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© Florian Spring

I am currently a full-time research fellow at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) working in the department for economics and data analytics, and a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Neuchâtel. My overall research interests lie in topics related to intellectual property rights, innovation, applied econometrics and creative industries. 

The overall objective of my research is to provide robust empirical evidence to inform latest policy discussions. To achieve this, I devote significant time and creativity to novel data collection and the econometric analysis. My data gathering process typically involves building web-crawlers and other tools to compile comprehensive datasets for research purposes. Ideally, I aim to make both the data and data collection process publicly available and thoroughly documented.

Next, I select an appropriate empirical framework to apply up-to-date econometric methods to answer the research questions. Preference is given to quasi-natural experiments, such as regression discontinuity designs, differences-in-differences models or event-studies, to describe causal effects.

Overall, my research approach is focused on providing insightful and interdisciplinary analyses to different policy debates. Therefore, my ongoing research involves collaborations with scholars from i.a. cultural economics, data science, law, and economics. Feel free to reach out for collaborations.

World Intellectual Property Organization (NB), 34, chemin des Colombettes, CH-1211 Geneva. 

University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Economic Research, A.-L. Breguet 2, CH-2000, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.