Raum H 4139

Akademischer Werdegang

  • Since April 2018, PhD scholarship holder of the DFG Graduate School, ‘Innovation Society Today‘
  • 2013-2015: MSc. Economic Behaviour and Governance, University of Kassel
    Master Thesis: “Time-use and Well-being in the Digital Age”
  • 2011-2012: M.A. Globalisation and Corporate Development, SOAS University of London
    Master Thesis: “The demise of ACTA in Europe: the contextualization of the role-played by the oppositional mass mobilization and its significance for future Intellectual Property Rights negotiations and provisions.”
  • 2008-2011: B.A. Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex


  • Since November 2016: Research Assistant, Chair of Innovation Economics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2012: Internship, Federal Affairs, Humane Society of the United States, Washington D.C.


  • Martin N., Matt C., Niebel C., Blind K. (2019), How Data Protection Regulation Affects Startup Innovation, Information Systems Frontiers, pp 1-18, Online at:
  • Böhmecke-Schwafert, M. and Niebel, C. (2018), The General Data Protection's (GDPR) impact on data-driven business models: The case of the right to data portability and Facebook, ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, Vol. 1, Issue 2., Online at:
  • Knut Blind, Axel Mangelsdorf, Crispin Niebel & Florian Ramel (2018) Standards in the global value chains of the European Single Market, Review of International Political Economy, 25:1, 28-48, Open access:


  • Knut Blind, Crispin Niebel (2017) Standardisation and Regulation as trust-building mechanisms for the IoT, IoT & Trust Conference (22/23 of February 2017), Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)