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Professor Michael Pfaffermayr

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition
  • Michael Paffermayr is Professor of Economics at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests include International Economics, Regional Economics, empirical Industrial Organisation and Applied Econometrics. Michael Paffermayr studied at the Universities of Vienna and Linz, holding a doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Linz. Before getting his professorship at the University of Innsbruck he worked as Senior Economist at WIFO, where he also holds a part-time position as a researcher. Michael Paffermayr extensively worked and published in the area of International Economics and Regional Economics dealing with topics such as international trade and trade policy, foreign direct investment and regional growth. He has also published papers in Spatial Econometrics and Panel Econometrics. Currently, he works on a project to empirically assess the potential trade and welfare effects of Brexit for UK's and EU's manufacturing industries and on the estimation of structural gravity models.
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