Michael Koenig

Research Fellow at Tinbergen Institute, Associate Professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Michael D. K├Ânig is associate professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). Prior to joining the VU Amsterdam he was a senior research associate at the University of Zurich, a visiting scholar at Bocconi University, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Michael obtained his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, being awarded the Zurich Dissertation Prize in 2009. He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich, a master's degree in theoretical physics from the Technical University of Vienna and a diploma in applied statistics from the Seminar for Statistics at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the economics of innovation and technical change, and how these affect and are being affect by networked relationships between various economic actors, ranging from individuals, firms, sectors to countries. His research combines both, theoretical as well as empirical methods, and he uses these methods to evaluate real world policy instruments.