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Mag. Dr. Peter Mayerhofer

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis
  • Peter Mayerhofer is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis" since 1990. His research focusses on questions of regional and urban economic, on the relationship between structural change and regional development, the spatial effects of integration processes and economic policy measures as well as on questions of regional competitiveness and its determinants. He is the author of numerous studies and specialist publications on regional economic policy issues and has many years of experience in evidence-based economic policy advice at the regional level. From 1986 to 1990 he was a university assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Economics of the University of Linz. He held lectures in Urban and Regional Economics at the TU Wien (2005 to 2012), Danube University Krems (2014 to 2017) and University of Vienna (from 2017 on). Research stays took him to the Regional Research Institute of the University of Western Virginia and to the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Research scope
  • Regional business cycles and growth factors
  • Spatial effects of integration
  • Structural change and growth