Innovation Economics

Florian Anselm Münch

f.muench@tu-berlin.de

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Organization name Innovation Economics
Building H
Room H 4138A

Academic Career

  • MSc International Political Economy, London School of Economics, 2016-2017, Dissertation: “India’s External Economic Liberalization & the Politics of Public Good Provision in Indian States” (Distinction)
  • MSc International Economic Policy, Science Po Paris, 2015-2016
  • BA Political Sciences, Sciene Po Paris, 2012-2014
  • BSc Economics, Université de Lorraine, 2012-2014
  • International Political Economy, Development Economics, Georgetown University, 2014-2015

Professional Experience

  • Consultancy, OECD SME Policy Index: Eastern Partnership Countries, Chapter "Market Access: Technical Regulation and Standards"
  • Junior Researcher, German Development Institute (DIE), Postgraduate Program, 09/2017-09/2018
  • Visiting Researcher, Dr. Bruno Dorin,  Center for Social Sciences & Humanities (CSH), New Delhi, 07/2016-08/2016
  • Research Assistant, Professor Nita Rudra, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 06/2015-08/2015

Research projects

  • The role of gender in the allocation of public contracts in Costa Rica. Work with the support of Anna Lena-Gerke (Bachelor thesis completed in July 2020) and Yami Vargas Guevera (Master thesis, on-going).
  • Helping SME’s climb the quality ladder but how? Joint research with Amira Bouziri (Mediterranean School of Business (MSB), Tunis) in the framework of a development cooperation project between the Ministry of Industry and SMEs and the Physikalisch Technische Bundestanstalt (PTB). AEA Social Sciences RegistryDEval RIE database
  • How to attract firms to participate in government support programs? Work in collaboration with Téo Firpo (Nesta, Technical University Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin).
     
  • Cultivating micro-multinationals: a randomized controlled trial to help SME export via e-commerce Joint work with Amira Bouziri, Fabian Scheifele and Teo Firpo in Tunisia.  DEval RIE database
     
  • Stronger together: a randomized controlled trial to help female-led SMEs export to sub-Saharan Africa Joint work with Amira Bouziri, Fabian Scheifele and Teo Firpo in Tunisia.  DEval RIE database
     
  • Measuring the invisible: the Quality Infrastructure (QI) index for firms Joint work with Amira Bouziri and Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke

Publications

  • Adela Marian, Florian Anselm Münch, Elena Ammel, Niels Ferdinand, Saurabh Kumar. "Technical requirements in public auctions to make solar plants shine", January 2022, DOI: 10.48481/iass.2022.004<http://dx.doi.org/10.48481/iass.2022.004>

Thesis Supervision

  • Anna Lena-Gerke, Bachelor thesis (completed, 2020) “The role of gender in the allocation of public contracts in Costa Rica”
  • Yami Vargas Guevera, Master thesis (on-going) “The role of gender in the allocation of public contracts in Costa Rica”
  • Jannik Carl, Master thesis (completed) “The effect of international quality standards on bidding prices in Indian solar PV auctions”
  • Daniel Kral, Master thesis (completed) “Firms' participation in solar PV auctions and innovation: evidence from India
  • Nada Hamila, Bachelor thesis (completed), "How to attract (the right) firms to government support programs? Evidence from Tunisia"

Funding

  • IGC SBG Evidence fund grant for "Stronger together: a randomized controlled trial to help female-led SMEs export to sub-Saharan Africa"
     
  • GIZ funding for Stronger together: a randomized controlled trial to help female-led SMEs export to sub-Saharan Africa"
     
  • PTB funding for developing an indicator of firms' quality infrastructure capacity 

Lectures

  • Green Industrial Policy in lecture series “Sustainable Innovation” (TU Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics): slides
  • Quality Infrastructure, Trade and Development in lecture series “Quality Infrastructure Management” (TU Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics): slides

Conferences

  • International Growth Lab research meeting webinar series 2020. “Helping SMEs Climb the Quality Ladder but how?” discussed by Ana Goicoechea (The World Bank Group). To access the video, please follow this link: https://www.innovationgrowthlab.org/recordings
     
  • EURAS 2021 "Economic rules and innovation in a globalising economy: Do regulation and standards affect innovation differently?", joint work with Knut Blind
     
  • KITZ Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Berlin Development Economics workshop presented "The role of gender for the allocation of public contracts: Evidence from a quasi-experimental analysis in Costa Rica"
     
  • Pre-conference doctoral workshop on economic development "Teaching SMEs product quality control for international trade"