Cristina Rujan, M.Sc.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-567
cristina.rujan(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest:

Economics of Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights, Firm Innovation Strategies, Green Innovation, Innovation Policy

Academic Résumé

Since 10/2018
Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research) and at the Munich Graduate School of Economics, LMU Munich, Germany

09/2014 – 06/2016
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics at Maastricht University and Université Catholique de Louvain (Double Degree)

09/2011 – 06/2014
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics and Business Economics at Maastricht University

Professional Experience

02/2018 – 09/2018
Research Assistant, European Centre for International Political Economy, Brussels

09/2017 – 02/2018
Trainee, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

09/2016 – 06/2017
Intern, Chief Economist Unit at the European Patent Office, Munich

10/2014 – 01/2015
Teaching assistant, Maastricht University, Maastricht

07/2014 – 08/2014
Intern, Romanian Competition Council, Bucharest

Publications

Discussion Papers

Rose, Michael; Reinsone, Sanita; Andriushchenko, Maksym; Bartosiak, Marcin; Bobak, Anna; Drury, Luke; Düring, Marten; Figueira, Inês; Gailīte, Elīna; Guimarães Abreu, Lucas; Gutierrez, Irene; Ivashchenko, Oleksandra; Heuckelom, Kris Van; Jaudzema, Justine; Jurikova, Katarina; Knörzer, Johannes; Kutafina, Ekaterina; Kwaśnicki, Mateusz; Lane, Hakan; Ļaksa-Timinska, Ilze; Laschowski, Brokoslaw; Lattu, Annina; Maci, Megi; Mäkinen-Rostedt, Katri; Maryl, Maciej; Meerbeek, Marten van; Morin, Olivier; Mosienko, Valentina; Palou Vilar, Vilar; Pauw, Karen De; Pelepets, Marina; Reinfelds, Matiss; Rujan, Cristina; Santybayeva, Zhanna; Skatova, Anya; Vita, Martin; Weaver, Ieva; Wnuk, Magdalena (2022). #ScienceForUkraine: an Initiative to Support the Ukrainian Academic Community. “3 Months since Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine”, February 26 – May 31, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 22-13.

  • here was an immediate ad-hoc response of the international scientific community to help scholars from universities affected by Russia's war in Ukraine. Official government-backed funding programmes later allowed the ad-hoc help offers to be sustainable and stable. The #ScienceForUkraine initiative is a grass-root initiative that emerged out of the desire to help; initially created as a central database for the worldwide offers for help. Its 133 active volunteers engaged with policy-makers and funding bodies to improve support to the Ukrainian academic community.

    The website scienceforukraine.eu became a central and well-known hub with a general database for help listings but also extensive curated link lists for further help. There were more than 120k visits in the past three months, 12k of which are reportedly from Ukraine. #ScienceForUkraine has many active country groups that flexibly respond to needs in their geographic area. Collecting information, creating posters for border stations, mentoring, consulting on how to organise transfers, and engaging with policy makers are some of the tasks performed by members.

    #ScienceForUkraine is active on all major social networks to be in touch with both the Western academic community (primarily Twitter and LinkedIn) and the Ukrainian academic community (mainly Facebook and Telegram); whereas students are reached mostly via Instagram. The initiative fulfils an important function by transmitting information from one sphere to the other. #ScienceForUkraine recorded well over 2,600 support listings (one listing may be directed at several scholars). 15% of these were offered by German institutions (410), followed by French (227) and Polish (183) institutions.
  • Available at SSRN

Lectures and Talks

20.09.2023
Green Patenting of Top R&D Investors
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Ort: Schloss Ringberg


28.02.2023
Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Frauenchiemsee


13.01.2023
Green Innovation Policies
Green Innovation Seminar
Location: Ringberg Castle


16.09.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EPIP Conference
Location: Cambridge, UK


06.09.2022
Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Bernried


25.08.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EARIE Conference
Location: Vienna, Austria


18.07.2022
Young Innovative Companies
LMU Innovation Workshop
Location: Munich


05.07.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
GEOINNO Conference
Location: Milan, Italy


24.06.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Bavarian Micro Day
Location: Nuremberg


30.04.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
20th GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference
Location: online


11.04. – 14.04.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Ohlstadt


20.01.2022
Cumulative Innovation and Spillovers
Advanced Seminar in Economics & Policy: Economics of Innovation (TU München), Guest Lecture
Location: Munich (online)


13.01.2022
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
TIME Seminar (TU Munich), Research Seminar
Ort: Munich (online)


02.12.2021
Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Ringberg Castle


29.09.2021
Delving into Green Innovation
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Feldkirchen-Westerham


10.06.2021
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation, Shaping Globalization – Economic Consequences and Policy Responses
International Workshop for Early Career Economists (Mainz)
Location: Mainz (online)


24.03.2021
Taxation and Markets for Technology
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Munich (online)


18.12.2020
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
RISE3  3rd Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop
Location: Munich (online)


09.09.2020
Steps Forward. Research in Time of COVID19
Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Location: Munich (online)


29.06.2020
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Innovation Workshop, LMU
Location: Munich


20.02.2020
Idea Pitch: Multinational Firms and Innovation Strategies
Paper Reading Workshop
Location: Munich


25.05.2019
Multinational Firms and Innovation Strategies
Competition and Innovation Summer School
Location: Ulcinj, Montenegro