Evid­ence based sci­ence and in­nov­a­tion policy

This research area is focused on the development of evidence-based policy to promote innovations and science. This includes analysis and development of policies to boost high-growth entrepreneurship and innovations, as well as assessment of science and higher education policies. We rely on quantitative methods and focus on establishing causal relations, in particular, using experimental approaches (laboratory, field experiments, including Randomized Control Trials). Our research projects are supported by various organizations including the World Bank, Innovations for Poverty Action, Innovations Growth Lab, the Ministry of Education of Ecuador (Ecuador), and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany). Research is conducted in Germany and across the world (in particular, Ecuador, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine).


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