Marco is currently working as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Jena in 2015.
By applying experimental economics methods, Marco pursues projects at the intersection of innovation research, behavioral economics, law and economics and personnel economics. His work in innovation research ranges from the role of incentives for creativity to the institutional design of patent examination processes. It includes a RCT on the effect of innovation vouchers for innovation activities of small and medium-sized entities in the UK.