Anna-Theresa Renner holds the tenure track position of “Social Infrastructure Research and Planning” at the Research Unit of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Institute of Spatial Planning. Her main focus lies on regional and geographic variations of in- and outpatient healthcare supply, and the effects of unequal spatial distribution of healthcare services on patient health and mobility. She is currently also working on the impact of extreme heat events on hospitalizations and working accidents in Austria, and on the effects of in-utero exposure to disease outbreaks on early child outcomes in India.

Anna-Theresa was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 2021/22 funded by the “Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation-Schumpeter Fellowship”. Her previous affiliations include the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Vienna Institute of Demography/Austrian Academy of Science, and the Austrian Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH).

Fields of research

  • Social infrastructure
  • Health economics
  • Regional science

Selected Publications

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Irlacher, Michael; Pennerstorfer, Dieter; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Unger; Florian (2023): Modelling inter-regional patient flows: Theory and evidence from spatially explicit data. International Economic Review., opens an external URL in a new window

Stacherl, Barbara; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Weber Daniela (2023): Financial incentives and antibiotic prescribing patterns: Evidence from dispensing physicians in a public healthcare system. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 321(115791)., opens an external URL in a new window.

Renner, Anna-Theresa (2019). Inefficiencies in a healthcare system with a regulatory split of power: A spatial panel data analysis of avoidable hospitalisations in Austria. European Journal of Health Economics., opens an external URL in a new window.

Shaikh, Mujaheed; Miraldo, Marisa; Renner, Anna-Theresa (2018). Waiting time at health facilities and social class: Evidence from the Indian caste system. PLoS ONE, 13(10) open access., opens an external URL in a new window.