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Dr. Birgit Meyer, MSc

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Industrial, Innovation and International Economics
  • Birgit Meyer is economist at WIFO and works in the Research Group "Industrial, Innovation and International Economics". She is also Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and External Research Fellow at the Kiel Centre for Globalization. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bonn and received her PhD from Kiel University in 2016. For her dissertation, she received the Faculty Award for outstanding dissertations from Kiel University. During her PhD, she was a research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Kiel University. Her research focuses on the analysis of the effects of globalisation on innovation, investments, and development. In particular, she focuses on the analysis of the effects of foreign direct investment, multinational enterprises and international trade at the firm and industry level. She has carried out several projects in this area, including projects for institutions such as the World Bank and UNIDO. Her work has been published in academic journals, including The World Economy, World Development and Review of World Economics. She has been giving presentations at numerous conferences and workshops. At the annual meeting of the Austrian Economic Association in 2019, she was awarded the Young Economist Award.
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Research scope
  • Development economics
  • Industrial structure, growth and competitiveness
  • Innovation and technological development
  • International trade and trade relations
  • Multinational firms and foreign direct investment