Astrid Martina Krenz

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Astrid Krenz

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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.

For the winter term 20/ 21, I received an Alfried Krupp Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Greifswald.
From October 2017 - 2019 I have been 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