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Full List of Publications

 

 

Publications in Refereed Journals

 

"(Un)Related Variety and Employment Growth at the Sub-Regional Level", with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Papers in Regional Science, 2017, doi:10.1111/pirs.12276.

 

"Does Having the Right Visitor Mix Do the Job? Applying an Econometric Shift-Share Model to Regional Tourism Developments", with Oliver Fritz (WIFO), The Annals of Regional Science, 2017, 58(3), 469-490.

 

"Network Centrality and Market Prices: Empirical Evidence", with Dieter Pennerstorfer (WIFO) and Christoph Weiss (WU), Economics Letters, 2016, 139, 79-83.

 

"Centrality and Pricing in Spatially Differentiated Markets: The Case of Gasoline", with Dieter Pennerstorfer (WIFO) and Christoph Weiss (WU Vienna), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2015, 40, 81-90.

 

"Convergence as a heterogeneous process: what can be learnt about convergence in EMU from regional experiences?", with Peter Huber (WIFO), Empirica, 2014, 41(2), 129-151.

 

 

Working Papers

 

"Informal, Formal, or Both? Assessing the Drivers of Home Care Utilization in Austria Using a Simultaneous Decision Framework", with Klaus Nowotny (University of Salzburg & WIFO) and Alexander Braun (Joanneum Research), WIFO Working Paper 533/2017.

 

"Regional Competitiveness Under New Perspectives", with Karl Aiginger (WIFO), WWWforEurope Policy Paper No. 26, 2015.

 

"Detecting Collusion in Spatially Differentiated Markets", with Agnes Kügler (WU Vienna), WIFO Working Paper 479/2014, revise & resubmit at Regional Science and Urban Economics

 

"What can the EMU’s peripheral countries learn from regional growth? ", with Karl Aiginger (WIFO) and Peter Huber (WIFO), WWWforEurope Policy Paper No. 7, 2013.

 

"Unconditional Convergence in Currency Unions: An Analysis of European Regions from 1991 to 2009", with Peter Huber (WIFO), WWWforEurope Policy Paper No. 4, 2013.

 

 

Contributions in Collective Volumes

 

"Regional competitiveness: connecting an old concept with new goals", with Karl Aiginer (WIFO), in Huggins, R., Thompson, P. (eds.): "Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness", Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017, 155-191.

 

"What Can the EMU’s Peripheral Countries Learn from Regional Growth", with Karl Aiginger and Peter Huber (WIFO), in Lacina, L., Rozmahel, P., Rusek, A. (eds.): Political Economy of Eurozone Crisis: Reforms and their Limits, Bucovice: Martin Striz Publishing, 2013, 24-70.

 

 

Publications in National Journals

 

"Austria 2025 - Challenges and Macroeconomic Effects of Long-term Care Provision", with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, Oliver Fritz, Klaus Nowotny, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), and Alexander Braun, , WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2017, 90(8), 639-648.

 

"Accelerated Growth Characterised by a Slight West-South-East Divide. Business Development in the Austrian Länder in 2016", with Philipp Piribauer, Oliver Fritz, Peter Huber, Michael Klien and Dieter Pennerstorfer (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2017, 90(5), 403-423.

 

"Wissensintensive Unternehmensdienste als Motor des Produktivitätswachstums? Eine theoretische und empirische Bestandsaufnahme", with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, 2017, 43(1), 11-39.

 

"Economic Effects of Digitalisation in Austria", with Michael Peneder, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Oliver Fritz, and Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2017, 90(3), 177-192.

 

"Low Regional Growth Differentials, Western Bias. Economic Situation in the Länder in 2015", with Peter Mayerhofer, Oliver Fritz, Peter Huber, Michael Klien, Dieter Pennerstorfer, and Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2016, 89(5), 361-382.

 

"Wirtschaftsstruktur und Regionales (Beschäftigungs-)Wachstum. Einige empirische Erkenntnisse zur wachstumsoptimalen Ausrichtung regionaler Strukturpolitik in Österreich", with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, 2016, 42(1), 83-108.

 

"Low National Growth Rates Combined with Economic West-East Divide. Business Development in the Austrian Länder in 2014", with Dieter Pennerstorfer, Oliver Fritz, Peter Huber, Michael Klien, Peter Mayerhofer, Stefan Schönfelder, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2015, 88(6), 511-530.

 

"Pflegedienstleistungen in Österreich: Quantitative Aspekte des künftigen Bedarfs", with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger (WIFO), WISO, 2014, 37(4), 57-73.

 

"Ski Networks and their Effects on Pricing in Austrian Skiing Regions", with Agnes Kügler (WU Vienna), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2014, 87(12), 851-862.

 

"Status quo and Potentials for the Future of Long-term Care Services in Austria", with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2014, 87(9), 631-642.

 

"Development of Public Expenditure on Care Services. Projections for the Austrian Länder", with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2014, 87(9), 643-652.

 

"Industrial Regions Enjoy Growth Edge in Stagnant Economy. Business Development in the Austrian Länder in 2013", with Stefan Schönfelder, Oliver Fritz, Peter Huber, Dieter Pennerstorfer, Gerhard Streicher, Michael Weingärtler, WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2014, 87(5), 361­381.

 

"Strategies of Success for the European Periphery. Insights from Regional Economics for Southern Europe", with Karl Aiginger and Peter Huber (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2013, 86(6), 509-521.

 

"Economic Slowdown Dims Growth Throughout Austria. Industrial Regions Lose their Growth Edge", with Oliver Fritz, Peter Huber, Andrea Kunnert, Peter Mayerhofer, Dieter Pennerstorfer, and Stefan Schönfelder (WIFO), WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), 2013, 86(5), 425-446.

 

 

Monographs, Research Reports, and other Publications

 

"Wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Effekte von Universitäten", with Jürgen Janger, Kathrin Hofmann, Agnes Kügler, Anna Strauss, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), and Hand Pechar, WIFO Study for the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy - Universities of Austria, Vienna, 07/2017.

 

"Österreich 2025: Pflegevorsorge - Künftiver Finanzierungsaufwand und regionalwirtschaftliche Verflechtungen", with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, Oliver Fritz, and Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO Study within "Austria 2025", Vienna 06/2017.

 

"Wirtschaftskonzept Salzburg", with Peter Huber and Michael Klien (WIFO), WIFO study for the City of Salzburg, Vienna, 05/2017.

 

"Wissensintensive Unternehmensdienste, Wissens-Spillovers und regionales Wachstum, Teilprojekt 3: Zur Standortstruktur von wissensintensiven Unternehmensdiensten - Fakten, Bestimmungsgründe, regionalpolitische Herausforderungen?", with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), WIFO study for the Viennese Chamber of Labor (AK Wien) and City of Vienna, Vienna, 09/2016.

 

"Österreich im Wandel der Digitalisierung", with Michael Peneder, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Oliver Fritz, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO Study for A1 Telekom Austria AG, Vienna, 08/2016.

 

"Zur Plausibilisierung der Güterverkehrsstatistik", with Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), WIFO Study for the Austrian Ministery for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), Vienna, 05/2016.

 

"Digital Economy Index (DESI) für Oberösterreich. Machbarkeitsstudie", with Kathrin Hranyai, Gerhard Schwarz and Anna Strauss (WIFO), WIFO Study for Business Upper Austria GmbH, Vienna, 03/2016."

 

"Vierter Bericht zur internationalen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit Wiens", WIFO study for the City of Vienna, with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO) and Stefan Schönfelder (WIFO), 02/2016.

 

"Wissensintensive Unternehmensdienste, Wissens-Spillovers und regionales Wachstum, Teilprojekt 2: Strukturwandel und regionales Wachstum - Wissensintensive Unternehmensdienste als "Wachstumsmotor"?", WIFO study for the Viennese Chamber of Labor (AK Wien) and City of Vienna, with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Vienna, 10/2015.

 

"Wissensintensive Unternehmensdienste, Wissens-Spillovers und regionales Wachstum, Teilprojekt 1: Wissens-Spillovers und regionale Entwicklung – welche strukturpolitische Ausrichtung optimiert das Wachstum?", WIFO study for the Viennese Chamber of Labor (AK Wien), with Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Vienna, 06/2015.

 

"Wirtschaftsstandort Steiermark 2015+", WIFO Study for the Styrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO Steiermark), with Oliver Fritz, Peter Mayerhofer (WIFO), Michael Kernitzkyi, Eric Kirschner, Judith Köberl, Veronika Kulmer, Andreas Niederl, Franz Prettenhalter, Claudia Winkler (Policies Joanneum Research), Johannes Absenger, Simone Harder, Robert Steinegger, Ewald Verhounig (WKO Steiermark), Vienna, 05/2015.

 

"Ausbau der stationären Pflege in den Bundesländern. Quantitative und qualitative Effekte des Einsatzes öffentlicher Mittel im Vergleich zur mobilen Pflege", WIFO Study for the Austrian Länder, with Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger (WIFO), 06/2014.

 

"Öko-Jobs in Wien. Bestandsaufnahme und Analyse", WIFO Study for the City of Vienna, with Oliver Fritz, Peter Mayerhofer, Stefan Schönfelder, Niklas Schraml, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), Michaela Friedl-Schafferhans, and Trude Hausegger (prospect Unternehmens-beratung), 03/2014.

 

"Öko-Jobs in Wien. Handlungsempfehlungen", WIFO Study for the City of Vienna, with Oliver Fritz, Peter Mayerhofer, Stefan Schönfelder, Niklas Schraml, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), Michaela Friedl-Schafferhans, and Trude Hausegger (prospect Unternehmens-beratung), 03/2014.

 

"Südeuropa: Problemzone oder Brücke in die Zukunft. Ein Strategiewechsel ist nötig und möglich", with Karl Aiginger and Peter Huber (WIFO), ÖGfE Policy Brief 7/2013.

 

"Volkswirtschaftliche Effekte des ORF-Fernsehens: Handlungsempfehlungen", with Oliver Fritz (WIFO) and Gerhard Streicher (Joanneum Research), WIFO study for the Austrian Federal Broadcasting Association (ORF), Vienna, 3/2013.

 

"Volkswirtschaftliche Effekte des ORF-Fernsehens", with Oliver Fritz (WIFO) and Gerhard Streicher (Joanneum Research), WIFO study for the Austrian Federal Broadcasting Association (ORF), Vienna, 3/2013.

 

"Policy Options for the Development of Peripheral Regions and Countries of Europe", with Karl Aiginger and Peter Huber (WIFO), WWWforEurope Policy Brief No. 2, 12/2012.

 

"The Role of Financial Speculation on Markets for Industrial Metals", with Michael Böheim (WIFO) and Eva Pichler (WU Vienna), Vienna, 08/2012.

 

"Centrality and Pricing in Spatially Differentiated Markets", Vienna University of Economics and Business, Doctoral Thesis, 02/2012.

 

"Nachbarrschaftseffekte bei Korruption", Vienna University of Economics and Business, Diploma Thesis, 06/2008.

 

 

Periodical Reports

 

WIFO Quarterly Regional Business Report for the Austrian Länder (since 08/2012).

 

WIFO Biannual Regional Business Report for the City of Vienna (since 12/2012).

 

 

Presentations at Conferences and Seminars

 

Renner Institut Steiermark "Herausforderungen der Pflegefinanzierung", Leoben, 09/2017.

 

Rechnungshof-Konferenz, Vienna, Austria, 06/2017.

 

Orkestra - Deusto Forum, San Sebastian, Spain, 03/2017.

 

Winterseminar der Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR), Spital am Pyhrn, Austria, 02/2017.

 

56th ERSA Congress, Vienna, Austria, 08/2016.

 

Workshop AK Wien: Zur Bedeutung von Wissen und Innovation für Wachstum und Beschäftigung – Vienna, Austria, 03/2016

 

Winterseminar der Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR), Innsbruck/Igls, Austria, 02/2016

 

3rd Geography of Innovation Conference, Toulouse, France, 01/2016

 

62nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC 2015), Portland, OR, USA, 11/2015

 

8th WIFO Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Workshop on Regional Economics, Vienna, Austria, 09/2015

 

55th ERSA Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 08/2015

 

Winterseminar der Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR), Innsbruck/Igls, Austria, 02/2015

 

Upper Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK OÖ) Symposium on the future of long-term care in Upper Austrian municipalities, Vöcklabruck, Austria, 01/2015

 

1st Austrian Health Economics Association (ATHEA) Conference, Vienna, Austria, 11/2014

 

79th Meeting of the board on social, health, and youth issues of the Austrian Association of Towns (Österreichischer Städtebund), Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 11/2014

 

54th ERSA Congress – St.Petersburg, Russia, 08/2014

 

Eurozone Future: From Crisis to Stabilization, Reform and Growth, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic, 11/2013

 

Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2013, London, UK, 11/2013

 

Economics Seminar Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic, 06/2013

 

EUROFRAME June Conference 2013, Warsaw, Poland, 05/2013

 

NOeG Meeting 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, 05/2013

 

2nd ISW Workshop in Empirical Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 05/2013

 

Winterseminar der Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung, Matrei i.O., Austria, 02/2013

 

WWWforEurope Area 5 Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 01/2013

 

1st ISW Workshop in Empirical Economics, Salzburg, Austria, 11/2012

 

Ökonomenrunde der RTR, Vienna, Austria, 10/2012

 

9th EU-REAL Meeting, Badajoz, Spain, 10/2012

 

5th WIFO, Regional Economics Workshop, Vienna, Austria, 09/2012

 

NOeG Meeting 2012, Vienna, Austria, 05/2012

 

EARIE 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, 09/2011

 

EBES 2010 Conference, Athens, Athens, Greece, 10/2010

 

4th World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Chicago, USA, 06/2010

 

WU Department of Economics Junior Faculty Research Seminar, Vienna, Austria 01/2010

 

 

Refereeing for Scientific Journals

 

Regional Science and Urban Economics

Regional Studies

Papers in Regional Science

Empirica

Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade

Review or Regional Research

Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie

Czech Journal of Economics and Finance

 

 

 








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Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

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