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First name(s), family name

Thomas Michael Url

Current Position(s)

Economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Vienna

Key areas of research

Risk, Insurance, and Capital Based Old Age Provision
European Economic and Monetary Union
Applied Econometrics

Date of birth

June 2, 1963




married one child


1988 - 1990: Institute of Advanced Studies, Economics Department, Vienna: Post Graduate Scholarship
1987 - 1993: Universities of Graz and Vienna: Economics (Dokoratsstudium)
1981 - 1986: University of Graz: Economics (Diplomstudium)

Degree(s) od Diploma(s) obtained



Theme of thesis

The Effects of Exchange Rate Policy on the Wage and Price Formation in Austria

Employment Record

1994 - date: Economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1990 - 1993: Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Economics Department, Vienna

Other professional activities

2017 to date: Austrian Statistical Society, Head of Working Group on Economoic Statistics and National Accounts
2017 to date: Lecturer at the University of Vienna
2017: Lecturer at the University of Graz
01 - 07 2015: Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Econometrics and Business Statistics Monash University, Melbourne
2014 to date: Expert Member Austrian Fiscal Council
2012 to 2016: Member Austrian Pension Commission
2008 to date: Member of Editorial Board, Empirica, Journal of European Economics.
01 - 06 2006: Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Economics Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow
2000: Course director, OECD Seminar on Forecasting, Vienna
1999 - 2002: Editor WIFO-Monatsberichte, Austrian Economic Quarterly
1996 to 2017: Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
01 - 06 1996: Research Fellow at the Konjunkturinstitutet Stockholm
1995 - 1996: Lecturer at the Federal Administrative Academy
1994 - 2000: Lecturer at the Joint Vienna Institute, OECD Seminar on Forecasting, Vienna
1992 - 1995: Lecturer at the Institute of European Studies, Vienna

Language Skills

German: mother tongue

English: excellent

Dr. Thomas Url

Economist, WIFO

Lecturer, University of Vienna, Vienna


Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Arsenal, Objekt 20

1030 Vienna



Phone: +431 / 798 26 01 - 279

Fax: +431 / 798 93 86

Email: Thomas.Url(at)wifo.ac.at

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