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Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek Foto: Till Schürrmann


Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek
  Professor for Economics of Digitalisation (VWL IX),  
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Licher Str. 64
35394 Gießen


Office contact
Carmen Hersener
Tel.: 0641-99-22641
E-Mail: Carmen.Hersener


  • Contact (University Gießen): Tel.: 49(0)641 -9922641 (Secretariat)

  • Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek has been head of the research department "Digital Economy" at the ZEW ­ – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim since 2001 and holds the Chair "Economics of Digitalisation" at Justus Liebig University Gießen since 2017. Since May 2019, she is a member of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) appointed by the German government. After studying economics at University of Mannheim (Diplom) and Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Master of Arts), with a focus on econometrics and industrial economics, Irene Bertschek completed her doctorate within the European Doctoral Program at Université catholique de Louvain. During this time she spent research visits at CREST-INSEE in Paris and at Humboldt University in Berlin. She has been working at ZEW since 1999. From 2011 to 2017 she held the Professorship for Applied Empirical Economic Research at University of Mannheim.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae of  Prof. Bertschek can be found here:
  • Research, current projects, publications and further information about the research work of the professorship.

Prof. Bertschek is head of the research department "Digital Economy", ZEW Mannheim

Contact (ZEW Mannheim):

Tel.: +49(0)621 1235-360 (Secretariat)