• 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

Since September 01, 2023 Torben Klarl is acting head of the Chair of Economics, esp. Innovation and Structural Economics. Torben Klarl is Professor of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics, in the Department of Economics.

The holder of the professorship, Jutta Günther, serves as President of the University of Bremen since September 01, 2022. The scientific work and third-party funded projects at the professorship will continue seamlessly.

Currently, a joint research project deals with the structural economic consequences of socialism and transformation in East Germany and Eastern Europe (Mod-Block-GDR). Other projects of the working group focus on the development and deployment of sustainable energy systems and technologies (H2B, hyTracks, hyBit) and on the dynamics of innovation systems (DynamicInno). Postdocs of the working group are initiators of the network "Learning (from) Transformation", which is funded by BYRD.

Prof. Dr. Torben Klarl

Prof. Dr. Torben Klarl (commissary management)

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



Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66631

Prof. Günther

Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther (on leave)

Latest news

New Publication: Regional embeddedness is the key: Quantity and quality of regional business opportunity perception

Jessica Birkholz published a research paper entitled „Regional embeddedness is the key: Quantity and quality of regional business opportunity perception“ in Small Business Economics.

Tiffany Krauß as a new trainee in our working group

Tiffany Krauß has been working in our working group since 03.06.2024 as part of her training as an office management assistant. Tiffany Krauß is currently in her second year of training and will be part of the working group until the end of her three-year apprenticeship.

We warmly welcome Tiffany…

Jutta Günther vor dem Banner der Veranstaltung

Jutta Günther presented results from the Mod-Block-DDR research network at the 13th meeting of the German-Korean Consultative Body in Busan, South Korea.

Her speech focused on the innovation and research policy strategies of the reconstruction of East Germany and the economic prospects of the East German states in Germany and Europe. Her conclusion to the Korean delegates in the final discussion was to continue investing in the acquisition of…

Heide Fest

Successful meeting of the Mod-Block-GDR research consortium at the European University Viadrina

The BMBF-funded Mod-Block-DDR research consortium met at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder from 22-23.02.24.


New Publication: Overcoming barriers to technology transfer – empirical evidence from the German Democratic Republic

Ann Hipp, Björn Jindra and Kehinde Medase published a research paper entitled „Overcoming barriers to technology transfer – empirical evidence from the German Democratic Republic“ in The Journal of Technology Transfer.

DFG Treffen Jena

Ann Hipp leads 4th DFG Network meeting on “The dynamics of innovation systems” in Jena

From January 25th to 26th, 2024 the 4th meeting of the DFG network "The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization" led by Ann Hipp took place at FSU Jena.