Simone Monique Keunen is an associate analyst on the Innovation and Technology
Policy team of RAND Europe. Her research background is in competition and innovation
policy, industrial organisation, public finance and international trade. Keunen's
research involves a range of areas, including intellectual property rights, mergers in
two-sided markets and the role of state aid in the Dutch export credit insurance market.
For her work on patent thickets, she won the 2009 Tilburg Law and Economics Innovation,
Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Grant.
Her previous work experiences include positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tilburg
University and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. Her
experiences in international development include her work for UNICEF, and her
participation in the Future Leader program in India involving social entrepreneurship.
Keunen received her M.Phil. and M.Sc. in economics from Tilburg University in the
Netherlands. She received a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences (magna cum laude) from
University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, specializing in economics, law and
theater. She also attended the Copenhagen Business Summer School and the Jerusalem Summer
School in Economic Theory at the Institute for Advanced Studies.
Mergers in Two-Sided Markets
Intellectual Property Rights
Patent thickets exist and given the current developments, they continue to persist. Patent thickets enable...