Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek

Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek is head of the research department "Digital Economy" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. She studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, focussing on industrial economics and econometrics. She attended the European Doctoral Program and obtained a doctoral degree in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. Her current research interests are the impacts of digitalisation on firms' labour productivity, innovation activity, and workplace organisation. Her methodological competence concentrates on microeconometrics and the analysis of firm-level data.