Forschungsbereich Finanzwissenschaft und Infrastrukturpolitik
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Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Anna-Theresa RENNER

Anna-Theresa Renner holds the tenure track position of Social Infrastructure Research and Planning at the Research Unit of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Institute of Spatial Planning. Her main focus lies on regional and geographic variations of in- and outpatient healthcare supply, and the effects of unequal spatial distribution of healthcare services on patient health and mobility. She is currently also working on the differential impact of extreme weather on hospitalizations and working accidents in urban and rural areas.

Her previous affiliations include the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Vienna Institute of Demography/Austrian Academy of Science and the Austrian Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH).


Research Interests

  • Social infrastructure
  • Health economics
  • Regional science


Tel.: +43-1-58801-280315
E-Mail: anna-theresa.renner@tuwien.ac.at

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Working papers and current projects

Modelling inter-regional patient flows: Does distance go far enough? Together with Michael Irlacher, Dieter Pennerstorfer (both JKU Linz) and Florian Unger (Universität Göttingen). (A previous version of this paper has been published as Working Paper No. 2004. JKU Linz, Department of Economics, 2020).

Population change meets climate change– Projecting the future health(care) burden from heat waves in the metropolitan area of Vienna, Austria. Together with Leora Courtney, Raya Muttarak, Erich Striessnig (all Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital) and Roman Hoffmann (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research).

The impact of hospital closures in Italy on in-hospital mortality after AMI. Together with Simone Ghislandi, Benedetta Scotti, Nirosha Varghese (Bocconi University, Milan).

Hospital Quality and Patient Choice: Is There A Neighbourhood Effect? Together with Yuxi Wang (Bocconi University, Milan).

Investigating the impacts of regional disease outbreaks on child outcomes. Together with Mujaheed Shaikh (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin).

Scientific publications

Renner, Anna-Theresa (2019). Inefficiencies in a healthcare system with a regulatory split of power: A spatial panel data analysis of avoidable hospitalisations in Austria. European Journal of Health Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-019-01113-7.

Shaikh, Mujaheed; Miraldo, Marisa; Renner, Anna-Theresa (2018). Waiting time at health facilities and social class: Evidence from the Indian caste system. PLoS ONE, 13(10) open access. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205641.

Renner, Anna-Theresa; Bobek, Julia; Ostermann, Herwig (2016): Big Data for Health Service Research: Balancing Potentials and Challenges. Eurohealth. Special Issue Health Forum Gastein. Demographics and Diversity in Europe: New Solutions for Health. Vol. 22/3. OECD Publishing.

Renner, Anna-Theresa (2011): Socioeconomic Status and Risky Health Behaviours – Explaining the Health Gradient (Master thesis). Gesundheitswissenschaften Band 46: Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Gesundheitswesen aus der Perspektive engagierter junger GesundheitswissenschafterInnen; Edt. Alfred Grausgruber and Holger Penz.

Policy reports

Habl, Claudia; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Bobek, Julia; Laschkolnig, Anja (2016): Study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedicine and Healthcare. Final Report. Publications Office of the European Union: Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety - Health Programme.

Bobek, Julia; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Schneider, Peter; Ostermann, Herwig (2016): Selbst ist der Patient. Das Österreichische Gesundheitswesen – ÖKZ (57), Schaffler Verlag.

Ostermann, Herwig; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Bobek, Julia; Schneider, Peter; Vogler, Sabine (2015): A cost/benefit analysis of self-care systems in the European Union. Final Report. Gesundheit Österreich Forschungs- und Planungs GmbH. Commissioned and published by the European Commission.

Renner, Anna-Theresa; Bobek, Julia; Endel, Gottfried; Rosian-Schikuta, Ingrid; Wilbacher, Ingrid (2015): Kolonkrebs-Screening mittels Stuhlbluttests – Nationaler Bericht Österreich basierend auf dem EUnetHTA Core-Bericht (English: Colorectal cancer screening using fecal blood tests – National report Austria based on the EUnetHTA Core report). Gesundheit Österreich GmbH and Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger. Commissioned and published by the Austrian Ministry of Health.

Trummer, Ursula; Novak-Zezula, Sonja; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Wilczewska, Ina (2015): Cost analysis of health care provision for migrants and ethnic minorities. Thematic study developed and implemented by C-HM under the overall guidance of IOM MHD RO Brussels within the framework of the IOM/EC EQUI-HEALTH project “Fostering health provision for migrants, the Roma, and other vulnerable groups”. Vienna.

Renner, Anna-Theresa; Booth, Neill; Berlic, Nika (2014): Cost and economic evaluation of the technology (ECO-Domain) in EUnetHTA Core report: Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) versus guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening. Edt. Jefferson, Tom; Cerbo, Marina; Vicari, Nicola (all Agenas, Italy).

Pertl, Daniela; Eisenmann, Alexander; Holzer, Ulrike; Renner, Anna-Theresa (2014): Lungenvolumenreduktion bei Patienten mit Lungenemphysem (English: Lung volume reduction in patients with lung emphysema). Schriftenreihe Health Technology Assessment. Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information DIMDI, Köln.

Habl, Claudia; et al. (2014): Armut und Gesundheit. In: Handbuch Armut in Österreich (English: Poverty and Health. In: Handbook Poverty in Austria). Edt. Nikolaus Dimmel, Martin Schenk, Christine Stelzer-Orthofer, StudienVerlag, Innsbruck - Wien - Bozen: 240-267.

Rosian-Schikuta, Ingrid; Ostermann, Herwig; Renner, Anna-Theresa; Vrtikapa, Katerina (2013): Verlagerung von Kataraktoperationen in Tageskliniken. Evidenz, Ist-Stand, Budgetauswirkung (English: Budget impact assessment of shifting cataract surgery from inpatient to day-care). Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit. Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, Wien.

Antony, Katja; Fröschl, Barbara; Renner, Anna-Theresa (2013): Quick Assessment: Maßnahmen zur Erhöhung der MMR-Durchimpfungsrate - Übersicht aus Literatur und Länderrecherchen (English: Strategies to increase MMR-vaccination coverage – a literature overview and country comparison). Bundesministerium für Gesundheit. Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, Wien.