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Researcher Profile

PD Mag. Dr. Peter Biegelbauer S.M.

PD Mag. Dr. Peter Biegelbauer S.M.


Senior Scientist


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




+43 50550 4589


+43 50550 4599


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Institutional Change and Policy Instruments

Main Research: Public Policy Analysis; Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Responsible Innovation; Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Experience: Peter Biegelbauer is Senior Scientist at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. He focuses on policy related work in fields such as innovation policy, responsible innovation and sustainability transitions, where he has coordinated a number of national and international research projects. He is involved in academic and policy work, being part of various boards and committees in several countries. He has published more than hundred articles on policy analysis, policy evaluation, knowledge and expertise in decision-making, regulatory impact assessment and the possibilities of learning from experience. He is teaching at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Science Campus Vienna and holds degrees from the University of Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria, and from MIT, USA, all in political science.

  • 2014-now: Lecturer
    SOQUA, FH Campus, Austrian Federal Administrative Academy / Austria
  • 2012-now: Senior Scientist
    AIT / Austria
  • 2001-2009: Lecturer
    University of Innsbruck / Austria
  • 1998-2012: Senior Researcher
    Institute for Advanced Studies / Austria
  • 1998-now: Lecturer
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 1998-1999: Lecturer
    University of Salzburg / Austria
  • 1996-1998: Researcher
    ICCR Vienna / Austria
  • 1994-1996: Freelance Researcher
    Vienna / Austria
  • 2012 - now: Elected Co-Chair Section "Politics and Administration", Austrian Political Science Association
  • 2011 - now: European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group "Democratic Innovations"
  • 2011 - now: German Association for Political Science, Section "Policy Analysis and Administrative Science"
  • 2010 - 2014: Executive Board of the Austrian Political Science Journal
  • 2007 - now: European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group "Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis"
  • 2001 - now: International Political Science Association
  • 2000 - now: Central European Political Science Association
  • 1999 - 2001: Elected General Secretary Austrian, Political Science Association
  • 1996 - 1999: Elected Co-Chair Section "Political Economy", Austrian Political Science Association
  • 1994 - now: European Association for the Study of Science and Technology
  • 1991 - now: Austrian Political Science Association
  • 1989 - 1991: Elected Member, Student Government
  • 2015 - 2018: Co-Editor of the Journal "European Policy Analysis"
  • 2016 - 2020: Member of Graduate School Programme Commission of FH Campus, Public Management
  • 2016 - 2020: Management Committee Member of COST-Action European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (ENRESSH)
  • 2017 - now: Sounding Board Member of the Gov Lab of the Austrian Ministry for Public Service and Sports
  • 2018 - now: Editorial Board Member of Journal European Policy Analysis
  • 2019 - now: Scientific Board Member of Impact Assessment Observatory, Torino, Italy
  • 2019 - now: Member of Board of the Austrian Political Science Association
  • 2021 - now: Member of Board of KDZ-Centre for Public Administration Research
  • 2013: Book Grant Austrian Research Association
  • 2011: Paul Lazarsfeld Award
  • 2011: ELSA-GEN Mobility Programme Stipend
  • 2011: ECPR Joint Sessions Professionals Grant
  • 2003: Fulbright Exchange Scholarship for Scientists
  • 2003: Austrian Research Association Research Scholarship
  • 1998: Windhag Dissertation Award
  • 1994: Scholarship for Excellence, University of Vienna
  • 1991: Scholarship for Outstanding Performance, University of Vienna


  • Democratic Theory and Citizen Participation: democracy models in the evaluation of public participation in science and technology”, in: Science and Public Policy
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer and Janus Hansen
    Journal: Science and Public Policy, 38(8) (2011) ; 589-598
  • Becoming More Resilient In Crisis Situations: Innovations for Democratic Systems
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer
    Journal: Gaia, 22(3) (2013) ; 206-208
  • Politik, öffentliche Verwaltung und Wissen: Wer prägt die Politikgestaltung ethisch und technisch komplexer Themen?
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer, Erich Griessler, Anne Loeber
    Journal: der moderne staat, 6 (2013) ; 223-240
  • Die wissenschaftliche (Nicht-)Beschäftigung mit der Verwaltung und ihrem Verhältnis zur Politik in Österreich
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer, Christoph Konrath, Benedikt Speer
    Journal: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 43(4) (2014) ; 349-365
  • How Different Forms Of Policy Learning Influence Each Other: Case Studies from Austrian Innovation Policy-Making
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer
    Journal: Policy Studies, 37(2) (2016) ; 129-146
  • Auswahlverfahren von Forschungsförderungsorganisationen im internationalen Vergleich
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer, Thomas Palfinger
    Journal: fteval Journal , 41 (2016) ; 63-68
  • Mitentscheiden oder Mitgestalten: Direkte Demokratie versus Deliberation in lokalen Entscheidungsfindungsprozessen
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer, Sandro Kapeller
    Journal: SWS-Rundschau, 57(1) (2017) ; 32-55
  • The tower of Babylon in the governance of research, technology and innovation: Participatory foresight as a method of policy coordination
    Author(s): Michael Dinges, Peter Biegelbauer, Doris Wilhelmer
    Journal: Futures, 100 (2018) ; 34-44
  • How to Select the Best: Selection Procedures of Innovation Agencies
    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer, Thomas Palfinger, Sabine Mayer
    Journal: Research Evaluation, 29 (2020) ; 289–299
  • How (Not) to Solve Local Conflicts Around Alternative Energy Production: Six Cases of Siting Decisions of Austrian Wind Power Parks
    Author(s): Sandro Kapeller, Peter Biegelbauer
    Journal: Utilities Policy, 65 (2020)
  • Wie lernt die Politik;
    Lernen aus Erfahrung in Politik und Verwaltung

    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer
    Publisher: Springer VS; Wiesbaden; 2013; 262 Seiten; ISBN: 978-3-531-18591-0
    Series: ; VS Forschung
  • Translational research: entrepreneurship, advocacy and programmatic work in the governance of biomedical innovation;
    In: The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems: Explaining Change

    Author(s): Etienne Vignola-Gagné, Peter Biegelbauer, Daniel Lehner
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing; Cheltenham, UK; 2014; pp. 132-158; ISBN: 978 1 78471 018 7
    Series: Susana Borrás, Jakob Edler; EU-Spri Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • EU Research, Technological Development and Innovation Policy ;
    Handbook of European Policies: Interpretive Approaches to the EU

    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer and Matthias Weber
    Publisher: Edward Elgar; 2018; 241-259
    Series: Hubert Heinelt/Sybille Münch (Eds.)
  • Innovation Policy Learning ;
    Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer
    Publisher: Springer, New York, NY; 2019
    Series: Elias Carayannis, David Campbell (eds)
  • Innovation Policy Coordination;
    Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Author(s): Peter Biegelbauer
    Publisher: Springer, New York, NY; 2019
    Series: Elias Carayannis, David Campbell (eds)
  • Translational Research;
    Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Author(s): Etienne Vignola-Gagné E. and Peter Biegelbauer
    Publisher: Springer, New York, NY; 2019
    Series: Elias Carayannis, David Campbell (eds)

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