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Svitlana Lebedenko

Max Weber Fellow

Department of Law

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

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Badia Fiesolana, BF423


Svitlana Lebedenko is on leave from the European University Institute where she has been a Max Weber Fellow since 2022.

In 2023–2024, she is appointed as a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Her research focuses on regulation of technology markets, intellectual property law, and innovation systems.

She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, where she was awarded the EUI Special Doctoral Fellowship in Law (Hans Kelsen Grant). She is trained in information technology and intellectual property law, comparative, international, and European Union law.

At NYU School of Law, Svitlana Lebedenko is completing a book project tentatively entitled ‘Russian Innovation and Intellectual Property: What Went Wrong’, a historically and empirically informed case study with a focus on information technology and biotechnology sectors. The manuscript examines Soviet and Russian 100-year history of institutional experiments with legal forms, incentives, and organizational arrangements in search of an optimal system of knowledge production and diffusion. In addition to the book project, Svitlana Lebedenko continues her research on the regulation of technology markets in the context of China-Russia innovation cooperation. She is also developing a new comparative law project on intellectual property legal transplants and innovation in transition economies.

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