Consultant and Project Manager in Düsseldorf, Deutschland
Karsten Reuss works as an Economist and Technology Consultant at VDI. In his PHD thesis Karsten used econometric simulation models to study policies that reduce income and educational inequality. Like many economists, he enjoys analysing large datasets and numbers to identify correlations and causal relationships (econometrics). Currently, he is particularly interested in regional innovation (eco-)systems, big data and evaluations of public policy. Examples of projects Karsten recently participated in: Development of the Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS3) for the state of Thuringia, Technology Report for Saxony, Evaluation of the INVEST program (a program that helps to stimulate venture capital investments at the early stage for young firms). To get new data the methods he applies range from desk research, interviews to questionnaires. His fields of research include innovation economics, policy evaluation, technology trends, educational economics and family economics.
During his free time Karsten Reuss enjoys hiking in places with beautiful nature. In the background picture he is at Rago National Park in Norway.