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Michael Rose is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town.

He specialises in the science of science: How can we improve science as a whole? Important aspects he studies include collaboration, migration, career choice and journal policies.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition


  • 2018 
    University of Cape Town, PhD / Economics
  • 2015 
    Kiel University, MSc / Economics
  • 2012 
    University of Jena, BSc / Business and Economics


  • 2022
    Discussants, Research Policy
  • 2022
    Small World: Narrow, Wide and Long Replication of Goyal, Van Der Leij and Moraga-González (JPE 2006) and a Comparison of Econlit and Scopus, Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • 2022
    Addressing the needs of Ukrainian scholars at risk, Nature Human Behavior
  • 2021
    What 5,000 Acknowledgements Tell Us About Informal Collaboration in Financial Economics, Research Policy
  • 2021
    The Rise of Multiple Institutional Affiliations, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Economic and legal analysis of innovation and competition processes
    Funding Source:
    European Patent Office
  • 2017
    Murray-Jelks Scholarship for International Travel
    Stipend Holder
    Funding Source:
    University of Capetown

Professional Memberships

  • Econometric Society
  • European Economic Association
  • European Association of Labour Economists
  • Verein für Socialpolitik