Hey, I´m

Daniel Kupka.

Here is what I can do for you. 

Policy Analysis & Development

Scope out options for reform agendas, and delve deeply into an policy issue to identify and assess alternative responses to policy and economic challenges.

Policy Evaluation

Conduct robust quantitative and qualitative analysis, grounded in proven evaluation methodologies, to produce well-evidenced findings and practical policy recommendations.

Big Data Analysis

Provide research studies and economic analyses across different industries and sectors using large datasets to uncover patterns of innovation-related activities.  

Here is what I´ve done so far.

Economic Consultant and Entrepreneur

Since 02/14

Various locations, currently Düsseldorf/Germany

As a freelance consultant, I drafted reports for the OECD, Industry Canada and other stakeholders.  Besides I launched theconfab.club, an expert panel on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy to explore the extent to which selected experts agree or disagree on specific public policy issues. 


Apart from freelance work, I write regualary about personal finance topics using web analytics data sources on my blog finantio and operate a chatbot service for SMEs.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Economist at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, 08/2010-2/2014 

Paris, France

I was lucky enough to join a great team at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry after university graduation. During these 3 1/2 years, I analysed technology and innovation policies and a range of microeconomic topics, among others, on university/business strategies for R&D and green innovation. I also helped to coordinate and advise OECD´s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy, which is made up of senior government officials responsible for science, technology and innovationBeyond having provided contributions to several OECD publications (e.g. Commercialising Public Research: New Trends and Strategies (pdf)), I presented findings and strategic recommendations at a variety of forums, amongst others, at international expert workshops and conferences. 

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Master of Science in the Economics of Science and Innovation, earned July 2010 

Barcelona, Spain

I'm grateful for one year at these wonderful university and city. I was able to experience at first hand how innovation at public and private organisations emerges as well as the factors that drive or inhibit the development of technological and non-technological innovation. Amongst others, I drafted mock patent applications, wrote a commercialisation plan for a university invention, conducted cost-benefit analysis and gained insights into various innovation management processes. 

Royal Holloway, University of London

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, earned July 2009 

London, UK

Royal Holloway was there I was able to deepen my understanding of the principles of economics including quantitative techniques and research methods relevant for policy evaluation. 

Ruhr University

Bachelor of Science in Geography, earned August 2008 

Bochum, Germany

I developed an understanding on the variety of ways in which social, economic, and other relevant determinants are intertwined and inderpendent in order to stimulate local economic growth. At this time, I became in particular interested in the role that local and regional agencies can play in fostering local economic development. As such, I examined the impact of a start-up and technology centre for the emerging health industry in the region. In my bachelor thesis I evaluated a federally-funded policy scheme to support biotech clusters in several German regions (pdf in German). 

PCG - Project Consult

Research Assistant, 03/2008-07/2008

Essen, Germany

I interned at a private consultancy to gain work experience and to aquire further knowledge in my fields of interest. My main task was to perform cluster analysis of different coal mining communes with respects to their development potential. I also evaluated statistical data and assisted in the preparation and evaluation of expert interviews.

Association of German Engineers (VDI)

Research Assistant at the Division of Research, Technology and Innovation, 07/2007-09/2007

Düsseldorf, Germany

I undertook a three month–long work placement at the VDI (Association of German Engineers), Europe’s biggest association.  My tasks were mainly concerned with performing web-based research on economic and technological trends. 

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