1956 born in Budapest/Hungary
1962 - 1974 Elementary school and high-school in Vienna
1974 - 1979 Commercial Studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Master of Science)
1980 - 1985 Ph.D. studies for Economics and Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of South Carolina, USA
1985 Graduation, Ph.D. in Economics (Univ. of South Carolina)
1985 - 1992 Economist, Oesterreichischen Nationalbank, Vienna (OeNB)
1987/88 Visiting Trainee, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA
1992 - 1995 Deputy Head of Division, Secretariat of the Board and Public Relations, OeNB
1995 - 1997 Head of Division, Foreign Research Division, OeNB
1997 - 2010 Director of Statistics, OeNB
2000 - 2010 Member of the Statistical Council of Statistics Austria
2004 - 2005 Member of the Executive Body of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics of the European Union (CMFB)
2006 - 2007 Chair of the Statistics Task Force of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB)
2008 - 2018 Member and then Vice-Chair of the Executive of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC)
2010 - 2018 Director General for Statistics, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, and Chair of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB)
2010 - 2017 Member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC)
2011 - 2018 Chair of the Contact Group on Data of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)
2013 - 2018 Co-Chair of the European Statistical Forum (ESF)
2017 - Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI)
2018 Visiting Professor, Universita di Roma, La Sapienza
2019 - 2023 Elected Member of the Council of the ISI
2019 - Emphasis Editor of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Vienna School of International Studies, Conference speaker, Central bank consultant.
Author of „The Credit-Anstalt Crisis of 1931”, Cambridge University Press, and more than 50 articles about (European) Central banking, Monetary history, and Statistics.
“Outstanding Academic Performance Award” Department of Economics of the University of South Carolina, USA.
“Outstanding Teaching Performance Award”, Department of Economics of the University of South Carolina, USA.
“Walther Kastner Preis”, Verband Österreichischer Banken und Bankiers, Vienna.
“Excellence in Teaching Award”, Webster University Vienna.
Honorary Professor for Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Honorary Member of the Austrian Statistical Society.