Alexander Daminger is an economist and has been working in the "Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis" research group at
WIFO since 2022. In his professional career, Daminger formerly worked as a consultant in the field of international transfer
pricing at Deloitte and taught as a research assistant at the Chair of Retail Real Estate at the University of Regensburg.
In 2021, he completed his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Regensburg, in which he dealt with the spatial effects
of German homeownership subsidies. He was awarded several prizes for his dissertation, such as the research prize of the German
Real Estate Academy (DIA) and the "Statistical Science for the Society" prize for young scientists from the Federal Statistical
Office (Destatis). His work was also recognized by his nomination for the prestigious "Ludwig Erhard Prize". During his PhD,
he received a scholarship from the Hanns Seidel Foundation. In addition to his research, his teaching activities also earned
special recognition when he was awarded the 2021 Teaching Prize of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Regensburg
for his commitment to teaching and student support. Daminger's research interests focus on the intersection of urban and regional
economics, public finance and real estate economics.