Since 2019, I am Associate Professor of Regional Innovation at the University of Stavanger Business School, Norway. I am also associated to the Center of Regional and Innovation Economics of the University of Bremen, Germany.
I have obtained a PhD in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of the Friedrich- Schiller-University of Jena in 2008 and received my Habilitation in Economic Geography from the Leibniz University of Hannover in 2015.
Between 2004 and 2008, I have been working as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in Jena. From 2008-2011 and held the position of a Post-Doc in the Department of Economic Geography at Utrecht University. Subsequently, I became a Juniorprofessor at Leibniz University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography in Hannover from 2011-2016. From 2017 to 2019, I’ve been working at the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Human Geography and Social Planning.
My research is focused on geography of innovation, knowledge networks, analysis of R&D policy, methods of social network analysis, regional innovation systems, renewable energies, tourism.
My teaching encompasses courses on Economic Geography, Advanced Statistics, Social Network Analysis, and the Geography of Innovation.