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Dr. Thomas O. Zörner, BA

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Department Volkswirtschaft
WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Welthandelsplatz 1
Gebäude D4, 2.OG
1020 Wien

Tel: +43-1-31336-4516

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About me

I am an assistant professor in macroeconomics with research interests in macroeconometrics, credit and business cycles, and non-linear models in economics. Moreover, I am currently employed as an Economist at the Foreign Research Division at the Austrian National Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, OeNB) with research focus on monetary policy issues.

I hold a PhD in Economics, an MSc in Economics (Major: Mathematical Track), a BSc in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (Major: Economics), a BA in Anthropology and was the winner of the Young Economist Award (2018) by the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) and of the Stephan Koren-Preis (2019) for my dissertation ”Nonlinear dynamics in credit markets: endogenous regime switching, financial frictions, and market sentiments” awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Prior to this position, I was Research Associate at the Institute of International Economics and Development on a project, funded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) about heterogeneous expectations in macroeconomic models. Since 2018, I am principle investigator for a project about forecasting exchange rates in a unified econometric framework. Moreover, I was a consultant for the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO), visiting researcher at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), and the University of Salzburg.


  • Macroeconomics and (Bayesian) Macroeconometrics

  • Credit and business cycles

  • Application of dynamic system theory in economics