The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Michael Landesmann

Scientific Director and Professor of Economics

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)


Michael Landesmann is scientific director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw; www.wiiw.ac.at) and professor of economics at the Johannes Kepler University (www.econ.jku.at) where he is also a department head of economic theory and quantitative economic research. His research focuses on European economic integration, structural change, economic growth, topics in international economic relations, globalisation and labour markets, and migration. He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisors under the chairmanship of EU Commission President Romano Prodi and participated in and coordinated a wide range of EU projects on different aspects of European integration. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University, was a lecturer, fellow and senior research officer at Cambridge University and held visiting professorships at Harvard University (where he was J. Schumpeter Professor 1988/89 and Pierre Keller Visiting Professor 2008/09) and a wide range of other universities (Brandeis, Basel, Osaka, Padova, Jerusalem, Central European University, CERGE-EI Prague, Mumbai, etc.). Published books include: Industrial Restructuring and Trade Reorientation in Eastern Europe (with I. Szekely), Cambridge University Press, 1994; Transforming Economies and European Integration (with R. Dobrinsky), Edward Elgar, 1995; Unemployment in Europe (with K. Pichelmann), Macmillan Publ., 1999; Production and Economic Dynamics (with R. Scazzieri), Cambridge University Press, 1996; Shaping the New Europe – The Challenge of EU Eastern Enlargement (with D. Rosati), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004; The European Economy in an American Mirror (with B. Eichengreen, eds), Routledge Publishers, 2007; Mathematical Economics and Capitalist Dynamics – Goodwin’s Legacy Continued (with P. Flaschel, eds), Routledge Publishers, 2008; and Whither Growth in Central and Eastern Europe? (with Torbjörn Becker, Zsolt Darvas, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Dariusz Rosati, André Sapir and Beatrice Weder di Mauro), Bruegel, Brussels, 2010.


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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna