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School of Business and Management

Dr Georg von Graevenitz


Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods

Telephone: +44(0) 20 7882 6480
Room Number: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.12


Student drop-in and feedback hours
Wednesday 10.30-11.30am


Programme Director:  MSc Business Analytics

First Year Academic Advisor


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.


Within the school: CGR and BERG
Outside the school: CCP, CREATe, OIPRC


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

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)


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