Martin Wagner, PhD

University of Klagenfurt, Bank of Slovenia and Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Austria

Martin Wagner currently serves as Chief Economic Advisor at the Bank of Slovenia, Professor of Economics at the University of Klagenfurt and Fellow of the Macroeconomics and Economic Policy group at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. From October 2017 until end of 2018 he was Chief Economist of the Bank of Slovenia, being on leave from Technical University Dortmund, where we has been Professor of Econometrics and Statistics in the Faculty of Statistics of the Technical University Dortmund from 2012 until 2019. He was educated in Vienna, at the Technical University and the Institute for Advanced Studies, obtaining Diplomas in Mathematics (1995) and Economics (1998), as well as his Doctorate (2000). He obtained his Habilitation in Economics in 2007 at the University of Bern. Martin Wagner has worked at the Technical University of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Bern and has been Professor of Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Graz before his arrival in Dortmund. Visiting positions have brought him to Princeton University and the European University Institute in Florence.

Current Economic Trends and Outlook

The author will present the current economic situation and prospects, both from an international – especially European – and Slovenian perspective. Some of the major risks will be addressed. Based on the macroeconomic picture, some topics will be addressed in greater detail, such as education, technology, and competition.