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Klaus Prettner

Klaus Prettner

University of Hohenheim

Klaus Prettner is Professor of Economics with a focus on economic growth and inequality at the University of Hohenheim. Previously he held positions as an Assistant Professor at the Vienna University of Technology and at the University of Göttingen, as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and as a research scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

His work is primarily concerned with the driving forces behind long-run economic growth in industrialized economies, the interrelations between inequality and economic growth, and the consequences of automation (in the form of robotics and 3D printing) on economic growth and inequality. Klaus studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Vienna and finished both studies in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Afterwards he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics also at the University of Vienna in 2009.

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