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Simon Wiederhold

Simon Wiederhold

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PhD Student
DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change"
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena

Address for visitors: Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3, Room 5.30
07743 Jena

phone: +49 (0) 3641-9 43206

Fields of interest

  • Government procurement
  • Innovation policy
  • Human capital
  • Experimental economics

Publications and work in progress:

  • Slavtchev, Viktor and Simon Wiederhold (2011), The Impact of Government Sales Composition on Private R&D Activities. Mimeo
  • Riener, Gerhard and Simon Wiederhold (2011), On Social Identity, Subjective Expectations, and the Costs of Control. Jena Economic Research Papers # 2011-035 pdf
  • Nedelkoska, Ljubica and Simon Wiederhold (2010), Technology, outsourcing, and the demand for heterogeneous labor: Exploring the industry dimension. Jena Economic Research Papers # 2010-52 pdf
  • Wiederhold, Simon (2009), Government Spending Composition in a Simple Model of Schumpeterian Growth. Jena Economic Research Papers # 2009-101 pdf
  • Cantner, Uwe, Michael Fritsch, Simon Wiederhold et al. (2006), Perspektiven der Innovationspolitik für die neuen Länder. Zukunftsforum Politik - Broschürenreihe herausgegeben von der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. pdf

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualification:

  • 10/2001 - 04/2007 Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany), Department of Economics (Diploma in Economics)

Stays Abroad:

  • 04/2011 - 06/2011 Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business, Durham, USA

Work Experience:

  • since 05/2007 Doctoral Student at the DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change", Jena
  • 11/2008 - 03/2011 Coordinator of the DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change", Jena
  • 09/2006 - 04/2007 Research Assistant at the DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change", Jena
  • 09/2004 - 03/2005 Internship at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin (Germany)

Conferences and Workshops:

  • 4th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences, Lindau, Germany (23.-27.08.2011)
  • 37th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Istanbul, Turkey (02.-04.09.2010)
  • 13th Annual Conference of the International Schumpeter Society, "Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises", Aalborg, Denmark (21.-24.06.2010)
  • 9th European Summer School on Industrial Dynamics (ESSID), "Agglomeration, Industries and Innovation", Barcelona, Spain (31.08.-04.09.2009)
  • 8th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS), "Current Challenges in the Global Economy: Prospects and Policy Reforms", Warsaw, Poland (04.-07.06.2009)
  • 6th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE), "Evolution, Behavior and Organizations", Jena, Germany (21.-23.05.2009)
  • Workshop "Spring Course on Growth, Development, and International Aid", Coimbra, Portugal (17./18.04.2008)
  • Conference "Gewerkschaften als Motor und Partner für Innovation", Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB), Berlin, Germany (14./15.12.2004)
  • Conference "Innovation für Wachstum und Beschäftigung", Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany (30.09.2004)
  • Berliner Akademiegespräch "Evaluation in Wissenschaft und Forschung", Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany (28.09.2004)


  • Examenspreis der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena 2007