Ann Hipp - PhD with top marks at the TU Dresden

On March 4, 2020 Ann Hipp successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Innovation Activities, Policy Support and the Industry Life Cycle" at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Technical University of Dresden.

The cumulative dissertation combines three excellent empirical research papers on the emergence and diffusion of new technologies with a special focus on international industrial dynamics in the solar industry. Ann Hipp has already published one of the papers entitled "Firm survival in complex value chains and global innovation systems: Evidence from solar photovoltaics" in the A-journal "Research Policy".

Ann Hipp studied economics at the TU Dresden, completed research stays at the ifo Institute and the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH), was a research assistant at the University of Mannheim and a member of the junior research group "Knowledge and Technology Transfer" headed by Matthias Geisler at the TU Dresden.  Since June 2019 Ann Hipp has been working as a research assistant (postdoc) in the joint project Mod-Block-GDR in the working group of Jutta Günther at the University of Bremen. In this project she is working on productivity analyses of regions and sectors in an East-West comparison within an evolutionary economics framework.

We congratulate Ann Hipp on her excellent doctoral thesis and wish her continued scientific success!