A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Sebastian Wilfling

Alumni DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change"
Friedrich Schiller University and Max Planck Institute of Economics Jena
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena

Bachstrasse 18, Room 211
D-07743 Jena

phone: +49 (0) 3641-9 43271

Fields of Interest

  • Entrepreneurial Success and Failure
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • Market Creation and Industrial Dynamics

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualification

09/2009 - 05/2013   PhD Student, Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change", Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Final Degree: Doctor Rerum Politicarum

02/2012 - 04/2012   Research Stay, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, VA, USA

10/2003 - 04/2009   Studies in Economics, University of Jena, Final Degree: Diplom-Volkswirt, Main Subjects: Economics of Innovation, Statistics

09/2006 - 03/2007  Studies in Business Administration, University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia


06/2009 - 08/2009   Center of Technology Transfer (Friedrich Schiller University), Jena, Germany, Start-up Consulting

08/2008 - 10/2008   Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Inhouse Consulting

12/2007 - 03/2008   Deutsche Postbank AG, Bonn, Germany, Loan Management

08/2005 - 10/2005   Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland, Jena, Germany, Sales Management

Scholarships and Awards

12/2012             Presentation Award of Verein für Socialpolitik (sponsored by Schweizerische Nationalbank)

01/2012             Bent Dalum PhD Award, DRUID Academy Winter Conference, Cambridge, UK

09/2009 -           German Science Foundation (DFG) doctoral scholarship at the Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change”

Presentations at Conferences

  • EARIE Conference, Rome, Italy, 2nd-4th September 2012
  • Schumpeter Society Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2nd-5th July 2012
  • DRUID Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th-21st June 2012
  • DRUID Academy Winter Conference, Cambridge, UK, 18th-21st January 2012
  • RENT 25th Anniversary Conference, Bodo, Norway, 16th-18th November 2011
  • DIME Final Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, 6th-8th April 2011
  • DRUID-DIME Academy Winter Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 20th-22nd January 2011
  • EEFS Conference "Global Imbalances, Financial Institutions, and Reforms in the Post-Crisis Era", Athens, Greece, 3rd - 6th June 2010