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Dr. Michael Rothgang


Dr. Michael Rothgang

Michael Rothgang joined RWI in January 2000 and was deputy division chief “Enterprises and Innovation” from 2008 to 2014. Since July 2014 he is researcher at the research department "Environment and Resources". He studied economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and at Wayne State University, Detroit. During his dissertation in the field of ecological economics, he worked as research assistant at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In recent years, he was leader of evaluation projects in technological and labour market policies and did research on innovation processes and R&D collaborations, innovation systems and technology transfer, on R&D activities and research strategies of business firms.

Rothgang is at RWI the ombudsman to provide assistance to all researchers in questions involving good scientific practice and scientific misconduct.

Research Interests

Innovation processes and technology transfer, research strategies of business firms, evaluation of measures in technology and labor market policy

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Dr. Michael Rothgang

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