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Iryna  Kristensen

Senior Research Fellow

Specialized in regional economic development, smart specialisation, innovation and inter-sectoral collaboration

Academic qualifications

Doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Austria), 2015

MSc in Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics, Lund University (Sweden), 2011


  • English
  • Swedish
  • German


Prior positions

Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Social and Economic Sciences and SCEUS, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Austria)

Visiting Researcher at Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University (Sweden)


Dubois, A., Kristensen, I., Teräs, J. (2017). Outsmarting geography: how implementing Smart Specialisation promotes territorial development in Sparsely Populated Regions. European Planning Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2017.1320355

Kristensen, I. and Scherrer, W. (2016). Public Private Partnerships as a Systemic Instrument of Governance in Regional Innovation Policy. International Public Administration Review, 14(1): 37-54

Kristensen, I., McQuaid, W. R. and Scherrer W.  ‘Public Private Partnership as an Instrument of Innovation Policy’. In: Ulrich Hilpert (ed.) Handbook of Politics and Technology, Routledge: Oxford, 2015, pp. 249-261