Dr. Robert Gold

Deputy head

Topics: Digitalization, Globalization, Innovation and Competition


Main research interests

  • Political economy of globalization and technological change
  • Economics of Digitalization
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

In October 2012, I joined the Research Area “Innovation and International Competition” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Previously, I worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena. During that time, I spent two semesters as visiting scholar at the Indiana University in Bloomington. I am also affiliated with the CESifo research network, and I am member of the Standing Committee on Regional Economics of the German Economic Association.

My research is on innovation economics, digitalization, political economy, and entrepreneurship. I am particularly interested in endogenous location factors in the context of globalization, digitalization effects on firm performance and entrepreneurship, and the political economy of globalization and technological change. Usually, I employ quasi-experimental research designs and micro-econometric techniques to answer research questions of general interest, but with distinct policy relevance.