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Elisabeth Christen, PhD

Function: Research staff member
Research groups: Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition
  • Elisabeth Christen has been an economist in the WIFO Research Group "Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition" since 2013. Before joining WIFO in 2013, she worked as a research assistant at the Universities of Linz and Innsbruck. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Linz (2008) and a PhD degree from the University of Innsbruck with a major in International Economics (2013). Her research focusses on empirical analysis of international trade issues, including foreign direct investment, the internationalisation strategies of multinational firms, trade in services and the labour market impacts of trade as well as empirical analysis of trade policy. In the areas noted, she is involved in or leading several projects (national and international) and teaches applied International Economics at the University of Vienna. She is also an expert to the Austrian Advisory Council for foreign trade policy and is a member of the Advisory Board on Foreign Trade Statistics at Statistics Austria. In addition, she is an expert to and part of the organising team at the Research Centre International Economics (FIW) which provides support to the Austrian scientific community and offers expert analysis on a number of current policy related issues in the field of International Economics. Her publications in international journals include the Review of International Economics, World Economy as well as the Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling.
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Research scope
  • Foreign direct investment and multinational firms
  • Foreign trade and international trade relations
  • Internationalisation and home-country impacts
  • Trade in services
  • Trade policy