Klaus S. Friesenbichler is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Industrial, Innovation and
International Economics" since 2005. 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.