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Born:July 3, 1951, in Bruck/Mur (Austria); married, 2 children
1967/68Exchange Student of the American Field Service in Alton, Illinois, USA
1967-73Member of the Joseph-Haydn-Orchestra Bruck and Alton Civic Orchestra (cello)
1970-77 Studies in law, economics and sociology
1972Temporary 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
1974Doctorate in law, University of Graz
1974-1977Member of ProScientia (Österreichisches Studienförderungswerk)
1975Summer 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"
1982/83Visiting Fellow at the University of Glasgow and Canterbury/UK (with British Council Grant)
1983Vice Champion (n) of the University and Hospital Boxing Association, UK (heavyweight)
1984Doctorate in economics, University of Graz
1985Marathon de Paris
1985-93Lecturer at the Austrian Academy of Advanced Management
1986Visiting Fellow, University Glasgow/UK
1988-91 Scientific coordinator of "Modell Steiermark"
1989Habilitation at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Graz;  since then tenured member at the Department of Economics
1991Visiting Fellow at the "Universita Bocconi", Milano
1991-95Visiting 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”
1994/96Member 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)
1996Visiting Professor at the University of Pecs
1996-98Coordinator of INTAS project “Regionalization of Russian Federation”
1997Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Graz
1997External 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
1999-2000Member of the evaluation committee of Innoregio (development Programme for the new states by the German Ministry of Education and Research)
1999-2001Coordinator 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
2001-2005Scientific Director of “Lehrgang Ennstal” – College for Applied Technology, Information and Economics
2003-2010Editor of Book Series of the Institute of Technology and Regional Policy of Joanneum Research


Triathlon (Olympic distance)
2005-2006Expert of the European Commission/DG Regio for Cohesion Policy and for the Structural Funds Policy 2007 - 2013
2008Expert of the Slovenian Research Agency and the Czech Academy of Sciences
2008Expert of the OECD
2008/2009 Expert for the World Bank for the Turkish government
since 2009Member of the board of trustees of the Caritas Styria
since 2011Director of steiner+partner Wirtschaftanalysen GmbH
since 2013Member of the Editorial Board „Regional Studies Regional Science”
since 2015Scientific Coordinator of “Salzburger Kreis am K2”
2016Local Organizer of the Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association in Graz


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

Michael Steiner

Univ.-Prof.i.R. Mag. Dr. Dr. Michael Steiner Institute of Economics
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