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Julia Bachtrögler-Unger, PhD

Function: Economist
Research groups: Structural Change and Regional Development
  • Julia Bachtrögler-Unger is an Economist at WIFO and has been working in the 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.
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Research scope
  • EU cohesion policy
  • Regional and urban economics
  • Regional growth and convergence