) how the R&D activities of firms are affected by economic crises and how firms finance their R&D activities. ...e) how we can measure the returns to R&D activities. ...f) how (environmental) policies affect the technological activities of a firm. In part II we will use the KOF Innovation Survey Data, data on digitization of firms, or other data sources, to investigate empirically the technological activities of firms in relation to the topics introduced in part I.
SkriptWill be provided in the course
LiteraturLiterature will be presented in the course. For an introduction into the economics of innovation see G.M. Peter Swann, The Economics of Innovation - an Introduction, Edward Elgar, 2009.
For an overview of empirical innovation studies see W.M. Cohen (2010): Fifty Years of Empirical Studies of Innovation Activities and Performance, in: B.H Hall, N. Rosenberg (eds.), Handbook of Economics of Innovation, volume 1, Elsevier, pp. 129-213.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCourse is directed to advanced Master-Students and PhD Students with an interest in empirical work.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeM. Wörter
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition nur nach erneuter Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusThe students write an essay on a topic of their own choice in the field of "empirical innovation economics". Optionally, they can use the KOF microdata for their essay. This firm-level data covers the period 1996-2017. The students will give a presentation of the results towards the end of the term.


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