The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Stephan Barisitz

Senior Economist, Foreign Research Division

Oesterreichische Nationalbank


Stephan Barisitz joined the OeNB in December 1998 and focuses on country research and monitoring of Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet republics, as well as on banking and financial sector analysis. He has published about 90 articles so far, many of them in OeNB journals. Stephan also focuses on central Asian studies and in late 2015 finished a manuscript on the economic history of central Asia and the Silk Road. In 2008, Stephan passed his habilitation exam in economic history at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). His habilitation thesis deals with banking transformation in Central and Eastern Europe from communism to capitalism (1980 to 2006). He was a lecturer at the Institute for Economic and Social History from 2009 to 2013. Before coming back to Vienna in 1998, Stephan worked for three years as an economist at the OECD in Paris, where, together with a colleague, has was in charge of the Russia-CIS-Bulgaria Desk of the OECD Economics Department. Before that he was with the Austrian Institute for East and South-East European Studies (OSI), Vienna, from 1992 to 1995, responsible for economic research and editing of Institute publications. Stephan had started his career as an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) back in 1986 - i.e. still three years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Stephan studied economics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and, after a research stay at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, passed his doctorate in 1986.  


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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna