Professor Martin Feldkircher holds the Chair in International Economics at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He graduated from the Program in Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and completed his PhD at the University of Innsbruck. He holds a venia docendi from the department of economics at the Vienna University of Business and Economics where he taught several courses on international economics. His research has appeared in international top journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of International Money & Finance, the Journal of Comparative Economics, Regional Studies, the Journal of Forecasting, the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, inter alia.
Professor Feldkircher's research is in the field of international macroeconomics, monetary policy and forecasting. He has developed econometric tools to quantify the effects of a policy change in one country to the rest of the world. Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis and the need for accommodative monetary policy, he applied these techniques to estimate the international consequences of major central banks lowering their policy rates or launching asset purchase programs. Other topics cover applications of Bayesian econometrics, comparative economics, economic growth and regional economics.