Professor of Economics
Phone: +43 1 31336 - 4503
Consultation hours: Thursday, 11 - 12 am
There are no consultation hours during the semester breaks.
1992 PhD in Economics, University of Linz, Austria.
1993 - 1994 Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.
1997 Visiting Professor ('Lehrstuhlvertretung'), Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, University of Giessen, Germany.
1998 - 1999 Visiting Professor ('Lehrstuhlvertretung'), Institute of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, University of Kiel, Germany.
1999 'Habilitation' in Economics, University of Linz, Austria. Topic of Habilitation: 'Flexibilität und Wettbewerb: Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse'
1999 - 2002: Full Professor (C4), Institute of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, University of Kiel, Germany.
2002 - : Full Professor (Univ.Prof.), Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria.
2005: Visiting Scholar, Institute for European Studies, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
2013 - 2014: Visiting Fellow, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
2012 - 2019: Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Policy, Economics University Bratislava ('Ekonomická Univerzita Bratislava'), Slovakia.
Industrial Organization, Economic Policy, Food and Agricultural Economics.
Recent Publications (selection)
Consumer Information and Price Transmission: Empirical Evidence. Journal of Industrial Economics, 2021, forthcoming (together with Jens-Peter Loy, Dieter Pennerstorfer, Daniela Rroshi und Biliana Yontcheva)
Information and Price Dispersion: Theory and Evidence. International Economic Review, 2020, Vol. 61(2), pp. 871-899 (together with Dieter Pennerstorfer, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, Nicolas Schutz and Biliana Yontcheva)
Product Differentiation and Cost Pass-Through. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2019, Vol. 70(3), pp. 840-858 (together with Jens-Peter Loy)
Price Transmission and Local Market Power: Empirical Evidence from the Austrian Gasoline Market. Applied Economics, 2018, Vol. 50(53), pp. 5728-5746 (together with Jens-Peter Loy, Carsten Steinhagen and Birgit Koch)
Market Structure and Competition in the Healthcare Industry: Results from a Transition Economy. The European Journal of Health Economics, 2018, Vol. 19(8), pp. 1087-1110 (together with Martin Lábaj, Peter Silanič and Biliana Yontcheva)
Asymmetric Cost Pass-Through? Empirical Evidence on the Role of Market Power, Search and Menu Costs. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 2016, Vol. 123, pp. 184-192 (together with J.P.Loy and Thomas Glauben)
Network Centrality and Market Prices: Empirical Evidence. Economics Letters, 2016, Vol. 39, pp. 79-83 (together with Dieter Pennerstorfer and Matthias Firgo)
Time as a Strategic Variable: Business Hours in the Gasoline Market. Applied Economics Letters, 2016, Vol. 23(15), pp. 1051-1056 (together with Agnes Kügler)
You will find a complete list of my publications in fides-datenbank.
Additional research material for selected publications is available at our online appendix website.
Researcher of the Month: Christoph Weiss
Does this sound familiar to you? You’re on vacation, looking for a nice place to enjoy a pizza. In all likelihood, you’ll end up paying too much for your pizza – much more than the locals, who simply have better information about which restaurants nearby offer good value. This goes to show that having more information is a clear advantage, which is confirmed by the work of our Researcher of the Month, WU Professor Christoph Weiss. As our March Researcher of the Month, Professor Weiss shares interesting insights into his work. Watch his Researcher of the Month 2021 video to find out what an expensive pizza in a tourist hot spot has to do with pricing in competitive markets.
Excellent Teaching Award 2020Prof.Dr. Christoph Weiss received the Excellent Teaching Award 2020. The Excellent Teaching Award gives special weight to our students’ opinions, because they are the ones who propose faculty members for this award. After expiration of the nomination period, the students’ submissions are forwarded to a jury that selects the winners based on course syllabi, evaluation results, and the reasons given in the students’ proposal.
100 years of research since October 21, 1919: From the Imperial Export Academy to the University of World Trade
WU officially became a research institution on October 21, 1919. On this historic day, a legal decree was passed turning the Imperial Export Academy into the University of World Trade, the predecessor of today’s WU. Now, 100 years later, research is a key element of WU’s identity and provides the foundation for the university’s research-led teaching. To celebrate this special anniversary, WU launched the 100 Years of Research (100 Jahre Forschung) campaign in 2019, answering questions submitted by the public.Under the motto "You ask the questions. We give the answers." asked Maximilian (20), a student from Lassing: "Why have the prices that farmers get for agricultural raw products hardly risen in the last 25 years?" You can find Prof. Christoph Weiss' answer here. (video only in German available)
German business daily Handelsblatt recognizes WU's Department of EconomicsThe German business daily Handelsblatt published the annual ranking of economics departments and business school professors. WU placed well again in 2011: WU’s Department of Economics came in at an excellent 14th place among the 25 best and most productive research institutions in the German-speaking world. In the published “Economists Ranking 2011”, six WU researchers - Harald Badinger, Ulrich Berger, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Manfred Fischer, Klaus Gugler and Christoph Weiss - are included among the top 250 researchers in the category “Lifetime Achievement”.