A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Tatiana Plotnikova

Tatiana Plotnikova


Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Department of Economics and Business Administration
Graduate College “The Economics of Innovative Change” (DFG‐GK‐1411)

Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena

Office: Bachstr. 18, 07743 Jena, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9 43276



Economics of Knowledge
Innovation and Technological Change
Pharmaceutical Industry
Industrial Organization
Empirical Methods


2006-2010 Ph.D. in Economics (summa cum laude) Graduate College “The Economics of Innovative Change”, Jena, Germany.
Ph.D. thesis: Innovation by Diversified Firms: An Empirical Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry
2004-2006 MA in Economics, CERGE-EI, Prague.
2002-2004 MA in Economics, Urals State University, Ekaterinburg.
MA thesis: Analysis of the Linear Models of Portfolio Investment Using Dual Variables
1998-2002 BA in Economics with Honors, Urals State University, Ekaterinburg
BA thesis: Linear Models of Asset Portfolio Structure Optimization.
2000-2001 Practical translation courses (English), Urals State University, Ekaterinburg.


Oct 2009-Feb 2010 TA in Microeconomics of Innovation, Graduates (Master program), Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany
May-Aug 2006 TA in Macroeconomics III, Graduates, CERGE-EI, Prague
Sep-Dec 2005 TA in Macroeconomics I, Graduates, CERGE-EI, Prague
Jan-Jun 2003 TA in Macroeconomics I, Undergraduates, Urals State University, Ekaterinburg
Feb-Oct 2003 Lecturer, Economic Analysis, Urals Institute of Stock Market, Ekaterinburg


Oct 2003-Apr 2004 Journal Editor, News Agency «Urals Business Consulting»
Jun-Oct 2003 Reporter, News Agency «Urals Business Consulting»
Oct 2002-Mar 2003 Project Manager, «Industry of Intellect»
Sep 2002 Analyst in the Department of Marketing, Advertising Agency «Arcus».
Nov-Dec 2001 Analyst in the Department of Marketing, School of Management of Business and Commerce «Kombi»
Aug 2001 Analyst in the Department of Marketing, Open Company «Ural-Austro-Invest»
Aug-Sep2001 Probationer, Federal Service on Financial Improvement on Sverdlovsk region
Aug 2000 Probationer, The Ural Instrument-making Factory


Plotnikova,T., Rake, B. (2011) Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Research: Exploration of Country-Level Determinants. link

Bottazzi, G., Plotnikova, T. (2010) Productivity and Heterogeneous Knowledge: Exploring the Relationship on the Sample of Drug Developers. Jena Economic Research Papers.link

Plotnikova, T. (2010) Success in Pharmaceutical Research: The Changing Role of Scale and Scope Economies, Spillovers and Competition. Jena Economic Research Papers. link

Plotnikova, T. (2009) Technology, Competition and the Time of Entry: Diversification Patterns in the Development of New Drugs. Jena Economic Research Papers. link

Cantner, U. , Plotnikova, T. (2009) Technological Diversity and Future Product Diversity in the Drug Industry. Jena Economic Research Papers. link

Plotnikova T.V. Linear model of portfolio structure optimization. In The Theory and Practice of Structural Transformations in the Economy of Industries and Regions: Collection of Scientific Articles of the First All-Russian Practical Conference of Young Scientists (pp.251-256), Ekaterinburg, 2003.

Plotnikova T.V. Linear approach to investor portfolio structure formulation. In Russian Economy in the World Economic System at the Beginning of the XXI Century: Student Scientific Conference Materials (pp. 53-55), Ekaterinburg, 2003.

Plotnikova T.V. One-sided risk criterion in the portfolio optimization problem. In Russian Economy in the World Economic System at the Beginning of the XXI Century: Student Scientific Conference Materials (pp. 56-57), Ekaterinburg, 2003.


Post-Doctoral start-up scholarship by the DFG-GRK-1411 “The Economics of Innovative Change” in 2010-2011
Citigroup Endowment recipient in 2006
One of the winners of the annual leadership student competition under the grant of Potanin in 2000-2003, Russia


2010 ACED Workshop on Team and Community Diversity, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 European Association of Research in Industrial Organization (EARIE) conference, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 European Economic Association (EEA) congress, Glasgow, UK
2010 Schumpeter Society conference, Aalborg, Denmark
2010 DIME conference “Organizing for Networked Innovation”, Milan/Stresa, Italy
2009 DRUID Society Summer Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 EMAEE: "Evolution, Behavior and Organizations" , Jena, Germany
2008 "The dynamics of firm evolution: productivity, profitability and growth", Pisa, Italy
2008 International Society for Research on Innovation and Change in Health Care Systems conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia