Anja Sebbesen joined WIFO in March 2023 as an economist in the research group "Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis". Her
research interests lie in regional economics, with a particular focus on regional linkages and spatial spillover effects.
Her research also deals with expectation formation of firms, where she again focusses on interdependencies between firms.
Anja Sebbesen worked as a research assistant and PhD student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business from 2016
to 2023 (interrupted due to maternity leave). During this time, she presented papers at numerous international conferences
and workshops. In 2020, she received the Edwin-von-Böventer Prize of the German-speaking section of the European Regional
Science Association (GfR), in 2018 the FIW Award for outstanding master's theses, and in 2017 the "Young Researcher Prize"
of the Spanish Asociación Libre de Economía.