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Astrid Pennerstorfer

Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU)
Institute for Social Policy
Room D4.3.250
Welthandelsplatz 1/D4
1020 Vienna

Astrid Pennerstorfer is assistant professor at the Institute for Social Policy. Her research focus is the analysis of the social services sector, nonprofit organisations as providers of social services, and the intersection of nonprofit organisations and social policy.

Astrid holds a doctoral degree in economics, and has Magister degrees in commerce and sociology. Before joining the WU, she was Program Director of the master program “Social economy and social work” at FH Campus Wien. She is a member of the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).

Research interest:

·         Social services sector

·         Funding of nonprofit organisations

·         Market dynamics in social service providers

·         Child care markets