Klaus-Dieter Wagner

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Regional Planning graduate of the Vienna Technical University
Since 1987: Staff member of the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics,
since 3/1/2006 Head of Department of Agricultural Policy, Rural Sociology and Regional Research, from 1/12/2012 to 30/4/2014 Interim Head of the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics.

Main areas of work

  • Regional economic quantifications, evaluations and structural analyses that serve to depict the state of regional development, to assess the impact of agricultural and environmental policy measures, and to delineate the boundaries of agricultural production and development areas
  • ÖPUL (Austrian agri-environmental programme)
  • EU Structural Fund
  • Rural development
  • Multifunctionality
  • Evaluations
  • Participation in subcommittees of the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning (ÖROK) and in diverse working groups focusing on regional statistics and/or economies

Research Projects and Scientific Activities

  • LIVERUR - The Living Lab concept in rural areas >
  • Evaluation of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020: Technical Assistance >
  • Functions and services of agriculture and their value to society >
  • SIMRA-Social Innovations in Marginalised Rural Areas (H2020 Project) >


Egartner, S., Niedermayr.J., Wagner, K. (Edts.) (2018): Innovation and Cooperation in Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Rural Regions. Rural Areas and Development Volume 15 of the European Rural Development Network. Institute of Agriculture and Food Economics - National Research Institute Warsaw and Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics Vienna.

Egartner, S., Niedermayr, J., Wagner, K. (edts.). (2018): Studies in Agricultural Economics Volume 120, Number 1 (60). Budapest: Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet. Https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/273112/files/Studies%20120_01_p01-04.pdf

Wagner, K. (2015): Regionale Strukturveränderungen in Österreichs Landwirtschaft seit dem EU-Beitritt. In Resl, Th. Egartner S. (Hrsg), Einblicke in Österreichs Landwirtschaft seit dem EU-Beitritt. Wien: Bundesanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft Schriftenreihe 108. >

Wagner, K. (2015): Almregionen, Almtypen und Almwirtschaft in Zahlen. In: Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut und Almwirtschaft Österreich (Hrsg.), Almwirtschaftliches Basiswissen. Wien. LFI Österreich. >

Wagner, K.; Neuwirth, J. und Janetschek, H. (2012): Agriculture and the Threat of Water Scare in Alpine Regions. Abschlussbericht zum Forschungsprojekt AWI/165/09 EU, Teilprojekt des EU Alpine Space Projektes "Alp Water Scarce", 5-1-3-F. Schriftenreihe der Bundesanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft Nr. 103. >

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