Research Department B2
Dr Brixy's research concentrates on the following fields: entrepreneurship, establishments and employment, regional differences in the quality of jobs, and endogenous regional development. Together with the Leibniz University of Hannover (Chair: Professor Sternberg) he heads the German team of the "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor" (GEM).
Udo Brixy studied geography in both Bonn und Aberdeen, completing his studies with a degree in geography from the University of Bonn in 1991 (Diplom-Geograph). He did his doctoral degree in 1999, also at the University of Bonn. In his doctoral thesis he examined the structure of the new company landscape in the eastern part of Germany after reunification. Dr Brixy has been a researcher at IAB since 1991. From 1998 to 2002 he was also attached to the Chair of Economic Geography of the University of Bonn. He was giving lectures and seminars in the subjects geography and economics at the universities of Munich, Trento, Hannover, Kaiserslautern and Bamberg.