Klaus S. Friesenbichler has been a research staff member at WIFO since 2005, where he works in the Research Group "Industrial
Economics, Innovation and International Competition". Thematically, he is interested in economic integration topics and industrial
policies, including their implications for firm and industry performance. Holding a doctoral degree in Economics, he teaches
development economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), is a former World Bank staff, and was
a visiting scholar at Sheffield University (UK) and the Ratio Institute (Sweden). He has consulted both national (e.g., the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs) and international institutions (e.g., the European Commission).
He has worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. His work has been published in a wide range of academic outlets,
including the Journal of Common Market Studies, Economics of Transition or Empirica – Journal of European Economics.