I am a senior researcher at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). I've been part of the research group on Structural Change and Regional Development since 2012. After studying economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and at the University of Illinois I was working and teaching as a PhD candidate at WU focusing my research on competition in spatially differentiated markets. Since finishing my PhD at WU I have dedicated my research at WIFO to questions on structural change and economic growth at the regional level as well as to topics on regional competitiveness, digitalization, knowledge intensive services, tourism, and the economics of long-term care. Recent research projects focused on evaluating the relation between digitalization and regional employment growth and on the causal effects of Olympic Games on host regions.

Key Areas of Research

  • Regional Development and Competitiveness
  • Structural Change & Policy
  • Spatial Economics
  • Applied Industrial Organization
  • Economics of Long-Term Care