Dr. Thomas O. Zörner, BA
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