Sandra Bilek-Steindl is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic
Policy" since 2005. Her research focus includes national accounts and business cycle analysis. She is responsible for the
calculation of the Austrian quarterly national accounts and the Flash Estimates of GDP. She has experience in economic modelling,
in particular with short-term forecasting and nowcasting. Her research and projects include the analysis of cyclical fluctuations
and determinants of economic growth. She also deals with indicators and concepts of alternative measures of growth (Beyond
GDP), which include aspects of ecological sustainability and quality of life. She was a guest researcher at the European Commission
(DG ECFIN) and the University of Innsbruck. After her graduation at the University of Vienna (Magister) she completed the
Postgraduate programme at the Institute of Advanced Studies.