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Dr. Klaus Friesenbichler

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Industrial, Innovation and International Economics
  • Klaus S. Friesenbichler is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Industrial, Innovation and International Economics" since 2005. Thematically, he is interested in economic integration topics and industrial policies, including their implications for firm and industry performance. Holding a doctoral degree in Economics, he teaches development economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), is a former World Bank staff, and was a visiting scholar at Sheffield University (UK) and the Ratio Institute (Sweden). He has consulted both national (e.g., the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs) and international institutions (e.g., the European Commission). He has worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. His work has been published in a wide range of academic outlets, including the Journal of Common Market Studies, Economics of Transition or Empirica – Journal of European Economics.
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Research scope
  • Development economics
  • Digital transformation
  • European and Austrian competition policy and regulation
  • Industrial dynamics
  • Industrial economics and industrial policy
  • Industrial structure, growth and competitiveness
  • Strategic behaviour of companies