Department of Strategy and Innovation


Room: KIL/14.A-2.68

Thomas Rønde holds a professorship in innovation and entrepreneurship. He did his Ph.D. at University Pompeu Fabra (Spain) in 1999 and has previously held positions at University of Copenhagen and University of Mannheim.  His primary research interests are innovation, organizational economics, and competition policy. Thomas Rønde has published in leading field journals across various fields like Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Management Science, and Review of Financial Studies.

Primary research areas
  • Industrial organization and competition policy
  • R&D competition and management of technology
Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Industrial Organization (HA(mat.))
  • Konkurrenceret og Industriøkonomi (HA(jur.))

Other teaching activities

Selected publications
  • Fosfuri, A., M. Motta, and T. Rønde: Foreign Direct Investments and Spillovers through Workers’ Mobility. In: Journal of International Economics, February 2001, 53, p. 205-222.
  • Holthausen, C. and T. Rønde: Regulating Access to International Large-Value Payment Systems. In: The Review of Financial Studies, Winter 2002, 15, p. 1561-1586.
  • Arora, A., A. Fosfuri, and T. Rønde: Managing Licensing in Markets for Technology. In: Management Science, Vol. 59, no. 5, 5.2013, p. 1092-1106.
  • Henkel, J., T. Rønde, and M. Wagner: And the Winner is - Acquired : Entrepreneurship as a Contest Yielding Radical Innovations. In: Research Policy, March 2015, 44, no. 2, p. 295–310.
  • Kaiser, U., H.C. Kongsted, and T. Rønde: Does the mobility of R&D labor increase innovation? In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2015, 110, p. 91–105.
Publications sorted by:
Marc Bourreau; Cristina Caffarra; Zhijun Chen; Chongwoo Choe; Gregory S. Crawford; Tomaso Duso; Christos Genakos; Paul Heidhues; Martin Peitz; Thomas Rønde; Monika Schnitzer; Nicolas Schutz; Michelle Sovinsky; Giancarlo Spagnolo; Otto Toivanen; Tommaso Valletti; Thibaud Vergé / Google/Fitbit Will Monetise Health Data and Harm Consumers
London : Centre for Economic Policy Research 2020, 13 p. (CEPR Policy Insight, No. 107)
Working paper
Jens Leth Hougaard; Thomas Rønde / Benchmarking af fjernvarmesektoren
Frederiksberg : Dansk Energi 2018, 13 p.
Niels Vestergaard; Thomas Rønde; Virpi Kristina Tuunainen; Tooraj Jamasb; Sally Dibb; Marie-Thérèse Claes; Friederike Wall / Evaluation of the Social Sciences in Norway : Report from Panel 6 – Economic-administrative Research Area.
Lysaker : Forskningsrådet 2018, 246 p.
Report > peer review
Joachim Henkel; Thomas Rønde / High Risk or Low Cost : Dichotomous Choices of R&D Strategy by Startups in Markets for Technology.
Paper presented at DRUID18 Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Ashish Arora; Andrea Fosfuri; Thomas Rønde / Waiting for the Payday? : The Market for Startups and the Timing of Entrepreneurial Exit.
London : Centre for Economic Policy Research 2018, 35 p. (Centre for Economic Policy Research. Discussion Papers, No. DP12724) (National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Paper Series, No. 24350)
Working paper
Joachim Henkel; Thomas Rønde; Marcus Wagner / And the Winner is - Acquired : Entrepreneurship as a Contest Yielding Radical Innovations.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2015, p. 295-310
Journal article > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Thomas Rønde / Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation?
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 110, 2.2015, p. 91-105
Journal article > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; Susan J. Mendez; Thomas Rønde; Hannes Ullrich / Drug Pricing Reforms : The Danish Experience.
In: European Pharmaceutical Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2015, p. 18-19
Journal article > peer review
Martin Ruckes; Thomas Rønde / Dynamic Incentives in Organizations : Success and Inertia.
In: Manchester School, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2015, p. 475-497
Journal article > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Thomas Rønde / Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation?
Mannheim : ZEW 2014, 34 p. (ZEW Discussion Papers, No. 14-115)
Working paper
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Academic Interests

Research Projects
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2018 Divisionsforeningen Competition policy advice
2018, 2019 Icelandic Competition Authority Competition policy advice
2018 Danica Pension Competition policy advice
2018 Dansk Energi Analysis
2018, 2019, 2020 Erhvervsstyrelsen Analysis
2019, 2020 Eniig Competition policy advice
2019, 2020 Kulturministeriet Analysis