Jürgen Bierbaumer is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the WIFO Research Group "Macroeconomics and Public Finance"
since 2011. His field of activity essentially comprises two main areas: On the one hand he is responsible as the project manager
for the calculation of the quarterly GDP Flash Estimates. In addition to sound theoretical and methodological knowledge, this
also requires ongoing observation and assessment of the recent economic environment, not only nationally but also internationally.
In addition, he deals with the topic of Beyond GDP, in which not only economic but also social and ecological aspects play
an important role in measuring a country's prosperity. On the other hand, he is an expert in the areas of private consumption
and trade. His most important tasks in this area include ongoing economic monitoring and analysis as well as applied research
projects on these topics. In his academic research, he focusses primarily on the phenomenon of business cycles, both at the
international, national, regional and company level. His studies of economics brought him to Australia (University of Tasmania,
Hobart; BEc) and Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; MA and dissertation). He is also a lecturer at the Vienna
University of Economics and Business and as an expert on national accounting member of numerous expert committees.