Professor Maarten Janssen is a Research Associate at ZEW. He is a professor of microeconomics at the University of Vienna and a research guest professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, where he also received an honorary degree in 2017. He is also an elected foreign member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and a research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C.. Before joining the University of Vienna he was a professor of microeconomics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of the Tinbergen Institute. Under his leadership, the Vienna Graduate School of Economics was created.
His main academic research area is the theory of industrial organization, where he is known for his work in consumer search and auctions. In these areas he has published more than 50 scholarly articles in journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Rand Journal of Economics and the Economic Journal.