Dr. Zhaoxin Pu

Ehemalige wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research


Innovationsökonomik, Industrieökonomik, Organisationsökonomik, empirische Methoden

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

10/2015 - 7/2020
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)
Doktorandin an der LMU Munich Graduate School of Economics, Graduiertenkolleg ‘Evidence-Based Economics’
Titel der Dissertation: “Spillovers and Selection of Ideas – Firm-Level Evidence from Innovation Networks, Multinationals in China and Crowdfunding Platforms”

09/2012 - 08/2015
Volkswirtschaftliche Analystin und Beraterin, NERA Economic Consulting, London

09/2011 - 06/2012
Masterstudium Economics (M.Sc.), London School of Economics and Political Science

09/2010 - 06/2011
Consultant und Carlo-Schmid Fellow, International Trade Centre (UN / WTO), Market Research and Analysis, Genf

07/2008 - 06/2009
Praktische Tätigkeiten als Tutor und studentische Hilfskraft an der Universität Mannheim und als Praktikantin bei Allianz / Dresdner Bank Economic Research

09/2007 - 08/2010
Bachelorstudium der Volkswirtschaftslehre (B.Sc.), Universität Mannheim sowie Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Mailand

Wiss. Preise / Ehrungen / Mitgliedschaften

2011 - 2012
Haniel Stipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und der Haniel Stiftung für das Graduiertenstudium an der London School of Economics

2010 - 2011
Carlo Schmid Stipendium des DAAD und der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes für die Tätigkeit am International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) in Genf

2008 - 2012
Stipendium der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft

2008 - 2009
Universität Mannheim Stipendium und Dean’s List



Fons-Rosen, Christian; Pu, Zhaoxin (2020). The Transmission of Sectoral Shocks Across the Innovation Network, CRC Discussion Paper, No. 229.

  • Recent innovation literature has documented the benefits of cross-pollination of ideas across a wide set of industries and technology fields in an economy. Industrial and trade policies, by contrast, tend to favor economic specialization through the promotion of selected sectors. In this paper we use a firm-level panel of 13 European countries to assess whether an industry-specific policy propagates across the network of innovating firms through technological linkages. Following the competition shock to the European textile sector, triggered by the 2001 removal of import quotas on Chinese textiles, we find that patenting and knowledge sourcing behavior of non-textile firms are negatively affected. At the aggregate regional level, this indirect effect on non-textile firms can be around three to five times larger than the direct effect.
  • https://rationality-and-competition.de/2020/01/22/the-transmission-of-sectoral-shocks-across-the-innovation-network/

Gaessler, Fabian; Pu, Zhaoxin (2018). Openness as Platform Strategy - Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Crowdfunding, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 18-05. DOI

  • A platform's decision to open up its marketplace is at the core of its business strategy. It needs to balance between the benefits of market thickness and the costs of potential congestion and quality concerns. We discuss how openness can increase platform value and test our hypotheses by analyzing the strategic decision of a leading crowdfunding platform to switch from access control to de facto openness. The decision increased market thickness on the previously access-controlled supply side of crowdfunding projects. The platform hereby gained market share from its main competitor. Market matches on the platform increased in absolute but not in relative terms. Moreover, quality on the supply side declined immediately, lowering platform value for demand-side users.
  • Available at SSRN

Pu, Zhaoxin (2015). Abhängigkeit der Pflegeversicherungsausgaben von der Entwicklung der Pflegewahrscheinlichkeiten, meaStudies, 12. Mannheim: MEA, Mannheim Research Institute for Economics of Aging.


The Transmission of Sectoral Shocks Across the Innovation Networks
EEA Congress, Rotterdam
Ort: online

The Unintended Effects of Intended Effects of Trade Liberalization on the Sources of Learning
TUM Workshop on Innovation, Technological Change, and International Trade
Ort: Heilbronn

The Unintended Effects of Intended Effects of Trade Liberalization on the Sources of Learning
MPI Junior Researcher Workshop 'From Science to Innovation'
Ort: München

Openness as Platform Strategy - Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Crowdfunding
Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (SEI) Doctoral Consortium
Ort: München

28. - 30.06.2018
Openness as Platform Strategy - Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Crowdfunding
2nd EBE Summer Meeting
Ort: Ammersee