Research Area
Social and Economic History

Research Institution
University of Vienna

Academic Position
Associate Professor

Important Grants or Merits
Research scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Project grant by the Volkswagen Foundation

Research results should be accessible for the widest scientific public possible. Price developments undermine the opportunities created by electronic media and the web to secure access to publications particularly, but not only for financially weaker institutions and countries. In the face of reduced budgets and a constantly growing publication environment, Open Access is an important means to stem and possibly reverse this trend. This is why I offer Open Access to my publications, if I can do so legally. I welcome any initiative to strengthen Open Access publications.