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Amma Serwaah

Amma Serwaah

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Amma, a Ghanaian citizen, holds a Master's degree in economic theory from the Toulouse School of Economics and a Bachelor's in mathematics applied to social sciences from Dartmouth College, USA. 

Her previous work experience includes project management on a cell phone literacy initiative based in Dakar, Senegal and internships with Barclays Bank and an international microfinance organisation.

Her resarch interests broadly fall within international economics and applied microeconometrics. She is fluent in English and can make herself understood in French.

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Working Paper

A flexible, scaleable approach to the international patent 'name game'

A flexible, scaleable approach to the international patent 'name game'

The inventors in PATSTAT are often duplicates: the same person or company may be split into multiple entries in PATSTAT, each associated to different patents. In this paper, we address this problem with an algorithm that efficiently de-duplicates the data.

By: Mark Huberty, Amma Serwaah and Georg Zachmann Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 28, 2014
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A scaleable approach to emissions-innovation record linkage

A scaleable approach to emissions-innovation record linkage

PATSTAT has patent applications as its focus. This means it lacks information on the applicants and/or the inventors. In order to have more information on the applicants, we link PATSTAT to the CITL database.

By: Mark Huberty, Amma Serwaah and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 28, 2014
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When and how to support renewables? Letting the data speak

When and how to support renewables? Letting the data speak

Low-carbon energy technologies are pivotal for decarbonising our economies up to 2050 while ensuring secure and affordable energy. Consequently, innovation that reduces the cost of low-carbon energy would play an important role in reducing transition costs. We assess the two most prominent innovation policy instruments (i) public research, development and demonstration (RD&D) subsidies and (ii) public deployment policies.

By: Georg Zachmann, Amma Serwaah and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 5, 2014
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European Emission trading - A blueprint for a countercyclical policy without teeth

Carbon emissions have been falling, but perhaps not for the most sustainable reasons. The graphs below show volumes of carbon emissions produced by the European industrial sector.

By: Georg Zachmann and Amma Serwaah Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 11, 2013