PD Dr. Mirko Titze

PD Dr. Mirko Titze
Aktuelle Position

seit 4/14

Leiter des Zentrums für evidenzbasierte Politikberatung (IWH-CEP)

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 1/13

Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Die Leistungsfähigkeit von Unternehmen und Regionen: Bestimmungsfaktoren und Evaluation industriepolitischer Maßnahmen

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 7/06

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Abteilung Strukturwandel und Produktivität

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Konvergenz regionaler Wirtschaftsentwicklung (Fokus Ostdeutschland, neue Mitglieder der EU)
  • Wirksamkeit von Instrumenten der Wirtschaftsförderung

Mirko Titze ist seit Juli 2006 Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Strukturwandel und Produktivität. Im Jahr 2010 wurde er zum Senior Economist ernannt. Er leitet die Forschungsgruppe „Die Leistungsfähigkeit von Unternehmen und Regionen: Bestimmungsfaktoren und Evaluation industriepolitischer Maßnahmen“. Darüber hinaus leitet Mirko Titze das Zentrum für evidenzbasierte Politikberatung am IWH (IWH-CEP).

Mirko Titze studierte und promovierte an der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg und habilitierte an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Von 2011 bis 2013 übernahm er eine dreisemestrige Lehrstuhlvertretung des Fachgebiets Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Raumwirtschaftspolitik (vormals Professor Dr. Franz-Josef Bade) an der Fakultät Raumplanung der Technischen Universität Dortmund.

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Publikationen

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On the Simultaneity Bias in the Relationship Between Risk Attitudes, Entry into Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Survival

Matthias Brachert Walter Hyll Mirko Titze

in: Applied Economics Letters , Nr. 7, 2017

Abstract

We consider the simultaneity bias when examining the effect of individual risk attitudes on entrepreneurship. We demonstrate that entry into self-employment is related to changes in risk attitudes. We further show that these changes are correlated with the probability to remain in entrepreneurship.

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Benchmark Value-added Chains and Regional Clusters in R&D-intensive Industries

Mirko Titze Reinhold Kosfeld

in: International Regional Science Review , im Erscheinen

Abstract

Although the phase of euphoria seems to be over, policy makers and regional agencies have maintained their interest in cluster policy. Modern cluster theory provides reasons for positive external effects that may accrue from interaction in a group of proximate enterprises operating in common and related fields. Although there has been some progress in locating clusters, in most cases only limited knowledge on the geographical extent of regional clusters has been established. In the present article, we present a hybrid approach to cluster identification. Dominant buyer–supplier relationships are derived by qualitative input–output analysis from national input–output tables, and potential regional clusters are identified by spatial scanning. This procedure is employed to identify clusters of German research and development-intensive industries. A sensitivity analysis reveals good robustness properties of the hybrid approach with respect to variations in the quantitative cluster composition.

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Mapping Potentials for Input-Output Based Innovation Flows in Industrial Clusters – An Application to Germany

Mirko Titze Matthias Brachert Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch

in: Economic Systems Research , Nr. 4, 2016

Abstract

Our paper pursues two aims: first, it presents an approach based on input–output innovation flow matrices to study intersectoral innovation flows within industrial clusters. Second, we apply this approach to the identification of structural weaknesses in East Germany relative to the western part of the country. The case of East Germany forms an interesting subject because while its convergence process after unification began promisingly in the first half of the 1990s, convergence has since slowed down. The existing gap can now be traced mainly to structural weaknesses in the East German economy, such as the absence of strong industrial cluster structures. With this in mind, we investigate whether East Germany does in fact reveal the abovementioned structural weaknesses. Does East Germany possess fewer industrial clusters? Are they less connected? Does East Germany lack specific clusters that are also important for the non-clustered part of the economy?

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Arbeitspapiere

Related Variety, Unrelated Variety and Regional Functions: A spatial panel approach

Matthias Brachert Alexander Kubis Mirko Titze

in: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography , 2013

Abstract

The paper presents estimates for the impact of related variety, unrelated variety and the functions a region performs in the production process on regional employment growth in Germany. We argue that regions benefit from the existence of related activities that facilitate economic development. Thereby the sole reliance of the related and unrelated variety concept on standard industrial classifications (SIC) remains debatable. We offer estimations for establishing that conceptual progress can be made when the focus of analysis goes beyond solely considering industries. We develop an industry-function based approach of related and unrelated variety and test our hypothesis by the help of spatial panel approach. Our findings suggest that related variety as same as unrelated variety facilitate regional employment growth in Germany. However, the drivers behind these effects do differ. While the positive effect of related variety is driven by high degrees of relatedness in the regional “R&D” and “White-Collar”-functions, the effects of unrelated variety are spurred by “Blue Collar”-functions in this period.

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Identifying the Effects of Place-based Policies – Causal Evidence from Germany

Eva Dettmann Matthias Brachert Mirko Titze

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere , Nr. 18, 2016

Abstract

The German government provides discretionary investment grants to structurally weak regions to reduce regional disparities. We use a regression discontinuity design that exploits an exogenous discrete jump in the probability of receiving investment grants to identify the causal effects of the investment grant on regional outcomes. We find positive effects for regional gross value-added and productivity growth, but no effects for employment and gross wage growth.

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Does Proximity Matter in the Choice of Partners in Collaborative R&D Projects? – An Empirical Analysis of Granted Projects in Germany

Mirko Titze Philipp Marek Ulrich Blum Clemens Fuhrmeister

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere , Nr. 12, 2014

Abstract

This paper contributes to the discussion on the importance of physical distance in the emergence of cross-region collaborative Research and Development (R&D) interactions. The proximity theory, and its extensions, is used as a theoretical framework. A spatial interaction model for count data was implemented for the empirical analysis of German data from the period from 2005 to 2010. The results show that all tested proximity measurements (geographical, cognitive, social and institutional proximity) have a significant positive influence on collaboration intensity. The proximity paradox, however, cannot be confirmed for geographical, social and institutional proximity, but for cognitive proximity.

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