Dietmar Harhoff

Dietmar, PhD, is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. His research focuses on issues in innovation and entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and industrial economics. Dietmar started his career as a research engineer in Great Britain and Germany after graduating in mechanical engineering. As a McCloy Scholar he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration at Harvard University. His MIT doctoral thesis analysed research incentives and voluntary information disclosure. For over 15 years he was Director of the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). Besides advising several public and private organisations, he is Chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government issuing yearly reports with important recommendations for actions on innovation policy. 

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Research interests 
Intellectual Property
Industrial Economics
economics of science