Research, development and productivity

Research, development, and innovation are directly linked to prosperity and competitiveness of an economy. The key drivers can vary greatly due to the complex interrelationships between R&D expenditure, productivity and growth, different economic structures and productivity development in the regions, like for example between East and West Germany.

On behalf of our clients, we develop concepts for regional innovation clusters, evaluate regional patent activities or examine the growth contribution of investments in research and knowledge capital. Our team has excellent knowledge of growth theory and productivity analysis, which can be applied and extended to various specific questions. In addition, we can draw on our broad experience in the analysis of specific regional innovation systems.


Annual Report on European SMEs 2018/2019Research and development abroad: German companies have similar priorities as at homeThe economic footprint of Huawei in GermanyItaly needs new impetus for growth sectorsThe contribution of biofuels to achieving the 2030 climate objectivesGreek private sector potential remains untappedEconomic impact of public procurement in the aerospace defence sectorInternational review of best practice in the publication of productivity statisticsEnergy system transformation as a central component of a future industrial policyThe number of business start-ups continues to fall in Germany, but not in BerlinThe regional economic importance of the Friedrich Schiller University JenaFounder Index 2016Annual Report on European SMEs 2014/2015Turning point: decoupling CO2 emissions and economic growthCopyright and digitisationEconomic footprint of Novartis GermanyDoes copyright law encourage innovation? An empirical studyOpportunities of digitisation in markets for urban mobility: consumer demands and new providersUniversity as an economic factor in the Free and Hanseatic City of HamburgScience as an economic factor in BremenAnnual Report on European SMEs 2013/2014 – A partial and fragile recoveryRegional innovation systems in comparisonAnnual Report on European SMEs 2012/2013 – A Recovery on the Horizon?TU Darmstadt as an economic factorTo invest or not to invest- Consumer Preferences as Guiding LineThe Power of RetailersTurkey: Success story with uncertain future prospectsGoods Follow Bytes: The Impact of ICT on EU TradeHow to google “Competition”State innovation funding: When it comes to effectiveness, it’s worth taking a second lookTU Berlin as an economic factorThe Berlin-Brandenburg Innovation RegionBerlin-Adlershof location: powerful impetus for the city