Prof. Markus Grillitsch
Markus holds a doctoral degree in socio-economic studies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has a broad background in regional development in different institutional contexts including EU member states, transition economies and developing countries. His main research interest is to understand transformation processes in a spatial context and how they relate to economic, social and environmental outcomes. To this end, he studies different aspects of human agency, in particular innovative and institutional entrepreneurship, and place-based leadership, and their societal consequences. Markus is interested in concepts and approaches that empower policy makers, firms and engaged citizens to take a stake in regional development processes.
Economic Geography; Regional Development; Policy Research