Jürgen Janger is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group “Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition” since 2010 and is currently Deputy Director for research coordination (from 2018 on). His main research interests are in the economics of growth, science and innovation where he is investigating determinants of competitiveness and long-term growth, among them the relationship between innovation and education, innovation policy, measurement and efficiency, business-science links and research organisation as well as career structures in academic research. His projects deal with studies and evaluations at the regional, national and European level. In the FP7-funded research project “WWWforEurope” and in the EC-funded studies “Mobility of Researchers” he has looked at the competitiveness of European science. He obtained his MSc from the London School of Economics and his PhD from the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics. Before joining WIFO in 2010, he worked with Kraft Jacobs Suchard (Mondelez International), the Institute for Industrial Research in Vienna and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. He was a guest researcher at the OECD Economics Department and the University of Manchester. He is the author of numerous presentations and journal publications, such as Research Policy, Higher Education and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
- Economics of science and innovation
- Industrial structure, growth and competitiveness
- Innovation measurement