Dr. Michael Hickfang


Curriculum Vitae:

  • 10/2016 - 09/2019 research associate at the Instutite for Oganisational Economics, University of Münster (Professor Dr. Alexander Dilger)
  • 04/2016 - 09/2016 research associate at the Chair for International Management and Corporate Strategy, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (PD Dr. Benjamin Balsmeier)
  • 04/2014 - 03/2016 studies of International Economics and Management with focus on economics and econometrics, University of Paderborn, Degree: Master of Science
  • 10/2010 - 03/2014 studies of Business Administration and Economics, University of Paderborn, Degree: Bachelor of Science


Research interests: Economics of innovation, economics of sports



Article in Refereed Journals:

Working Papers:


  • WK ORG Workshop 2019, Münster, Germany: Michael Hickfang, Ulrike Holder: The Impact of FAS 123R on Risk-Taking: Founder CEOs and Innovation.
  • DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Denmark: Michael Hickfang, Ulrike Holder: The Impact of FAS 123R on Risk-Taking: Founder CEOs and Innovation
  • Competition and Innovation Summer School 2017, Cala Liberotto/Orosei, Italy: Benjamin Balsmeier, Dirk Czarnitzki, Michael Hickfang: Market Value and Inventor Human Capital.  
  • Internationaler Doktoranden-Workshop „Personal-, Bildungs- und Organisationsökonomik“ 2015, Augsburg, Germany. Michael Hickfang, Benjamin Balsmeier, Bernd Frick: How Foreign Talent Influences Local Co-Workers.


Referee for:

  • International Journal of Sport Finance, VHB