Research interests: Innovation, Strategy, R&D Policy, Causal Inference
Current Research Projects
“Causal Machine Learning and Business Decision Making” (with Jermain Kaminski and Carla Schmitt, submitted for publication)
“Causal Inference and Data-Fusion in Econometrics” (with Elias Bareinboim)
“Double Machine Learning and Bad Controls — A Cautionary Tale” (with Beyers Louw and Itamar Caspi)
“Nonfinancial and Temporal Preferences: How Family Owners’ Transgenerational Intentions Shape Innovation Spending” (with Yannick Bammens and Petra Andries, Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Management Studies)
“The effect of publicly co-funded industry-science collaboration on scientific production” (with Cindy Lopes-Bento and Maikel Pellens, submitted for publication)
“Can They See Us? Ecological Community Logics, Identifiable Business Ownership, and Green Innovation as a Company Response” (with Yannick Bammens, submitted for publication)
“On the Nuisance of Control Variables in Regression Analysis” (with Beyers Louw)
“That’s a lot to PROCESS! Pitfalls of Popular Path Models” (with Julia Rohrer, Ruben Arslan and Malte Elson, submitted for publication)
 Bammens, Y., Hünermund, P. (2021). How Midsize Companies Can Compete in AI. Harvard Business Review, September.
 Hamstra, M. R. W., Schreurs, B., Jawahar, I. M., Laurijssen, L. M., Hünermund, P. (2021). Manager narcissism and employee silence: A socio‐analytic theory perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94(1): 29–54.
 Boeing, P., Hünermund, P. (2020). A global decline in research productivity? Evidence from China and Germany. Economics Letters, 197.
 Bammens, Y., Hünermund, P. (2020). Nonfinancial considerations in eco‐innovation decisions: The role of family ownership and reputation concerns. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 37(5): 431–453.
FFI Best Quantitative Paper Award at European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2018 Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland
 Andries, P., Hünermund, P. (2020). Firm-level effects of staged investments in innovation: The moderating role of resource availability. Research Policy, 49(7).
 Czarnitzki, D., Hünermund, P., and Moshgbar, N. (2020). Public Procurement of Innovation: Evidence from a German Legislative Reform. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 71.
 Hünermund, P., Czarnitzki, D. (2019). Innovation Policy and Causality. ifo DICE Report 4 / 2019 (Winter): Innovation Policy, 3–6.
 Hünermund, P., and Czarnitzki, D. (2019). Estimating the Causal Effect of R&D Subsidies in a Pan-European Program. Research Policy, 48(1): 115–124.
 Hünermund P. (2017). Do Most Companies Even Try to Innovate Anymore?. Harvard Business Review, April.
 Hünermund, P. (2021). Herausforderungen für die Innovationspolitik. In Frenzel, M., Machnig, M., Zenke, I. (Hg.). Post Coronomics — Neue Ideen für Markt, Staat und Unternehmen. Bonn, Germany: Dietz.
Hünermund, P., Schmidt-Dengler, P., and Takahashi Y. (2014). Entry and Shakeout in Dynamic Oligopoly. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 14-116.