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  • AG Günther

    Research group "Innovation and Structural Economics"

    „The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.“ (John Maynard Keynes)


to the Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change

In April 2014, Jutta Günther, together with Iciar Dominguez Lacasa, Björn Jindra, and Philipp Marek from the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Halle (IWH), joined the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen. Together with Marcel Lange (IT specialist), we joined forces to continue and expand our research in structural change and innovation. Since then, the group has grown continuously based on numerous activities. The contributions of Muhamed Kudic in the years 2017 to 2019 played a significant role in this. Today, we work as an international team of about 20 members. Our research is structured in four areas: (1) System transformation and structural change, (2) Internationalisation and Digitalisation, (3) Innovation and New Technologies as well as (4) Sustainability, energy, and environmental innovation.

Since April 1, 2020, Jutta Günther has also held the position of Vice President for Research, Young Academics and Transfer at the University of Bremen.

Five years at the University of Bremen

Report from April 2014 to March 2019 as pdf download

Prof. Günther

Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther

University of Bremen
Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
28359 Bremen

E-Mail: office-guenther(at)
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66630


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Interview with Jutta Günther: Economic consequences of the pandemic

On October 28, 2020, the federal and state governments discussed measures to contain the pandemic. Bavarian Radio interviewed Jutta Günther on the economic consequences of the pandemic and the design of relief measures.

Following the signs of an economic recovery in the third quarter of the current…

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"The discussion will continue … "

On October 22, 2020, the panel discussion on "30 Years of Economic and Monetary Union: Successes and Mistakes" took place, which was prepared and organized by the Bremen project team "Mod-Block GDR" in cooperation with the Leipzig Forum for Contemporary History and the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk…

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Research Report: Universals of Innovation - Invention and Technical Progress in the GDR and its role after 1990

In the research project "Modernization blockades in economy and science of the GDR"(Mod-Block GDR) Jutta Günther, Ann Hipp and Udo Ludwig analyzed the patent data of the GDR in comparison to the Federal Republic of Germany and present some surprising findings: Since the 1960s, the GDR, like the FRG,…

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Online panel discussion: Successes and mistakes in the course of the economic and monetary union - practitioners and consultants take stock after 30 years of German unification

In the context of the project Mod-Block-DDR, the Bremen team of professor and project-spokeswoman Jutta Günther, in cooperation with the Forum of Contemporary History Leipzig (Zeitgeschichtlichen Forum Leipzig) and the Central German Broadcasting Corporation (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), is organizing…

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"Green hydrogen in Bremen" - Stakeholder-Workshop at the BreLAB

Within the framework of the project "H2B - Roadmap for a gradual defossilisation of the steel industry and urban infrastructure using electrolysis hydrogen in Bremen", a stakeholder workshop with representatives of the Bremen Mobility Industry was held at the Bremen Research & Policy Lab (BreLAB) on…

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Torsten Heinrich - Appointment as Professor of Economics (Microeconomics) at the TU Chemnitz

On October 1, 2020, Torsten Heinrich took over the W3 professorship for economics, in particular microeconomics, at the Technical University Chemnitz. Torsten Heinrich completed his doctorate and habilitation at the University of Bremen in the Faculty of Economics and subsequently spent four years…

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