Cristina Rujan, M.Sc.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-567

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


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 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

Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar
Location: Chiemsee

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EPIP Conference
Location: Cambridge

Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar
Location: Bernried

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
EARIE Conference
Location: Vienna

Young Innovative Companies
LMU Innovation Workshop
Location: Munich

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
GEOINNO Conference
Location: Milan

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Bavarian Micro Day
Location: Nürnberg

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

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation
Research Seminar
Location: Ohlstadt

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

01. – 04.12.2021
Young Innovative Companies
Research Seminar
Location: Schloss Ringberg

Delving into Green Innovation
Research Seminar
Location: Feldkirchen-Westerham

11. – 12.06.2021
Multinational Firms and Global Innovation, Shaping Globalization – Economic Consequences and Policy Responses
International Workshop for Early Career Economists (Mainz)
Location: online

Taxation and Markets for Technology
Research Seminar
Location: online

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

Steps Forward. Research in Time of COVID19
Research Seminar
Location: online

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

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

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