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WILFRIED ALTZINGER is associate professor of economics and deputy head of the Institute of Macroeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He studied at the Universities of Linz (Austria) and Bremen (Germany). He has a PhD in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and has written his Habilitation on “Austrian FDI in Central and Eastern Europe and its Implication on Trade and Employment”. He was Visiting Professor at Nuffield College, Oxford (2014), at the Department of Public Finance and Social Policy at the Free University of Berlin (2012), Guest Professor at the University of Mauritius (2004), Research Fellow at the Finish Economic Research Institute (1998) and at the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia (1993/94). His current research focuses on the theory and empirical evidence on income and wealth distribution.

In 2014 he has organized the Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) on “Economics of Inequality” at Vienna (Austria).