Michael Peneder has been working in the Research Group "Industrial, Innovation and International Economics" since July 1992.
He is Deputy Director of WIFO since October 2022 (as he was from 2010 to 2013) responsible for scientific coordination. Important
international projects under his leadership include the coordination of the EUKLEMS productivity calculation for Austria (2003-2007),
the EU Commission's annual reports on European competitiveness (2006-2014) or productivity analyses at company level in cooperation
with the OECD (since 2020). He studied economics at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Economics and
Business (habilitation 2017). In addition to his teaching activities in Vienna, he was a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan
University in Kyoto (2004, 2008, 2015) and a visiting researcher at the Universities of Harvard (2009, 2018) and Stanford
(2003, 2015). His research on competitiveness, productivity, innovation and entrepreneurial finance has been published in
numerous international journals. His book "Schumpeter's Venture Money" (co-authored with Andreas Resch) was awarded the International
Schumpeter Society (ISS) Prize in 2022.