People  |  09/16/2022

Assistant Professorship at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) for Fabian Gaessler

Fabian Gaessler, so far Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, joined the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona as Assistant Professor (tenure track) on 15 September 2022. His research and teaching focus on innovation and strategy.

Fabian Gaessler at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona
Dr. Fabian Gaessler

He works at the intersection of innovation and strategic management with particular focus on intellectual property rights, knowledge production, and technology strategy.

Fabian Gaessler has been working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in the Department  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research headed by Dietmar Harhoff. Having joined the Institute already as a doctoral student, Fabian Gaessler has been a member of the research team since the establishment of the economics department in 2013. In 2017, he was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for his thesis “Enforcing and Trading Patents – Evidence for Europe”. The Max Planck Society awards the prize, endowed with EUR 7,500, with the intention to motivate talented junior scientists to pursue a future research career. In 2018 and 2019, Fabian Gaessler served as an interim Professor of Technology Management at the Technical University of Munich.

Fabian Gaessler has published his research results in renowned international journals such as the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Research Policy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Science Advances. Recently, he became member of the advisory board of the “T!Raum” funding initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

His activities at Pompeu Fabra University include research and teaching in the fields of innovation and strategy. He continues to be closely associated with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as an Affiliated Research Fellow.