Michael Fritsch is Professor of Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and Research Professor at the Halle Institute for Economic Reseach (IWH).
He is also Associate Editor of the academic journals Regional Studies and Small Business Economics. Michael Fritsch has received his degrees in economics (Diplom Volkswirt, Ph.D., Habilitation) from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1992-2006, he was Professor of Economics and Chair of Economic Policy, at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, and from 2006-2018 he was Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The main fields of his recent research are entrepreneurship and innovation. His publications comprise several hundred articles in scholarly journals and in edited volumes as well as diverse books. For more information see www.m-fritsch.de