Markus joined CIRCLE as Post Doc Researcher in August 2012. He holds a doctoral degree in socio-economic studies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has a broad background in regional development in different institutional contexts including new and old EU member states, transition economies and developing countries. His main research interest is to understand innovation and change processes in a spatial context and how they relate to economic growth and competitiveness. Markus is interested in concepts and approaches that empower policy makers, firms and engaged citizens to take a stake in regional development processes.

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