Main research interests
- Regional and Sectoral Structural Change
- Innovation and Higher Education in China
- Institutional Change in China
- Foreign Direct Investment
- European Integration
- Institutional Economics
Frank Bickenbach studied economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). He obtained the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt (MSc in Economics equivalent) from the University of Bonn in 1990. From 1991 to 1993 he was a research associate at the University of Bonn, Department of Economics. He joined the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 1993. Currently, he is Deputy Head of Research Area “Global Division of Labor” and a Senior Researcher of Research Area “Knowledge Creation and Growth”. His recent research focuses on innovation and growth in China, sectoral and regional structural change and foreign direct investment.