Dr. Maximilian Benner
Economist and economic geographer
Private Sector Development with a focus on clusters, local and regional economic development, innovation and SMEs, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Fields of research
Regional structural policy and industrial policy (incl. innovation policy)Cluster policy and smart specialisationMiddle Eastern political economyIndustrialization and structural transformation in the Middle East and North AfricaTourism policy and tourism clusters
You can find more information about my research and my current research project "A New Arab Social Contract? Institutional Perspectives for Private Sector Growth in Arab Economies" here (external link) on the web pages of the Institute of Geography at the University of Heidelberg.