©2019 by davidheller.

I am a Senior Research Fellow (postdoc) at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in

Munich. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics at 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 and 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 as well as the industrial organization of financial markets. My current research mainly focuses on the interrelation of financial resources

and corporate inventions. Most of my work is empirical, deploying combinations of granular micro-level

datasets on firm financials and patent data.

You can find my CV here (short version).