A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Ipsita Roy

PhD candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 1411 "The Economics of Innovative Change", a programme jointly offered by the Max Planck Institute of Economics and the Friedrich Schiller University.

Contact information:

Bachstraße 18, room 005 Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3
07743 Jena
Germany Tel. +49 3641-9 43279
Fax +49 3641-9 43202


Educational qualifications and current position(s):

- June 2014 - Present: Visiting Researcher, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia; Spain

- November 2011- Present: Ph.D, Graduate College ‘The Economics of Innovative Change’, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena; Germany

- November 2010- May 2011: Course work, Research Methodology in Quantitative Economics Program 2010-2011, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta; India

- 2008-2010: M.Sc. Applied Economics, Presidency College, Calcutta. Master dissertation entitled: " Ecolabeling and Product Differentiation in a Duopolistic Framework "

- 2005-2008: B.Sc. Economics(Honours) with Mathematics and Statistics as Pass papers; Asutosh College, Calcutta University; India

Research interests:

- Labor Economics, with special focus on labor market institutions

- Human capital, human resource management and firm-level training

- Economics of Innovation and dynamics of knowledge spillover

Awards and scholarship:

- 2011-2014: DFG 1411 (German Science Foundation) Doctoral scholarship at the Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change”, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.

- 2005-2008 Second prize for Merit, Asutosh College, Calcutta University.

Previous positions and work experience:

- October 2010- September 2011: Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Finance and Control Department.

- June 2010- October 2010: Research Assosiate at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta.

Software Skills:

- SPSS, STATA, E-views, R (basic), HTML (Web Designing), LaTeX

Summer School:

- 6th IMPRS and GK-EIC Summer School, Jena, Germany

- 7th IMPRS and GK-EIC Summer School, Jena, Germany

Workshops and conferences:

- 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS), Jena, Germany (2014)

- DRUID: The 35 DRUID Celebration Conference, Barcelona, Spain (2013)

- EMAEE: 8th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, Cote d’Azur, France (2013)

- Data Workshop, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (2012, 2013)

- SEEK Workshop on Incentives and Innovations, ZEW Mannheim (2012)

- Jena Economic Research Workshop, Jena (2012, 2013)