Peter Mayerhofer has been working since 1990 as an economist in WIFO's Research Group "Structural Change and Regional Development"
on questions of regional and urban economics. His research focusses on the relationship between structural change and regional
development, the spatial effects of integration processes and economic policy measures as well as on questions of regional
competitiveness and its determinants. He is the author of numerous studies and specialist publications on regional economic
policy issues and has many years of experience in evidence-based economic policy advice at the regional level. From 1986 to
1990 he was a university assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Economics of the University of Linz. He held lectures
in Urban and Regional Economics at the TU Wien (2005 to 2012), Danube University Krems (2014 to 2017) and University of Vienna
(from 2017 on). Research stays took him to the Regional Research Institute of the University of Western Virginia and to the
Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.