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Ilmenau University of Technology
Institute of Economics
Department of Economic Policy

Visitors
Ernst-Abbe-Centre
Ehrenbergstraße
98693 Ilmenau
Room 2230

Postal address
Postfach 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

+49 3677 69-4079
+49 3677 69-4032 (secretariat)
Fax: +49 3677 69-4203
xijie.zhang@tu-ilmenau.de

Office hours:
by arrangement

Scientific career

  • Since May 2021 employed at the DFG project "(Autonomous) Universities in Dynamic Competition".

  • Since July 2019 research assistant in the Department of Economic Policy and PhD student in the Department of Economic Theory and Policy at TU Ilmenau.

  • From October 2017 to June 2019 research assistant and PhD student in the Department of Economic Theory at TU Ilmenau.

  • From March 2017 to September 2017 student assistant in the Department of Audiovisual Technology, Institute of Media Technology at TU Ilmenau.

  • From March 2017 to May 2017 student assistant in the Department of Economic Theory, Institute of Economics, TU Ilmenau.

  • From October 2014 to June 2017 master studies in media and communication science at the TU Ilmenau.

Main areas of research/interest

  • Open Access

  • Competition in the higher education sector

  • Knowledge diffusion and networks

Teaching activities

  •  Theory of economic policy

  •  Industrial economics

  • Media Economics Semester Paper

  • Specialization Module: VR/AR Applications (WS 2017/2018)

  • Supervision of proseminar and advanced seminar papers

  • Supervision of final theses

Conferences/Workshops for doctoral candidates

  • PhD Seminar 2021 (Rügen, September)

  • 18th Schumpeter Conference 2021 (Online)

  • 53rd Annual Research Seminar Radein 2020 (Radein/Italy, February)

  •  PhD Seminar 2019 (Rügen, October)

  •  PhD Stata Seminar 2019 (Esbjerg/Denmark, August)

  • 52nd Hohenheim Upper Seminar 2019 (Weimar, April)

  • 51st Hohenheim Senior Seminar 2018 (Düsseldorf, October)

  • Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences 2018 (Prague/Tschechien, May)

  • 50th Hohenheim Senior Seminar 2018 (Hohenheim, April)

  • 49th Hohenheim Senior Seminar 2017 (Ilmenau, October)

  • 2017 Ninth International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience 2017 (QoMEX) (Erfurt, May)

Publications

  • Zhang, Xijie, Grebel, Thomas and Budzinski, Oliver. "The Prices of Open Access Publishing: The Composition of APC across Different Fields of Sciences". Zur Ökonomik von Sport, Entertainment und Medien: Schnittstellen und Hintergründe, edited by Oliver Budzinski, Justus Haucap, Annika Stöhr and Dirk Wentzel, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2021, pp. 317-336. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110724523-014.

  • Budzinski, O.; Grebel, T.; Wolling, J.; Zhang, X.: Drivers of article processing charges in open access. Scientometrics (2020), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03578-3.

  • Budzinski, O.; Noskova, V. & Zhang, X.: The brave new world of digital personal assistants: benefits and challenges from an economic perspective. Netnomics 20, 177-194 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11066-019-09133-4.

  • Zhang, X., Weidner, F. & Broll, W. (2017): Exploring Users Views on Immersive Adult Entertainment Applications. In 2017 Ninth International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) (pp. 1-3). IEEE.