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School of Business and Management

Dr Georg von Graevenitz


Reader in Quantitative Methods; Programme Director for MSc Business Analytics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6480
Room Number: Room 4.12, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am






  • BUSM147: Strategic Analysis
  • BUSM160: Experiments for Business and Analytics



Research Interests:

Economics and Management of Innovation / Intellectual Property Rights Entrepreneurship / Empirical Industrial Organization, Competition Policy

My research focuses on intellectual property rights, innovation and entrepreneurship. I have been involved for some time in the development of empirical research involving trade mark data which were largely neglected by economists until very recently. Next to my research I provide analysis for national and international organizations.

Publications include papers on licensing in the semiconductor industry, measurement of patent thickets and entrepreneurship education. I have also worked on competition policy.  My current research interests are on brand value, the interaction of R&D and marketing, the effects of intellectual property protection on competition, entrepreneurship education and business angels.

Advisory experience includes advising competition and regulatory authorities and international organizations (including European Commission, WIPO, EPO, IPO UK). My work spans a range of industries including social networking, the semiconductor and telecommunications industries, the pharmaceuticals industry, sports rights, trade fairs and the package tour industry with advice covering mergers, market investigations and the effects of patent and trade mark protection in Europe.

Outside of Queen Mary I am affiliated to the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) at UEA, CREATe and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.

Centre and Group Membership:



Papers in journals with review processes


Chapters and monographs

  • Innovation, Information and the Networked Economy , Unit 20 in The Economy with Wendy Carlin, Diane Coyle and Sam Bowles. The Economy is an open-access, interactive ebook-based course for anyone interested in learning about the economy and economics.


Working papers


Commissioned reports



  • R script to download data from Google trends

Grants, Contracts and Awards:

  • Assessing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court - ESRC grant under Knowledge Exchange Opportunities, (P.I.), 2015-2016
    Co-applicants: D. Zizzo, C. Hanretty; Partners: IPO UK, MPI IC and ZEW
  • Valuing Intangibles: Ranking Brands, Measuring Trade Mark Use - ESRC grant under the Google Data Analytics Social Science Research call, (P.I.), 2013-2014
    Co-applicant: C. Helmers
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at University College London (2002 – 2003)

Public Engagement

Professional Activities

In January 2022, I took up a role on the advisory board for a large grant program in Germany. This program is call T!Raum and it is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The main webpage for the program is in German.

President of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP)  association (2014 - 2015) and local organizer of the 2014 conference


Outside the school: CCP, CREATe, OIPRC




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