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  • 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

5 years at the University Bremen
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


Latest news

Special Issue in „The Review of Evolutionary Political Economy” has appeared

Jutta Günther together with Muhamed Kudic, Matthias Müller, Tobias Buchmann and Andreas Pyka published a special issue in the new journal “Review of Evolutionary Political Economy”. The collection of articles in this special issue deals with innovation network dynamics, economic transition, and…

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New Publication: “Do European firms obey the rules? Environmental innovativeness in light of institutional frameworks”

Tobias Wendler, together with Judyta Lubacha (Jagiellonian University Cracow), has published an article in the international peer-reviewed journal "Industry and Innovation" on the importance of political (environmental regulation) and societal (environmental awareness) frameworks for the adoption of…

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Bild: Nora Albu

Nora Albu - Doctorate successfully completed

On May 21, 2021, Nora Albu successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Basic Structure of the Economy and Structural Change. An input-output analysis using the example of Germany and France" with success and was thus awarded her doctorate. Her dissertation addresses the question which sectors…

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Susanna Bolz

Susanna Bolz new research associate in the working group

Since May 01, 2021 Susanna Bolz is a new research assistant and PhD student in the working group of Jutta Günther. Susanna Bolz holds two Bachelor's degrees (Sociology and Economics) from the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, before she recently successfully completed her Master's degree in…

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Philip Kerner und Tobias Wendler

Philip Kerner and Tobias Wendler present at the SES Annual Conference 2021

From April 26 to April 28, 2021, the international Scottish Economic Society (SES) Conference was held as an online event. Philip Kerner and Tobias Wendler each presented a current research paper from the overarching research field of green technologies.

Thanks to its open-topic design, the…

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Tobias Wendler receives the CAMPUS PREIS of the Kellner & Stoll Foundation

For his dissertation on "Green Technologies and their Role for Sustainability" Tobias Wendler received the "CAMPUS PREIS: Research for a Sustainable Future" of the Kellner & Stoll Foundation on April 15, 2021. The "CAMPUS PREIS" honors the best dissertations at the University of Bremen on issues…

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