Felix Pöge, M.Sc.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-453
felix.poege(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest:

Economics of Innovation, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconometrics

Academic Résumé

Since 2016
Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

2015
Internship with the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris

2013 - 2016
Master of Science in Economics at the University of Bonn

2013 - 2016
Student Assistant at the Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA), Bonn

2013 - 2014
Student Assistant and Tutor at the University of Bonn

2010 - 2013
Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Heidelberg and the National Unversity of Singapore

Honors, Scholarships, Academic Prizes

2018
EPIP Best Paper Award for Young Researchers

2012 - 2015
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

2011 - 2012
Scholarship of the Federal Republic of Germany

Referee

Journal of Economic Inequality
Research Policy
Stata Journal

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Pacifico, Daniele; Poege, Felix (2017). Estimating Measures of Multidimensional Poverty with Stata, Stata Journal, 17 (3), 687-703.

    Discussion Papers

    Poege, Felix; Harhoff, Dietmar; Gaessler, Fabian; Baruffaldi, Stefano Horst (2019). Science Quality and the Value of Inventions. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University.

    • Despite decades of research, the relationship between the quality of science and the value of inventions has remained unclear. We present the result of a large-scale matching exercise between 4.8 million patent families and 43 million publication records. We find a strong positive relationship between quality of scientific contributions referenced in patents and the value of the respective inventions. We rank patents by the quality of the science they are linked to. Strikingly, high-rank patents are twice as valuable as low-rank patents, which in turn are about as valuable as patents without direct science link. We show this core result for various science quality and patent value measures. The effect of science quality on patent value remains relevant even when science is linked indirectly through other patents. Our findings imply that what is considered “excellent” within the science sector also leads to outstanding outcomes in the technological or commercial realm.
    • https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.05020

    Baruffaldi, Stefano Horst; Poege, Felix (2019). A Firm Scientific Community, DRUID19, 4936. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School.

    • The diffusion of scientific knowledge to industry is instrumental to technological change and productivity growth. In this paper, we investigate the extent to which firms participate in scientific communities' activities and whether this facilitates the exchange and transfer of scientific knowledge to firms' technological activities. We focus on two modes of interactions of firms with scientific communities: the participation to and the sponsorship of international scientific conferences. We exploit a newly constructed database comprising the set of all conference proceedings in computer science from 1996 until 2015 from a specialized computer science database (DBLP) matched to Web of Science and Scopus and conference ranking information. We track knowledge transfers by patent and science citations to these proceedings. First, we document that both conference participation and sponsorship by firms is frequent and concentrated in the events of the highest quality. Contributions of firms at conferences are of higher average quality, even within individual conferences. Second, we go on to find that firms are significantly more likely to cite in their patents and papers the scientific articles presented at a conference which they attended relative to comparable articles presented at other conferences. We use airline connectivity between researcher and conference locations in an instrumental variable strategy to establish causality.
    • https://conference.druid.dk/acc_papers/45ci2gtnh996gaar52h23n4wfg5wfn.pdf

    Dorner, Matthias; Harhoff, Dietmar; Gaessler, Fabian; Hoisl, Karin; Poege, Felix (2018). Linked Inventor Biography Data 1980-2014, FDZ Data Report, No. 03/2018.

    • This data report describes the Linked Inventor Biography Data 1980-2014 (INV-BIO ADIAB 8014), its generation using record linkage and machine learning methods as well as how to access the data via the FDZ.
    • Dieser Datenreport beschreibt die verknüpften Erfinderbiografiedaten 1980-2014 (INV-BIO ADIAB 8014), deren Erstellung mittels Record Linkage und Machine Learning Methoden sowie den Datenzugang über das FDZ.
    • http://doku.iab.de/fdz/reporte/2018/DR_03-18_EN.pdf

    Presentations

    13.04.2019
    A Firm Scientific Community - Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    24th Spring Meeting of Young Economists
    Location: Brussels, Belgium


    23.03.2019
    Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    Innovation, Technological Change and International Trade Workshop
    Location: Heilbronn


    10.12.2018
    Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    Junior Researcher Workshop 2018, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    Location: Munich


    30.10.2018
    A Firm Scientific Community: Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    IO and Trade Seminar, LMU Munich
    Location: Munich


    02.10.2018
    A Firm Scientific Community: Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    IO and Trade Seminar, LMU Munich
    Location: Munich


    06.09.2018
    A Firm Scientific Community: Do Scientific Conferences Facilitate Knowledge Transmission to Private Firms?
    EPIP 2018, ESMT Berlin
    Location: Berlin


    01.02.2018
    R&D Investments, Innovation and Corporate Taxation: Evidence from German Municipalities
    4th Geography of Innovation Conference
    Location: Barcelona, Spain


    05.10.2017
    R&D Investments, Innovation and Corporate Taxation: Evidence from German Municipalities
    MGSE Colloquium, LMU Munich
    Location: Munich

    Projects