Ulrich Brand

Ulrich Brand is Professor of International Politics at the University of Vienna since 2007. Before he worked as an Assistant Professor at Kassel University and taught and did research at several universities in Europe, North and Latin America. Among other activities, he was member of the Expert Commission "Growth, well-being and quality of life" of the German Parliament.

Research Areas:

- Politics of globalization and the internationalization of the state

- International environmental and resource politics

-The link between globalization and the everyday (called the "imperial mode of living")

- Latin America

Werner Raza

Werner Raza has been Head of ÖFSE since October 2010. An economist focusing his research on International Trade and Development, he has lectured at several universities and colleges in Austria and abroad. In addition, Mr. Raza has been a member of various advisory committees in the fields of foreign trade promotion, development finance and development policy.

Research Areas:

- Development economics and policy

- Financing for development

- International trade policy (EU trade policy, WTO, services)

- Latin America (Bolivia, Cono Sur)

Nicola Cantore has a Ph.D in economics at the Universita` Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and a Ph.D in environmental economics and management at the University of York. His CV includes publications in peer reviewed journals, books and contributions to published reports. His research interests include structural change, development and environment. He worked as a junior researcher at the FEEM (Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei) in Milan, as a senior researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering of the University of Bologna and as a research fellow at the Investment and Growth Program of the Overseas Development Institute in London. He served as a consultant for many organizations such as UNDP, DFID and UNEP. He is currently researcher at the Department of Policy Research and Statistics of UNIDO where he was the coordinator of the Industrial Development Report 2016.

Nicola Cantore

Nobuya Haraguchi is Industrial Research Officer at the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics of UNIDO in Vienna. He has published widely on structural change, patterns of manufacturing and industrial policy and practice. Recent publications include articles in leading journals and chapter contributions to key reference books in the field of industrial development, such as Efficiency, Finance and Varieties of Industrial Policy, edited by Noman and Stiglitz (2016) and Handbook of Industry and Development, edited by Weiss and Tribe (2016). Jointly with Wim Naudé and Adam Szirmai he was editor of the book Structural Change and Industrial Development in the BRICS, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Before joining UNIDO, he taught macroeconomics at St. John's University in the United States. He holds a PhD from the University of London.

Nobuya Haraguchi

Alejandro M. Lavopa works as industrial development analyst at UNIDO. He is responsible for engaging in research activities and providing industrial policy advice with particular emphasis on issues related to economic growth, industrialization, technological change and employment generation. He obtained his PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change at UNU-MERIT. Before that he worked as research assistant at the Minister of Economy of Argentina and the University of Buenos Aires.

Research Areas:

- Development economics

- Industrialization and structural change

- Technological catch-up

- Global value chains

Alejandro M. Lavopa

Hanna Lichtenberger studied political science and history in Vienna. She is university lecturer for International Political Economy at the Department for Political Science. In her PhD Thesis she works on transatlantic trade politics in context of the political and economic crisis of the European Union.

Research Areas:

- International Political Economy

- critical globalization studies

- Critical Studies of European Integration

- Economic and Political Crisis of the European Union

- historical-materialist policy analysis

Hanna Lichtenberger

Armin Puller is a political scientist lecturing at the University of Vienna in the fields of political theory and international politics.

Research Areas:

- Social transformation in light of the 'multiple crisis' of economy, politics and society-nature relations

- Political theories, in particular on the state, changing relations between state and economy and the   internationalisation of the state

- Philosophy of science, in particular critical realist social ontology, epistemology and methodology

Armin Puller

Adnan Seric is a research economist at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He has more than 10 years of work experience in economic development and research, with particular expertise in trade and investment policy, regional economic development, and private sector development. Previously, he worked as an economist at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where he has led policy oriented research on trade and investment issues in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Adnan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of St. Andrews (UK).

Research Areas:

- Roreign direct investments

- Global production networks

- International trade

- Industrial policy

Adnan Seric

Cornelia Staritz is an Economist with a research focus on international trade, global value chains and production networks, private sector development and commodities & development. She has been Senior Researcher at ÖFSE since May 2011. Furthermore she is a Research Associate at Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) at the Department of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

Research Areas:

- Development economics and policy

- International trade

- Global value chains and production networks

- Private sector development

- Commodities & development

Cornelia Staritz