Astrid Martina Krenz

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Astrid Krenz

Welcome to my website.

Since October 2022 I am Professor of Economics at the Ruhr University of Bochum. Furthermore, I am an Associate Fellow at the "Digital Futures at Work Research Centre" (Digit) at the University of Sussex.

I am happy to announce that from April 2024 - March 2025, I will be at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Canada Blanch Centre as a Miguel Dols Fellow.

In the winter term 20/ 21, I was an Alfried Krupp Junior Research Fellow at the University of Greifswald.
From October 2017 - 2019 I was a Marie Curie Junior Research Fellow at Durham University.

My Research addresses Data Science, Big Data Analyses, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Innovation Economics, Regional Economics, International Economics, Labour Economics, and Firm Dynamics.

You can hear me talk about Automation/ Robots, Reshoring, and its implications for the Future of Work here: 'ForeignBrief TwentyTwenty Podcast': Automation Acceleration, at

I have been working extensively with the official German firm data on various projects (data based on the whole population of firms/ plants in the German economy).
You can find my papers on the following websites, or on Researchgate or SSRN.
My LinkedIn account is here.

Contact details:
Prof. Dr. Astrid Krenz
Ruhr University Bochum
Department of Management and Economics
Universitaetsstrasse 150
Room GD 02 207
44801 Bochum
E-mail: astrid [dot] krenz [at] ruhr [minus] uni [minus] bochum [dot] de
Office hours: by appointment