Ass.-Prof. Dr. Anna-Theresa Renner


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 is currently a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. 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

Irlacher, Michael; Pennerstorfer, Dieter; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Unger; Florian (2022): Modelling inter-regional patient flows: Theory and evidence from spatially explicit data. (R & R at the International Economic Review)
(An earlier version of the paper can be found here:, 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.

Assistant Prof. Mag.a rer.soc.oec. Anna-Theresa Renner

Phone: +43 1 58801 280315 Call Anna-Theresa Renner

Send email to Anna-Theresa Renner