End of this page section.

Begin of page section: Contents:

CV abridged version

Born: July 3, 1951, in Bruck/Mur (Austria); married to Sonja Steiner-Pallamar, 2 children (Stefanie, Katharina)
1967/68 Exchange Student of the American Field Service in Alton, Illinois, USA
1967-73 Member of the Joseph-Haydn-Orchestra Bruck and Alton Civic Orchestra (cello)
1969 Matura at BRG Bruck/Mur
1969/70 Military service
1970-77  Studies in law, economics and sociology
1972 Temporary employment at OECD, Paris; goalkeeper of the OECD football team
1973  Cours de Droit des Institutions Européens, Université dé Strasbourg    Temporary employment at Credit Commercial de France, Paris
1974 Doctorate in law, University of Graz
1974-1977 Member of ProScientia (Österreichisches Studienförderungswerk)
1975 Summer term at the Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
1976    Member of the Department of Economics, University of Graz
1977  Masters (Magister) in economics
since 1978  Editor of "WAS - Zeitschrift zum Vor-, Mit- und Nachdenken"
1982/83 Visiting Fellow at the University of Glasgow and Canterbury/UK (with British Council Grant)
1983 Vice Champion (n) of the University and Hospital Boxing Association, UK (heavyweight)
1984 Doctorate in economics, University of Graz
1985 Marathon de Paris; numerours half-marathons and triathlons in the following years
1985-93 Lecturer at the Austrian Academy of Advanced Management
1986 Visiting Fellow, University Glasgow/UK
1988-91  Scientific coordinator of "Modell Steiermark"
1989 Habilitation at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Graz;  since then tenured member at the Department of Economics
1991 Visiting Fellow at the "Universita Bocconi", Milano
1991-95 Visiting Professor at the University of Klagenfurt
1991-2010  Director of the Institute of Technology and Regional Policy (InTeReg), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz
1992-2013  Scientific Coordinator of “St. Georgener/Seggauberger Kreis”
1994/96 Member of the Expert Committee for a „Technology Policy Concept of the Federal Government of Austria"
1995-2005 Deputy Director of the "Arbeitslosenfonds" of the diocesis of Styria  (charity organization)
1996 Visiting Professor at the University of Pecs
1996-98 Coordinator of INTAS project “Regionalization of Russian Federation”
1997 Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Graz
1997 External Expert in RITTS-projects of the European Commission
1998   Policy Advisor in TACIS project of the European Commission “Business Promotion Vladimir”
1999 Recommended candidate for the position of director of the Centre of Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Charles University, Prague
1999  Expert for the Council of Europe for the Russian Federation
1999-2000 Member of the evaluation committee of Innoregio (development Programme for the new states by the German Ministry of Education and Research)
1999-2001 Coordinator of Inco-Copernicus (4th Research Framework, EC) project “Modernization of Traditional Industries in Transition Countries”
2001  Expert for the European Commission at the Phare-project "Economic Innovation, Promotion and Transfer of SME Technology" for Slovenia
2001-2005 Scientific Director of “Lehrgang Ennstal” – College for Applied Technology, Information and Economics
2003-2010 Editor of Book Series of the Institute of Technology and Regional Policy of Joanneum Research


Triathlon (Olympic distance)
2005-2006 Expert of the European Commission/DG Regio for Cohesion Policy and for the Structural Funds Policy 2007 - 2013
2008 Expert of the Slovenian Research Agency and the Czech Academy of Sciences
2008 Expert of the OECD
2008/2009 Expert for the World Bank for the Turkish government
since 2009 Member of the board of trustees of the Caritas Styria
since 2011 Director of steiner+partner Wirtschaftanalysen GmbH
since 2013 Member of the Editorial Board „Regional Studies Regional Science”
since 2015 Scientific Coordinator of “Salzburger Kreis am K2”
2016 Local Organizer of the Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association in Graz
2017 Visiting professor at University of Udine
2018 Visiting professor at University of La Coruna
2018 Scientific advisor and commentator in the TV-servies DOK1 "Austrian provinces for sale"
2021 Member of the Advisory Panel on Finances of the City of Graz



Univ.-Prof.i.R. Mag. Dr. Dr.

Michael Steiner

Univ.-Prof.i.R. Mag. Dr. Dr. Michael Steiner Institute of Economics
Phone:+43 316 380 - 7105

nach Vereinbarung

End of this page section.

Begin of page section: Additional information:

End of this page section.