©2019 by davidheller.

I am a Senior Research Fellow (postdoc) at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Management and Microeconomics Department of Goethe University Frankfurt. During this time, I had research visits at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (2014), the Research Data & Service Centre of Deutsche Bundesbank (2017), and the Economics Department of New York University Stern School of Business (2019). I obtained my master’s degree in 'International Economics and Economic Policy' at Goethe University Frankfurt, after completing my undergraduate studies in business and economics in Hamburg and Valencia, Spain. 

My research interests are in the fields of applied microeconometrics, in particular innovation economics,  corporate finance (entrepreneurial- and SME finance), innovation and science policy, and the industrial organization of financial markets. My current research mainly focuses on the interrelation of financial resources and firm-level inventive activities. Most of my work is empirical, deploying combinations of micro-level datasets on financial and patent data.

You can find my CV here (short version).