Economist | University Lecturer
Since May 2017, I have been heading the Financial Stability / Macroprudential Supervision Unit at the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) in Vaduz. Since Liechtenstein does not have a national central bank, the Financial Market Authority (FMA) is legally responsible to contribute to the stability of the financial system. As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), Liechtenstein is also a member of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). In this context, I am a member of the Advisory Technical Committee (ATC) and an alternate member of the ESRB General Board (GB). Previously, I worked as an Economist in the External Developments Division of the European Central Bank (ECB) and in the Foreign Research Division of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank).
My main responsibilites are the monitoring and analysis of financial stability issues in Liechtenstein and the calibration of various macroprudential instruments in the framework of EU financial market regulation.
Besides my policy work in central banking and financial market regulation, I'm an academic lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, the University of Liechtenstein and Vienna University of Economics & Business. In 2018, I successfully completed my Habilitation in Economics at the University of Innsbruck, i.e. the formal qualification for a professorship in Austria ("Privatdozent"). Since 2009, I have taught many courses in macroeconomics, public economics, economics of european integration, monetary economics, international economics and international finance / financial markets, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
At the beginning of 2011, I finished my PhD studies in Economics (Dr.rer.soc.oec.) at the University of Innsbruck sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae, the highest possible distinction for PhD graduates in Austria. Before starting my PhD studies, I finished my master studies in Econcomics (Mag.rer.soc.oec.), International Business (Mag.rer.soc.oec.) and in Political Science (Mag.phil.), each one with distinction, in 2008. During my studies, I spent one year at the Queensland University of Technology (2007) in Brisbane, Australia. Furthermore, I attended courses and summer schools at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009) and the London School of Economics (2010).