Head, Group Basic Research
Erste Group Bank
1978, PhD, Vienna Univ. 1979, joined the Austrian Academy of Sciences: until 1992, Director, Institute of Demography. 1992-2003, Head of the Dept of Demography, Humboldt Univ., Berlin. Visiting Prof.: Univ. of California at Berkeley (1986, 1989, 1997-98); Univ. of Bamberg (1986); Frankfurt (1988); Klagenfurt (1996, 1998); Vienna (2001-02); Zurich (1992). 2001-02, Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Mathematics of Finance, Technical Univ., Vienna. Has worked as consultant for the European Commission, OECD and World Bank. Adviser to the Greek (2003), Dutch (2004) and Slovene (2008) EU presidencies. 2000-01, Member, German commission on immigration reform. 2008-10, Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union. Head of Basic Research (Erste Group); Head of the Board of Erste School of Banking and Finance (Erste Group). Senior Fellow, Hamburg Institute of Int'l Economics (HWWI). Teaches at the Univ. of St Gallen.