Studied spatial planning and spatial planning at the Vienna University of Technology.
1984 at the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (research initiative against forest extinction).
Since 1985 at the Federal Institute for Less Favoured and Mountainous Areas. Since 1992 head of the department "Basic Research and Analysis of Measures" and representation of the head of the department. Since 1990 Austrian delegate to the OECD working groups on rural policy.
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