Professor Dr. Jutta Günther
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2100
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66630
• Innovation Processes
• Structural Change
• Economic Aspects of System Transformation
Jutta Günther studied economics and social science at the Universities of Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Albany/New York from 1994 to 1999. In 2002 she did her doctorate at the University of Osnabrück in the field of social science at the chair of economic theory. From 2002 to 2014 she worked at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH) as scientist. She held different leading positions there, for example as head of department for structural change from 2008 to 2013 or as member of the executive board from 2011 to 2013. She habilitated at the faculty for economic science of the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena in 2014. In April 2014 Jutta Günther took the professorship of economics, especially innovation and structural change at the University of Bremen. Her research priorities are innovation processes, structural change and economic aspects of system transformation. Since April 2020 she also serves as Vice President for Research at the University of Bremen.
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About Jutta Günther
University of Bremen
Vice President for Research, Young Scientists and Transfer
University of Bremen
Professor of Economics, especially Innovation and Structural Change, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
Habilitation (German postdoc degree) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
2002 - 2014
Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH)
Researcher, head of department, member of the executive board (interim)
PhD candidate at the University of Osnabrück
1994 - 1999
Studies of Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Osnabrück and at the State University New York at Albany
Second chance education
2018 - 2022
“Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR” – Mod-Block-DDR (2018 to 2022), financed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; in cooperation with the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and TU Berlin.
“INNcentive – Förderung junger Innovationsforscher” (2017-2019) – scholarship program financed by the "Stifterverband".
“Evaluating Science Organisations in Ukraine” (2017-2018) – financed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; in cooperation with the National Academy of Science, Kiev/Ukraine.
“Global value chains, technological capabilities and economic development” (2016-2018) – financed by the German Academic Exchange Service; with Maciej Grodzicki (Jagiellonian University in Cracow/Poland) and Maria Savona (University of Sussex/UK).
„Openness of the Russian Innovation System“ (2016-2017) – Research fellowship for an international guest doctoral student financed by the Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the State University of Tyumen.
„Innovation in emerging economies“ (2015-2017) – financed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Germany.
„Innovationsnetzwerke in der pflanzenbasierten Bioökonomik“ (2013-2014) – financed by the Leibniz Association and Federal State of Saxony Anhalt
„Rahmenbedingungen von Gründungen in Sachsen-Anhalt“ (2012-2014), financed by the European Commission (ESF) and Federal State of Saxony Anhalt
„Technology Report Saxony 2012“, project on behalf of the Saxonian Ministry for Science and Art (SMWK).
„International R&D Locations“, project on behalf of „Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI)”.
„Strategien für eine zukunftsorientierte Technologie- und Innovationspolitik im Freistaat Sachsen“, report for the Enquete Commission of the Sächsischsen Landtags (2012).
RegDemo (2011-2014) – „The Contribution of Universities to regional Development under Conditions of Demographic Change“– financed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; joint project with Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
"Standortwahl ausländischer Investoren in Transformationsökonomien" (2011-2012) – financed by the DFG (German Science Foundation); joint project with HSE Moscow
„Evaluierung des BMWi-Programms „FuE-Förderung gemeinnütziger externer Industrie-forschungseinrichtungen Ostdeutschlands – Innovationskompetenz Ost (INNO-KOM-Ost)“ einschließlich des Modellvorhabens Investitionszuschuss technische Infrastruktur “ (2011-2012) – project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany; in cooperation with the ZEW Mannheim.
„Effects of the business cycle support program (Konjunkturpaket II) through means of the innovation program “ZIM” on the cyclical economic development in Germany”, project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany, 2010-2011.
“20 Years German Unification – Aspects on the East German Innovation System”, project on behalf of „Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI)”, 2009-2010.
Vorbereitungsprojekt für einen internationalen Verbundantrag beim European Institute of Technology (EIT) zur Industrieentwicklung in der Photovoltaik, in Kooperation mit dem Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen (IWMS) Halle (2009-2010) – financed by the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg and the Ministry of Education of Saxony Anhalt
„Evaluation of the program in support of scientific research projects in Saxony “, project on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Art of the Federal State of Saxony.
“Clusterentstehung und -entwicklung in der Photovoltaik: Wie ist die Position Sachsen-Anhalts?” (2008-2010) – project on behalf of the Ministry of Education of Saxony-Anhalt.
„Investment (FDI) Policy for Azerbaijan” on behalf of the „Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)” in the context of the „Private Sector Development Programs“ of the GTZ in Baku.
„Evaluierung der FuE-Projektförderung des Sächsischen Staatsministeriums für Wirtschaft und Arbeit“ (2007-2008) – project on behalf of the Ministry of Economics and Labor of the Federal State of Saxony, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena.
U-Know (2006-2009) – „Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Com-petitiveness in the Enlarging EU” – Research network (STREP) financed by the 6. Research program. Project coordination: Johannes Stephan (IWH); European research consortium
|Scientific Reserch Methods in Economics (lecture)|
|Economics of Transition and Emerging Economies (project)|
|Internalization of Reserch and Innovation - the Role of Multinational Enterprises (seminar)|
|History of Economic Thought (seminar)|
|Transition, Structural Change and Innovation (seminar)|
|Economics of Knowledge (lecture)|
|Innovation Economics: Empirics (seminar)|
|Innovation Policy and Governance (seminar)|
|Innovationsforschung in der wirtschaftspolitischen Beratung (project)|
|Innovation and Economic Policy (seminar)|
|Theory of Innovation and Innovation Management (Master, seminar)|
|Innovation Research for economic policy making (project)|
Committees & advisory boards
2020 - 2021
Member of the Enquete-Commission „Climate Protection Strategies for the Federal State of Bremen“ of the Bremen State Parliament
Member of the scientific advisory board, Research Centre for East European Studies in Bremen
German-Korean Consultation Board for Reunification Questions at the Office of the commissioner of the Federal Government of Germany for the New Federal States (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Germany)
Leibniz Science Campus Halle – Plant Based Bio Economy, Germany, Member of the scientific advisory board
Founding member and deputy chair person of NÖBB e.V. – Network for Economic Education and Counselling
2017 - 2020
Federal Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF), Member of the scientific advisory board (ITA, Innovation and Technology Analyses)
Member of the advisory board for the “Technology Report” of the Saxonian State Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport
Member of the scientific advisory board (and since 2020 chair person), Wissenschaftsstatistik GmbH (national R&D data) within the Stifterverband, Germany
Contact professor (Vertrauensdozentin) of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Germany
University of Bremen
Member of the Rectorate; Vice-Rector for Research, Young Scientists and Transfer
2019 - 2020
Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bremen
2017 - 2020
Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
Member of the steering committee, „Bremer Forschungszentrum für Energiesysteme“ (BEST)
Member of the advisory council for the project “go diverse – human resources development in academia“
Member (substitute) of the Academic Senate, University of Bremen
Representative for International Relations of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics