Frank Bickenbach

Deputy head

Topics: Foreign Direct Investments, Innovation and Competition, Europe, China


Main research interests

  • Structural Change
  • Institutional Economics
  • Innovation in China
  • EU-China relations
  • Foreign Direct Investment

Frank Bickenbach studied economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (degree: Diplom-Volkswirt) and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He joined the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 1993. Currently, he is Deputy Head of Research Center “International Trade and Investment” and a Senior Researcher of Research Center “Innovation and International Competition”. His research focuses on foreign direct investment, innovation and structural change with a focus on China and the EU.