Sandra M. Leitner

Economist

e-Mail: sandra.leitner@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-54

Sandra Leitner is Economist at wiiw. Her areas of interest and expertise revolve around the economics of innovation and technical change and related areas like growth and business cycle theory, labour and capital markets, entrepreneurship and investment theory. She specialises in applied micro-econometrics and possesses an in-depth knowledge of and expertise in national and international firm-level datasets. She has been involved in several EU framework projects (e.g. MICRO-DYN, WIOD) as well as projects for the EU Commission on issues of innovation and employment. She holds a Ph.D. in economics awarded by the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and an M.Sc. in Contemporary Asian Studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is lecturer at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'Financing constraints and firm growth in emerging Europe', South East European Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016, pp. 18-40 link
  • 'Access to finance and composition of funding during the crisis: A firm level analysis of Latin American countries' (with Robert Stehrer), Latin American Journal of Economics, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2013, pp. 1-47
  • 'Shapes and Determinants of Returns to Innovation' (with Robert Stehrer), Economics of Innovation and New Technology , Vol. 20, No. 8, 2011, pp. 777-795
  • 'The business cycles in the Philippines: a characterization', Philippine Management Review, Vol. 12, 2005, pp. 9-22 link
Articles in books
  • 'Impacts of R&D Internationalisation on domestic R&D Activities' (with Robert Stehrer), The Internationalisation of Business R&D, Chapter 11, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2014
  • 'Host Country Determinants of R&D Internationalisation' (with Robert Stehrer), The Internationalisation of Business R&D, Chapter 9, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2014
  • 'Determinants of International R&D Activities: Evidence from a Gravity Model' (with Bernhard Dachs and Robert Stehrer), in: Thomas Scherngell (eds), The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, Chapter 10, Advances in Spatial Science, Springer, 2013, pp. 175-200
  • 'Internationalisation of business investments in R&D and analysis of their economic impact' (with Bernhard Dachs, Neil Foster-McGregor, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Franziska Kampik, Thomas Scherngell, Robert Stehrer, Waltraut Urban and Georg Zahradnik), European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Luxembourg, 2012 link
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Trade integration, production fragmentation and performance in Europe - blessing or curse? A comparative analysis of the New Member States and the EU-15' (with Robert Stehrer), GRINCOH, WP5, May 30th, 2014 link
  • 'Change begets change: Employment effects of technological and non-technological innovations – A comparison across countries' (with Johannes Pöschl and Robert Stehrer), MICRO-DYN Working Paper, No. 32/10, 2010
  • 'Do exporters share parts of their rents with their employees? Evidence from Austrian manufacturing firms' (with Robert Stehrer), MICRO-DYN Working Paper, No. 31/10, 2010
  • 'Skewed Distributions and Returns to Innovative Firms in Austria' (with Robert Stehrer), MICRO-DYN Working Paper, No.12/08, 2008

wiiw Publications

wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Intra-EU mobility and push and pull factors in EU labour markets: a panel VAR model' (with Michael Landesmann), Monthly Report No. 3/2016, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2016, pp. 16-20
  • 'Firm growth and financing constraints in the NMS-10 and the Western Balkan countries – a comparative analysis', Monthly Report No. 2/2016, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2016, pp. 6-8
  • 'Financing constraints in CESEE and FSU countries' (with Michael Landesmann and Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 2/2016, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2016, pp. 9-12
  • 'Effects of financing constraints on M&E-investment-based innovation strategies' (with Michael Landesmann and Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 2/2016, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2016, pp. 13-15
  • 'Job-skill mismatch patterns in EU labour markets: migrants versus natives' (with Stefan Jestl and Michael Landesmann), Monthly Report No. 6/2015, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2015, pp. 4-10
  • 'The role of business services linkages for manufacturing performance in EU Member States', Monthly Report No. 3/2015, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2015, pp. 14-17
  • 'Energy intensity, energy cost shares and industrial competitiveness' (with Vasily Astrov, Olga Pindyuk and Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 2/2015, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2015, pp. 15-19
  • 'Developments of the gender wage gap in the European Union – reason for hope?' (with Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 11/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 11, Vienna, November 2014, pp. 11-13
  • 'Determinants of SMEs’ funding obstacles – a comparative analysis of EU-15 and NMS-13 countries' (with Marek Rojicek), Monthly Report No. 10/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2014, p. 17-20
  • 'Mobility patterns in the European Union: the role and impact of migrants' (with Michael Landesmann), Monthly Report No. 4/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 4, Vienna, April 2014, pp. 3-7
  • 'Trade integration, vertical specialisation and employment growth in the new Member States' (with Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 3/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2014, pp. 4-6
  • 'R&D and non-R&D innovators in the financial crisis: the role of binding credit constraints' (with Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 6/2013, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2013, pp. 6-12
  • 'The gravity of cross-border R&D expenditure ' (with Bernhard Dachs and Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 8-9/2012, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2012, pp. 1-6
  • 'Labour hoarding during the crisis: Evidence for selected new member states from the Financial Crisis Survey' (with Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 7/2012, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7, Vienna, July 2012, pp. 7-13
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'The Future Development of EU Industry in a Global Context' (with Manuel Marcias, Daniel Mirza, Robert Stehrer and Roman Stöllinger), wiiw Research Report, No. 409, Vienna, January 2016 link
  • 'Energy Efficiency and EU Industrial Competitiveness: Energy Costs and their Impact on Manufacturing Activity' (with Vasily Astrov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Olga Pindyuk, Johannes Pöschl and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Research Report, No. 405, Vienna, August 2015 link
  • 'The Relation between Industry and Services in Terms of Productivity and Value Creation' (with Neil Foster-McGregor, Koenen Johannes, Baker Paul, Julia Schricker, Robert Stehrer, Thomas Strobel, Jurgen Vermeulen, Hans-Günther Vieweg and Anastasia Yagafarova), wiiw Research Report, No. 404, Vienna, July 2015 link
  • 'Migrants and Natives in EU Labour Markets: Mobility and Job-Skill Mismatch Patterns' (with Stefan Jestl and Michael Landesmann), wiiw Research Report, No. 403, Vienna, July 2015 link
  • 'Competitiveness of the European Economy' (with Michael Landesmann and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Research Report, No. 401, Vienna, May 2015 link
  • 'Earnings Distributions and Dimensions of Inequality ' (with Neil Foster-McGregor, Sebastian Leitner, Johannes Pöschl and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Research Report, No. 399, Vienna, December 2014 link
  • 'Trade Integration, Production Fragmentation and Performance in Europe - Blessing or Curse? A Comparative Analysis of the New Member States and the EU-15' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Research Report, No. 397, Vienna, November 2014 link
  • 'Sectoral Employment Effects of Economic Downturns' (with Neil Foster-McGregor, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Sebastian Leitner, Nirina Rabemiafara, Fadila Sanoussi, Robert Stehrer and Terry Ward), wiiw Research Report, No. 379, Vienna, August 2012 link
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'The Role of Financial Constraints for Different Innovation Strategies: Evidence for CESEE and FSU Countries' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 125, Vienna, April 2016 link
  • 'Choosing the Right Partner: R&D Cooperations and Innovation Success', wiiw Working Paper, No. 124, Vienna, February 2016 link
  • 'Changing Patterns in M&E-Investment-Based Innovation Strategies in CESEE and FSU Countries' (with Michael Landesmann and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 123, Vienna, January 2016 link
  • 'Intra-EU Mobility and Push and Pull Factors in EU Labour Markets: Estimating a Panel VAR Model' (with Michael Landesmann and Isilda Mara), wiiw Working Paper, No. 120, Vienna, August 2015 link
  • 'Labour Mobility of Migrants and Natives in the European Union: An Empirical Test of the 'Greasing of the Wheels’ Effect of Migrants' (with Michael Landesmann), wiiw Working Paper, No. 119, Vienna, August 2015 link
  • 'What Determines SMEs’ Funding Obstacles to Bank Loans and Trade Credits?' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 114, Vienna, May 2015 link
  • 'Should I Stay, Should I Go Back or Should I Move Further? Contrasting Answers under Diverse Migration Regimes' (with Michael Landesmann and Isilda Mara), wiiw Working Paper, No. 111, Vienna, January 2015 link
  • 'R&D and Non-R&D Innovators in the Financial Crisis: the Role of Binding Credit Constraints' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 95, Vienna, February 2013 link
  • 'The Gravity of Cross-border R&D Expenditure' (with Bernhard Dachs and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 91, Vienna, July 2012 link
  • 'Labour Hoarding during the Crisis: Evidence for selected New Member States from the Financial Crisis Survey' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 84, Vienna, June 2012 link
  • 'Access to Finance and Composition of Funding during the Crisis: A firm-level analysis for Latin American countries' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 78, Vienna, February 2012 link
  • 'Do Exporters Share Part of their Rents with their Employees? Evidence from Austrian Manufacturing Firms' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 73, Vienna, February 2011 link
  • 'Change Begets Change: Employment Effects of Technological and Non-Technological Innovations - a Comparison across Countries' (with Johannes Pöschl and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 72, Vienna, January 2011 link
wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers
  • 'Firm growth and financing constraints in the NMS-10 and the Western Balkan countries – a comparative analysis', wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Paper, No. 115, Vienna, October 2015 link

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