PD Dr. habil. Michael Wyrwich

Lehrstuhlvertretung/ Interim FULL Professor



No fixed office hours (send me an email to make an appointment)

Room: 5.12

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Phone: +49 3641 9 43223
Fax: +49 3641 9 43232

Main fields of research

  • Persistence and change of economic structures
  • Labor market dynamics and economic growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The role of institutions for economic decision-making and behavior
  • The economics of forced migration
  • Regional aspects of economic inequality


Selected Publications

  • Historical and current spatial differences in female labor force participation: Evidence from Germany, Papers in Regional Science, 2018, forthcoming
    (EPAINOS Award for the best  paper presented by a young scientist at the Congress of the European Regional Science Association 2016).
  • The Effect of Entrepreneurship on Economic Development—An empirical analysis using regional entrepreneurship culture, (with Michael Fritsch),  Journal of Economic Geography, 2017, Vol. 17, 157-189. 
  • Industry structure, entrepreneurship, and culture: An empirical analysis using historical coalfields, (with M. Stuetzer, M. Obschonka, D.B. Audretsch, P.J. Rentfrow, L. Shaw-Taylor, M. Coombes, and M.Satchell), European Economic Review, 2016, Vol. 86, 52-72.
  • Entrepreneurship and intergenerational value transmission, Small Business Economics, 2015, Vol. 45, No. 1, 191-213.
  • The Long Persistence of Regional Entrepreneurship: Germany 1925 to 2005 (with Michael Fritsch), Regional Studies, 2014, Vol. 48, No. 6, 955-973.
  • Can socioeconomic heritage produce a lost generation with regard to entrepreneurship?, Journal of Business Venturing, 2013, Vol. 28, No. 5, 667-682.
  • Regional entrepreneurial heritage in a socialist and a post-socialist economy, Economic Geography, 2012, Vol. 88, No.4, 423-445.




Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Lehrstuhl für Unternehmens-
entwicklung, Innovation und
wirtschaftlichen Wandel
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena



Anja Ladig
Room 5.11

Phone: +49 (0)3641 9-43 230
Fax: +49 (0)3641 9-43 232
E-Mail: uiw.wiwi@uni-jena.de