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Mag. Dr. Yvonne Wolfmayr

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Industrial, Innovation and International Economics
  • Yvonne Wolfmayr is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Industrial, Innovation and International Economics" since 1992. From 2013 to 2016 she was Deputy Director of WIFO. She studied Economics at the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck with a major in International Economics. Since then, she has spent time abroad at renowned universities in the USA (University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University). Her research focusses on the empirical analysis of international trade issues, including foreign direct investment, multinational companies and international outsourcing as well as trade in services, with a special focus on issues of integration of Central and Eastern Europe and the effects of foreign trade and international production integration on the labour market. In these areas she was involved in or led several projects (national and international). She is also an expert in the Austrian Advisory Council for Foreign Trade Policy and a member of the Advisory Council for Foreign Trade Statistics of Statistics Austria. In addition, she has been an expert to and part of the organising team at the Research Centre International Economics (FIW) which provides support to the Austrian scientific community in the field of International Economics and offers expert analysis on current policy related issues in International Economics. Her publications in international journals include the Review of International Economics, the National Institute Economic Review, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics as well as the Handbook of International Trade and Transportation.
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Research scope
  • Foreign trade and international trade relations