Dr. Moritz Zöllner

Room 5.17
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 943 226
Fax: +49 (0) 3641 943 232
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Main fields of research

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Regional Development
  • Economics of Crime
  • Income Inequality



2015 - 2018 PhD Candidate in Economics at the Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change, DFG-Graduate School "The Economics of Innovative Change", Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2014 - 2015
Research Assistant in the Project "Die Entwicklung der Gründung innovativer Unternehmen in Thüringen im bundesweiten Vergleich" at the Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

M.Sc. Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (with distinction)

Thesis: The Stability of Regional Inventor Networks - An Interregional Comparison

2014 Master in Global Entrepreneurship and Management (Focus: Economics of Innovation) at the Università degli Studi dell'Insubria (with distinction)
2012 B.Sc. Business and Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2010 Studies in Business Administration and Economics in Dublin, Ireland
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Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 



  • Zöllner, Moritz, Michael Fritsch, and Michael Wyrwich (2016): An Evaluation of German Active Labor Market Policies and its Entrepreneurship Promotion.  Jena Economic Research Papers 2016-022, 1-55.

Work in Progress

  • The fluidity of innovation networks (with Michael Fritsch).
  • The relationship between innovation and inequality across space: Evidence for Germany (with Maximilian Goethner).
  • Inequality and crime across space.
  • Inequality, crime, and private demand for security - insights from a German case study (with Wolfgang Bretschneider) 


  • 11/2015: 1st EAEPE RA[X] Networks Workshop Essen, Germany.
  • 01/2016:  3rd Geography of Innovation International Conference 2016, Toulouse, France.
  • 02/2016: Jena Economic Research Workshop. Graduate College “The Economics of Innovative Change”, Jena, Germany.
  • 05/2016: Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography, Jena, Germany.
  • 08/2016: European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Wien, Austria.
  • 03/2017: CGDE Doctoral Workshop, Jena, Germany.




Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Lehrstuhl für Unternehmens-
entwicklung, Innovation und
wirtschaftlichen Wandel
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena



Anja Ladig
Room 5.11

Phone: +49 (0)3641 9-43 230
Fax: +49 (0)3641 9-43 232
E-Mail: uiw.wiwi@uni-jena.de