Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Professor for Innovation Economics and Policy at the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Transformation (CEIT), Faculty of Management and Economics at Ruhr University Bochum

  • 2014 – 2017
    Lecturer (part-time) at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2014
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2008 – 2017
    Senior Researcher at the research department "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICT) at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

  • 2006
    Doctorate in economics at Goethe University Frankfurt, summa cum laude

  • 2005 – 2008
    Senior Researcher in the research department "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICT) at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany

  • 2001 – 2005
    Research associate under Professor Dr. Rainer Klump, chair of economic development and integration at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2003 – 2004
    Visiting Research Associate at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (USA); host: Chris Papageorgiou

  • 2000
    Double Diplom degree in economics issued by Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and Université Paris-Dauphine, France

Selected publications

  • Kummer, Michael, Marianne Saam, Iassen Halatchliyski und George Giorgidze (forthcoming), Centrality and Content Creation in Networks – The Case of Economic Topics on German Wikipedia, Information Economics and Policy.

  • Chen, Wen, Thomas Niebel und Marianne Saam (forthcoming), Are Intangibles More Productive in ICT-Intensive Industries? Evidence from EU Countries, Telecommunications Policy.

  • Papageorgiou, Chris, Marianne Saam und Patrick Schulte (forthcoming), Substitution Between Clean and Dirty Energy Inputs – A Macroeconomic Perspective, Review of Economics and Statistics.

  • Niebel, Thomas, Mary O'Mahony und Marianne Saam (forthcoming), The Contribution of Intangible Assets to Sectoral Productivity Growth in the EU, Review of Income and Wealth.

  • Niebel, Thomas und Marianne Saam (forthcoming), ICT and Growth – The Role of Rates of Return and Capital Prices, Review of Income and Wealth.

  • Coneus, Katja, Johannes Gernandt und Marianne Saam (2011), Noncognitive skills, school achievements and educational dropout, Schmollers Jahrbuch – Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 131, 1 – 22.

  • Klump, Rainer und Marianne Saam (2008), Calibration of normalised CES production functions in dynamic models, Economics Letters 99(2), 256-259.

  • Saam, Marianne (2008), Openness to Trade as a Determinant of the Macroeconomic Elasticity of Substitution, Journal of Macroeconomics 30, 691-702.

  • Papageorgiou, Chris und Marianne Saam (2008), Two-Level CES Production Technology in the Solow and Diamond Growth Models, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110(1), 119-143.

Selected projects

  • Project leader at the ScienceCampus "Informational Environments" in Tübingen, projects "Socioeconomic factors influencing knowledge acquisition in online networks" (2010 – 2012) and "Peer productivity in Web 2.0 environments" (2013 – 2014), Leibniz Association, (2010 – 2014)

  • Work Package Lead in the project "Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors (INDICSER)", coordinator: Mary O'Mahony (University of Birmingham), Seventh Framework Programme (FP7: Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities), (2010 – 2012)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Peer review activities

  • American Economic Review

  • American Journal of Economics – Macroeconomics

  • Economics Letters

  • European Commission

  • European Economic Review

  • Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics

  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

  • Journal of Macroeconomics

  • Journal of Productivity Analysis

  • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

  • Oxford Economic Papers

  • Southern Economic Journal

  • Journal of Business Economics (JBE)

Additional qualifications

  • Teaching appointments at Goethe University Frankfurt and at the University of Mannheim


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