Georgeta Auktor

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Georgeta Auktor

Prof. Dr.

Beruflicher Werdegang

Prof. Dr. Georgeta Auktor (previously Vidican) joined the Faculty of Business Administration in the Summer Semester 2018. Since 2011 she has been working at the German Development Institute in Bonn, a development policy think-tank, as a senior researcher (until 2014) and as a research fellow (currently). Prior to joining the TH Nürnberg she held a professorship at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg at the Institute of Economics (from 2014 to 2017) and at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi (from 2008 to 2011).

Prof. Dr. Auktor earned her Doctoral degree in International Development and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, United States. She also holds a Masters degree in Applied Sociology (from University of Massachusetts Boston) and a Bachelor degree in Economics (from West University of Timisoara, Romania). In 2008 she received the Gill/Chin Lim award for the best doctoral dissertation in International Planning from the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from MIT.

Her research and teaching focuses on issues of green growth, industrial policy and private sector development, innovation systems and policy, entrepreneurship and competitiveness, technology and science policy, renewable energy and strategy in developing and emerging countries, and development policy and cooperation.


Development economics

International economics

Macro and microeconomics

Environmental economics

Energy and development

Research methods


Private sector development

Energy policy

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Science and technology policy

Green growth and sustainable development

Development policy and cooperation