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Bernhard Felderer

Bernhard Felderer

Bernhard Felderer

Ph.D.

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Bernhard Felderer (born in 1941) has been Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria, since 1991 and Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne, Germany, since 1995. He studied law and economics at the University of Vienna, where received his doctoral degree in 1964.

Following his studies in economics at the Faculté de Droit et Sciences Economiques of the University of Paris, he worked for two years as a research assistant of Prof. Fritz Machlup at Princeton University, New York, and later on lectured as a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
After serving six years as an assistant professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, he started to lecture as a full professor at the University of Cologne in 1974. In 1987 he was appointed Director of the Economics Seminar at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, a position he held until 1990. In 1977 he received a six-month appointment from the Soviet Academy of Sciences for consulting and teaching, mainly in Novosibirsk and Moscow.
He serves on the General Council of the Austrian National Bank and on the Austrian Government Debt Committee and is managing editor of the „German Economic Review“ (GER) and associate editor of „Empirical Economics“. His main fields of interest are macroeconomic theory and policy, population economy and population development. In addition to numerous other publications, he is the co-author of “Makroökonomik und Neue Makroökonomik“ (with St. Homburg), which is the largest-selling textbook in Germany and Austria since the mid-eighties and has been translated into four other languages.