Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Austria
Thomas Dax is Deputy director the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BAB) in Austria. Since about three decades he has contributed to European and international research on rural development, particularly focusing on mountain development research. Specific focus of studies is the territorial dimension of structural changes in mountain agriculture, an integrated perspective of local development and interrelations between different types of areas. He is also member in numerous international working groups, including a long-time participation in the OECD Working Parties of the Regional Development Policy Committee, respectively predecessors, in particular the Working Party on Rural Policy.