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Dr Dennis Verhoeven

Dr Dennis Verhoeven


Expertise: economics of innovation, economics of science, quantitative methods


Dennis received his PhD at the Faculty of Business and Economics at KU Leuven in 2016. Prior to joining the CEP as a research officer, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at KU Leuven and was a visiting scholar at Duke University. At LSE, he works with prof. Ralf Martin on the Horizon 2020 project ‘WATSON Innovation Analytics’. During his time as a PhD student and post-doc, he worked on the project ‘Radical Innovation’ (with prof. Reinhilde Veugelers) and the 'Chair for Belgian Business Champions’ (with prof. Luc Sels and prof. Bart Van Looy). He also co-developed the Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) ‘Principles of Economics for Scientists’ in the light of the EU-funded IBIS project.

Dr Dennis Verhoeven's current areas of research are:

  • Broadly speaking, Dennis’ research interests lie in the area of economics of innovation and science. His dissertation focuses on measuring and analyzing technological novelty using patent-based indicators. Furthermore, it explores the relationship between the knowledge composition in teams and breakthrough innovation outcomes. More recent work focuses on the impact of knowledge disclosure and industry-science links on radically novel technological outcomes, as well as on spillovers by individual scientists.