Julia Bachtrögler has been an economist in the WIFO Research Group "Structural Change and Regional Development" since 2018.
Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant and PhD student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business for four
years. Her research focuses on issues of regional and urban economics, in particular the analysis of economic policy measures
in the regional context, regional development and convergence. In these areas she is currently working as a project manager
and collaborator on projects for national and international clients. During her PhD studies, she dealt with the evaluation
of the EU cohesion policy, whereby the research focus laid on the influence of the financial and economic crisis on its effectiveness
and the estimation of the effects on the individual beneficiaries. In addition, she gained further experience in the field
of impact analysis of EU funding in two OECD projects. She was a guest researcher at Politecnico di Milano, publishes in field
journals such as Regional Studies, and gives lectures at numerous conferences and workshops. For her dissertation she was
awarded the Stephan Koren Award, the Hanns Abele Prize and the FIW Award for outstanding dissertations in 2019.