Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Honorary Professor in Management, Centre for Research in Economics and Management, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg

  • Since 2013
    Deputy head, Department of Innovation Economics and Industrial Dynamics (formerly: Department of Industrial Economics and International Management), ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim

  • Since 2010
    Lecturer, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics

  • Since 2007
    Lecturer, Pforzheim University, Faculty of Economics and Law

  • 2014 – 2016
    Lecturer, Heidelberg University, Alfred-Weber-Institute, Department of Economics

  • 2008 – 2012
    Senior researcher, ZEW

  • 2000 – 2008
    Research fellow, ZEW

  • 2006
    Doctor of Economics, Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research assistant, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Chair of Microeconomics and International Trade

  • 1991 – 1997
    Diploma in Quantitative Economics (with majors in econometrics and statistics), Christian-Albrechts University Kiel

Selected publications

  • Peters, B., M. Roberts, V.A. Vuong and H. Fryges, Estimating Dynamic R&D Demand: An Analysis of Costs and Long-Run Benefits, RAND Journal of Economics 48(2), 409-437.

  • Peters, B., M. Roberts and V.A. Vuong, Dynamic R&D Choice and the Impact of the Firm’s Financial Strength (2017), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 26(1-2), 134–149.

  • Bartelsman, E., S. Dobbeleare and B. Peters (2015), Allocation of Human Capital and Innovation at the Frontier: Firm-level Evidence on Germany and the Netherlands, Industrial and Corporate Change 24(5), 875-949.

  • Harrison, R., J. Jaumandreu, J. Mairesse and B. Peters (2014), Does Innovation Stimulate Employment? A Firm-level Analysis Using Comparable Micro Data From Four European Countries, International Journal of Industrial Organization 35, 29-43.

  • Dachs, B. and B. Peters (2014), Innovation, Employment Growth, and Foreign Ownership of Firms – A European Perspective, Research Policy 43(1), 214–232.

  • Classen, N., M. Carree, A. van Gils and B. Peters (2014), Innovation in Family and Non-Family SMEs: An Explorative Analysis, Small Business Economics 42(3), 595-609.

  • Hottenrott, H. and B. Peters (2012), Innovative Capabilities and Financing Constraints for Innovation – More Money, more Innovation?, Review of Economics and Statistics 94(4), 1126-1142.

  • Peters, B. (2009), Persistence of Innovation: Stylised Facts and Panel Data Evi-dence, Journal of Technology Transfer, 34/2, 226-243.

  • Griffith, R., E. Huergo, J. Mairesse and B. Peters (2006), Innovation and Pro-ductivity Across Four European Countries, Oxford Review of Economic Policy 22 (4), 483-498.

  • Janz, N., H. Lööf and B. Peters (2004), Firm Level Innovation and Productivity – Is there A Common Story Across Countries?, Problems and Perspectives in Management 2, 184-204.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Mannheim Innovation Panel: Innovation Activities of German Enterprises, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), since 2000

  • R&D Tax Incentives – Study on Design Options and Impacts, Expert Commission for Research an Innovation (EFI), 2016

  • Long-Run Benefits of Firms’ Investment in Innovation and Human Capital – A Structural Model Approach, SEEK research grant, 2013 – 2014

  • European Competitiveness Report 2014: Study on Firm Growth, Innovation and the Business Cycle, European Commission, DG Enterprise, 2013 – 2014

  • Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe, European Commission, DG Research, 2012 – 2016

  • The impact of service sector innovation and internationalisation on growth and productivity (SERVICEGAP), European Commission, DG Research, 2010 – 2013

  • Employment, Innovation and Welfare: A Comparative Study of Europe and China (CO-Reach), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2009 – 2011

  • Competitiveness, Innovation and Intangible Investment in Europe (COINVEST), European Commission, DG Research, 2008 – 2010

  • Economic and Societal Importance of Family Enterprises, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 2007 – 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Verein für Socialpolitik

  • Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft

Media coverage

  • 2016 VOX CEPR Policy Portal on "Firms' financial strength and differences in the return to research and development"


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