I am a Senior Researcher at the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany. In my research, I study the role of incentives for innovation and the influence of innovation on firm performance and economic growth. My work is characterized by the combination of unique micro data, econometric analysis, and methodological advancements. I am particularly interested in policy evaluation, patent indicators, productivity, and import competition.


With a strong empirical focus on China and its rise in the global economy, I maintain a critical understanding of the data-generating process and institutions in China. Based on my research I provided policy advisory, for example to the World Bank and the German Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation. I stayed with Peking University for two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor and I am a Research Affiliate with IZA - Institute of Labor Economics and a Fellow with Tsinghua University.



Factor changes in research productivity and R&D efforts

Private real R&D investments LMEs per real GDP

PCT applications and national technological capacities

ISR indices by technology area

philipp.boeing@zew.de                                          ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
                                                                                 Department for Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

                                                                                 L 7, 1, 68161 Mannheim, Germany