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Research Fellow


Cornelia's research interests lie in the area of the economics of science and innovation, and most of her research focuses on the performance and career paths of academic researchers and industrial inventors.


Knowledge Exchange: Connecting with the Ivory Tower

Personal background

MA (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena); PhD in Economics (City University, London)

Cornelia Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Selected publications

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. 2017. Fishing for complementaries: Competitive research funding and research productivity. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 51, 1-38.

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. forthcoming. Flying the nest: How the home department shapes researchers' career paths. Studies in Higher Education.

Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Geuna, A. and Lawson, C. 2016. Productivity pay-offs from academic mobility: Should I stay or should I go? Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(1), 91-114. 

Banal-Estanol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Lawson, C. 2015. The double-edged sword of industry collaboration: Evidence from engineering academics in the UK. Research Policy, 44 (6), 1160-1175. 

Geuna, A., Toselli, M., Kataishi, R., Guzman, E., Lawson, C., Fernandez-Zubieta, A. and Barros, B. 2015. SiSOB data extraction and codification: A tool to analyze scientific careers. Research Policy, 44 (9), 1645-1658. 

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Contact details

The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL

Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 6000

View Cornelia Lawson's full profile on the University of Manchester website