Chair of Applied Economics: Innovation and Internationalisation

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The chair pursues research mainly in the areas of applied international and public economics and in applied econometrics. Research output is disseminated mainly via two channels: presentations at international conferences and workshops and publications in leading academic journals in economics.

Research Fields

Applied Econometrics

In particular, we are interested in applying microeconometric methods and econometric models with spatial interdependence across cross sectional units of observation. In this area, members of the chair collaborate internationally with the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

Harald Badinger (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Badi H. Baltagi (University of Syracuse)
Michael Pfaffermayr
(University of Innsbruck)
Ingmar Prucha
(University of Maryland)

Industrial Organization

In particular, we are interested in considering the determinants and consequences of trade and multinational activity at the micro level. We also consider determinants and effects of mergers, and more recently, the determinants and consequences of financial constraints and executive compensation. In this area, members of the chair collaborate internationally with the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

Sascha Becker (University of Stirling)
Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth)
Franz Hahn
(Austrian Institute of Economic Research)
Christian Keuschnigg
(University of St. Gallen)
Michael Pfaffermayr 
(University of Innsbruck)
Ray Rees
(University of Munich)

International Economics

In this area, we are interested in the determinants and consequences of trade and multinational activity at the macro level. In particular, we develop structural models of trade flows to estimate the consequences of shocks in trade frictions on trade, GDP, and welfare. Finally, we are interested in the role of labor market imperfections on trade and factor mobility as well as the macro consequences of finance and governance. In this area, members of the chair collaborate internationally with the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

Jeffrey H. Bergstrand (University of Notre Dame)
Hartmut Egger
(University of Bayreuth)
Christian Keuschnigg
(University of St. Gallen)
Mario Larch
(University of Bayreuth)
James R. Markusen
(University of Colorado at Boulder)
Michael Pfaffermayr
(University of Innsbruck)

Public Finance

A key focus of interest of members of the chair in this area is to develop and estimate models of tax competition. In some of our related work, we put special emphasis on the role of political economy forces for taxes and government expenditures. Inter alia, we conduct work at various levels of regional aggregation. In this area, members of the chair collaborate internationally with the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

Sascha Becker (University of Stirling)
Marko Köthenbürger
(KOF, Chair of Public Economics)
Michael Smart
(University of Copenhagen)

Regional Economics

Members of the department conduct research in regional economics in particular at the interface to international economics and public finance. We are interested in regional tax competition, the factor mobility across regions and the role of labor market imperfections for that, as well as the evaluation of regional support programs for outcome. In this area, members of the chair collaborate internationally with the following scholars (in alphabetical order):

Sascha Becker (University of Stirling)
Marko Köthenbürger
  (KOF, Chair of Public Economics)
Mario Larch
(University of Bayreuth)

 
 
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