Monique Newiak
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Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. oec. publ.)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
(June 2012)
Essays on the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Development, Growth and Innovation (summa cum laude)
Visiting scholar
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
(09/2010 – 09/2011)
M.A. in Economics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
(08/2007 – 05/2008), GPA: 4.0
University of Potsdam, Germany
(10/2003 – 09/2008)
Visiting student:
St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance
, Russia
(fall 2006)

Research Interests

International Economics, Development, and Growth
Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
Monetary Economics


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship (2010 – 2011)
Warsaw International Economic Meeting best paper award(2010)
“LMUexcellent” mentoring program (2010 – present)
German Research Foundation scholarship (2008 – 2011) scholarship (2008 – present)
German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Dt. Volkes) scholarship (2007 – 2008)
Foundation of the German Economy (Stiftung der Dt. Wirtschaft) scholarship (2004 – 2008)
German Academic Exchange Service Grant (2003)
German Academic Exchange Service St. Petersburg Dialogue Best Exam Award(2003)

Working Papers

Imitation and Innovation Driven Development under Imperfect Intellectual Property Rights (with Christian Lorenczik), forthcoming: EER (PDF, 475kb, opens in new window)
Intellectual Property Rights as Development Determinants (with Theo Eicher), forthcoming: CJE (PDF, 228kb, opens in new window)
The Instability in the Monetary Policy Reaction Function and the Estimation of Monetary Policy Shocks (with Kundan Kishor, PDF, 448kb, external link opens in new window)
Robust FDI determinants, parameter heterogeneity and IPRs (with Christian Lorenczik)
Audit statements with Dollar Unit Sampling – a Comparison of Error Projection Methods Potsdam: University Monograph (in German: "Prüfungsurteile mit Dollar Unit Sampling")

Research in Progress

What determines long-run growth in developed and developing countries?

Endogenous intellectual property rights, innovation, and learning from imitation

Teaching Experience

01/2009 – 08/2012
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Seminar: Policy Reactions to the Financial Crisis (summer/fall 2009)
Seminar: Labor Economics (winter/spring 2009)
T.A.: Macroeconomics I (spring 2009, 2010 and 2012; fall 2011)
08/2007 – 05/2008
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
T.A.: Econ 104 Principles of Macroeconomics (spring 2008)
T.A.: Econ 100 Introductory Economics (fall 2007)
10/2004 – 07/2007
University of Potsdam, Germany
T.A.: Mathematics for Economists I (fall 2004, fall 2005)
T.A.: Mathematics for Economists II (spring 2005, 2006 & 2007, fall 2006)


01/2007 – 04/2007
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG WPG, Berlin, Germany
03/2005 – 04/2005
Belarusian Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers “Prof. Kunjawski“, Minsk, Belarus
08/2004 – 09/2004
Belarusian Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers “Prof. Kunjawski“, Minsk, Belarus

Referee Activity

European Economic Review, Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis

Conference and Seminar Presentations

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, USA), University of Washington (Seattle, USA) Midwest Economic Association Conference 2011 (St. Louis, USA), Southwestern Society of Economists 2011 conference (Houston, USA)
University of Washington (Seattle, USA), Warsaw International Economics Meeting 2011 (Warsaw, Poland), European Workshop in Macroeconomics (Munich, Germany), 3rd International PhD Conference in Economics (Athens, Greece), 9th BGPE Research Workshop (Nuremberg, Germany), several seminar presentations at the LMU Munich
EDGE Jamboree (Aix-en-Provence, France), several seminar presentations at the LMU Munich


German (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent)