Associate Professor, Economics
Christian Helmers is an associate professor of economics at the Leavey School of Business. He joined the economics department in the Winter of 2014 as an assistant professor.
Professor Helmers’ scholarship has appeared in journals such as The Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and Quantitative Economics. His research focuses on innovation, law and economics in particular intellectual property, and the economics of digitization.
Professor Helmers came to Santa Clara from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid where he was an Assistant Professor. Prior to that, he worked as a research economist at the London School of Economics. He has been a visiting research scholar at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. He has been involved in policy related work for various organizations including WIPO, the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Intellectual Property Office, the Chilean Intellectual Property Office (INAPI), and the International Trade Center UNCTAD/WTO.
Professor Helmers earned his B.A. in Economics from HEC University of Lausanne, and his M.Sc. in Economics for Development, as well as his DPhil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.
My Precious! The Location and Diffusion of Scientific Research: Evidence from the Synchrotron Diamond Light Source
Christian Helmers and Henry Overman
The Economic Journal 127 (604), pp 2006-40, September 2017
Christian Helmers, Katrin Cremers, Max Ernicke, Fabian Gaessler, Dietmar Harhoff, Luke McDonagh, Paula Schliessler, and Nicolas van Zeebroeck
European Journal of Law and Economics 44(1), pp 1–44, August 2017
Christian Helmers, Manasa Patnam and Raghavendra Rau,
Journal of Banking and Finance 80, pp 51-70, July 2017
Christian Helmers, Andrea Fosfuri, and Catherine Roux
Journal of Legal Studies 46(2), pp. 339 - 369, June 2017
Christian Helmers, Markus Eberhardt, and Zhihong Yu
Oxford Economic Papers 69 (1), pp. 239-262, January 2017