CV

Personal information

Michael Pfarrhofer, born on June 1, 1993 (Linz, Austria). Full PDF.

Academic positions

Post-doc researcher, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) at University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria; since 10/2019).

Senior scientist, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) at University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria; 11/2018–09/2019).

Research associate, Institute for Macroeconomics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria; 02/2018–09/2019).

Professional experience

Expert, scientific consultancy for the "Macro Modelling and Nowcast Pool" of the European Commission (Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy; since 12/2020).

Research scholar, scientific consultancy for the "Biodiversity and Natural Resources" program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria; since 11/2020).

Consultant, Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship, scientific consultancy for the "Economic Analysis and Research Department" of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB, Vienna, Austria; 05/2021–10/2021).

Education

Ph.D. in Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria; 10/2018–09/2019), thesis: "Bayesian inference in high-dimensional multivariate time series models with applications in macroeconomics and finance", committee: Florian Huber (chair), Martin Feldkircher and Jesús Crespo Cuaresma.

MSc. in Economics (science track) at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria; 10/2016–06/2018).

BSc. in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (economics track) at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria; 03/2013–07/2016).

Professional activities

Referee

ECB Working Paper Series, Econometrics and Statistics, Economic Modelling, Empirica, Empirical Economics, German Economic Review, International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, PLOS ONE, Prague Economic Papers, Public Finance Review, Real Estate Economics, Review of International Economics.

Member

American Economic Association (AEA), Austrian Economic Association (NOeG), Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), Econometric Society (ES), International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA).

Research grants

"Between fostering and limiting central bank independence: The impact of constitutional courts decisions," (co-PI, principal investigator: Florian Huber), total funding EUR 118,000 by Jubiläumsfonds der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank (OeNB), 2020-2022.

Honors and Awards

"Award of Excellence" (Staatspreis) for the dissertation "Bayesian inference in high-dimensional multivariate time series models with applications in macroeconomics and finance," awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, 2020.

"Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship" (KLERS), awarded by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), 2020.

Conferences and presentations

2021: American Economic Association (AEA) – Allied Social Science Association (ASSA 2021, online, presented by co-author), UC Louvain ISBA/CORE seminar (online, presented by co-author), Department of Economics Research Seminar (University of Salzburg), Economic Analysis and Research Department Seminar (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), 11th ECB Conference on Forecasting Techniques (Macroeconomic forecasting in abnormal times, online, presented by co-author), 2021 IAAE Annual Conference (online), Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG), 11th European Seminar on Bayesian Econometrics (ESOBE, Madrid, online).

2020: Monetral Econometrics Seminar 2020 (online, presented by co-author), Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG, Vienna, AT).

2019: 2nd International Conference on Data Science in Finance with R (DSF-R, invited talk, Vienna, AT), 10th European Seminar on Bayesian Econometrics (ESOBE, St. Andrews, UK), Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG, Graz, AT), Department of Economics Research Seminar (University of Salzburg, AT).

2018: Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG, Vienna, AT), XII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA, Vienna, AT).

Teaching and other activities

Undergraduate

Macroeconomics (University of Salzburg, 2018/19, 2019/20)

Graduate

Macroeconometrics I (University of Salzburg, 2020), Advanced Macroeconometrics (Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2019), Methods in Economics (University of Salzburg, 2019/20, 2020/21), Macroeconometrics: Structural and predictive inference (University of Salzburg, 2021).

Administrative

Curriculum Committee Master Economics and Business (University of Salzburg, 2019), Analysis of the performance of students (University of Salzburg, 2019)