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Martin Schürz

Dr. Martin Schürz, is an economist and an Adlerian Individual Psychologist; he is Head of Monetary Unit at the Economic Analysis Division at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. He works as a psychotherapist at an institute for children in crisis in Vienna (Boje) and lectures at the Economic University of Vienna (WU-Wien) and at the FH-Campus. 

His research interests are on issues of wealth distribution and justice. He is the project leader of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) of the Eurosystem in Austria (www.hfcs.at).

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Analysing Wealth Inequality: A Conceptual Reflection

Article | Apr 24, 2018

As early as 1900, German sociologist Georg Simmel identified a central feature of wealth in his seminal work The Philosophy of Money. Simmel writes about the superadditum of wealth for the rich, namely that a great fortune is encircled by innumerable possibilities of use, as though by an astral body.

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Income Inequality in Europe

Video | Apr 19, 2015

A member of the Austrian Central Bank tells us his research on wealth and income inequality in Europe.