About me

Currently, I am a principal economist at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Eurosystem) and a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum.

Before joining the OeNB, I was an assistant professor at the Economics Department and the Institute for Economic History at WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business). Prior to and during my PhD studies at Oxford University, I gained full-time working experience in monetary policy and banking supervision at Oesterreichische Nationalbank (2011; 2015), Austrian Financial Market Authority (2012), European Central Bank (2013), Magyar Nemzeti Bank (2014) and Bank of England (2017). I also worked as a stipendiary lecturer (career development) in economics at Pembroke College, Oxford University (2017-2018).

In my spare time, I am a keen football player (soccer!), hiker, skier, runner and fly fisherman. More recently, I have also become a wannabe gravel biker. Austrian by passport, Italian at heart.

Tagliamento area cycling (June 2022).


Carnic Alps (June 2020).


Theodor Körner Prize Awards (May 2019).

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In the Italian Dolomites (March 2019).           


Proud Univite (February 2015).