MTSA Summer School – September 12-16, 2022

The third edition of the “Modern Topics in Time Series Analysis” summer school will feature a range of top European econometricians and statisticians providing insights on current topics in time series analysis over a full week in the beautiful setting of Klagenfurt in the Austrian south. The program will provide ample time for getting to know fellow PhD students working in the areas as well as the lecturers.

The summer school provides on five consecutive days introductions to various areas of time series analysis including (but not limited to) volatility modeling, Bayesian methods, factor models, functional time series models and many more. Each of the top researchers will provide a half day focussed on one topic. In between and in the evenings there will be ample time for networking, getting to know fellow students as well as the lecturers.

See www.aau.at/econ/mtsa2022 for a complete list of topics and lecturers.

6th Micro-Workshop

The 6th   Micro-Workshop takes place on August 3, 2022 in Lakeside Park, Gebäude B02, 2. Stock, Raum Bo2.2.13 from 12.00-14.00.

The presentation is held by the visiting professor  Prof. Alex Gershkov, from the  Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Surrey. The title of the presentation is  “Winners and Losers  in Priority Services” by Alex Gershkov and Eyal Winter.

All guests are welcome!

Research project on the stability of money demand has started…

The Research Project “Instability and Nonlinearity of Long-Run Money Demand: Econometric Theory and Empirical Analysis” funded by the Austrian National Bank started on July 1, 2022.

8th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE 2022)

On June 29, 2022 Martin Wagner presents his talk “HAC Robust Estimation and Inference for Long-Run Equilibrium Relationships” as Plenary Speaker at the 8th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE 2022) in Gran Canaria, Spain.

“Zeitreihenanalyse in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften” available!

Klaus Neusser and Martin Wagner (2022). Zeitreihenanalyse in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Einführung und Grundlagen für den Einstieg in die aktuelle Forschung is now available in its 4th edition!

5th Micro-Workshop

The 5th Micro-Workshop takes place on June 17, 2022 in Lakeside Park, Building Bo2, 2nd floor, room B02a.2.05 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

The presentation is held by the visiting professor  Prof. Zaifu Yang, from the University of York, Department of Economics and Related Studies. The title of the presentation is  “A Universally Efficient Dynamic Auction for All Unimodular Demand Types” by Satoru Fujishige und Zaifu Yang.

All guests are welcome!

Job advertisement: PROJECT-FUNDED Pre-Doc Position (Doctoral Candidate) or Post-Doc Position

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

 

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Economics, Quantitative Economics Division (QED, Head: Prof. Martin Wagner), at the Faculty of Management and Economics, to commence at the earliest opportunity:

 

PROJECT-FUNDED

Pre-Doc Position (Doctoral Candidate)
or
Post-Doc Position

(all genders welcome)

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Job advertisement: POST-DOC RESEARCHER

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

 

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Economics, Quantitative Economics Division (QED, Head: Prof. Martin Wagner), at the Faculty of Management and Economics, to commence at the earliest opportunity:

 

POST-DOC Researcher
(all genders welcome)

 

Level of employment:    100%
Gross minimum salary  € 55,243.00 p.a.

€ 3,945.90 p.m. (14 times a year)

Classification as per collective agreement:     B1 lit. b
Limited to: 3 years (36 months)
Application deadline: applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled
Reference code: Weave_MW_post/21

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Quantitative Economics Division of the Department of Economics has a clear focus on high-quality research and is active in a variety of topics in economics, econometrics and quantitative economics. The research group has close cooperation with the Bank of Slovenia and the European System of Central Banks

The position is strictly in relation to conducting research as laid out in the project “GLASS – Global Augmented State Space Error Correction Model”, a research project conducted jointly at the universities of Klagenfurt and Bielefeld and co-funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

For more details contact Prof. Martin Wagner (martin [dot] wagner [at] aau [dot] at).

 

Prerequisites for the appointment:

  • completed doctoral studies with excellent performance in economics (with a mathematical or quantitative focus) or a related relevant field (e.g. econometrics, mathematics, statistics or similar)
  • excellent knowledge in econometric and/or statistical theory and/or system theory

 

Additional desired qualifications:

  • first research experiences in econometrics, quantitative economics or similar fields (e.g., system theory)
  • doctoral thesis in an econometrics-related topic
  • first published research results available, preferably in the form of peer-reviewed publications (at least revise and resubmit status)
  • interest in an academic career in economics, econometrics or quantitative economics
  • interest in working in a highly productive work environment, strong performance orientation and commitment, organizational skills
  • very good knowledge of German (level C1-C2)
  • very good knowledge of English (level C1-C2)
  • good software and programming skills, e.g. Matlab, R, EViews or similar

 

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded with a starting salary of € 3,945.90 gross per month (14 times a year).

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also aau.at/en/the-university-as-employer/
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in culture, nature and sports

 

The application process:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in German or English providing the usual documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of all completed higher education programmes (certificates, supplements, if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Other documentary evidence that may be relevant to this announcement (see prerequisites and desired qualifications) – proof that they meet the required qualifications must be furnished three weeks prior to the actual starting date at the latest.

Send your application by email to vwl2 [at] aau [dot] at.

In the context of responding to the pandemic, the University of Klagenfurt attaches particular importance to the willingness of its members to be vaccinated. The formation and continuation of the employment relationship advertised here are subject to proof of up-to-date and valid 2G compliance (2G = vaccinated or recovered) (see – in German only – Covid 19 Supplement to the House and Use Regulations, section 2 and section 5 subsection 4 respectively).

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Prof. Martin Wagner (martin [dot] wagner [at] aau [dot] at) or Christina Kopetzky (vwl2 [at] aau [dot] at). General information about the university as an employer can be found at jobs.aau.at/en/the-university-as-employer/.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

 

Job advertisement: PreDoc Scientist at the Department of Economics

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Economics, Quantitative Economics Division (QED, Head: Prof. Martin Wagner), at the Faculty of Management and Economics, to commence at the earliest opportunity:

PreDoc Scientist (in German: Universitätsassistent*in) (Doctoral Candidate) (all genders welcome)
Application deadline: 26 January 2022
Reference code: 738/21

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National debt and economic literacy in uncertain times

Economic events affect each and every one of us, yet many people regard economic issues as an impenetrable “black box”. Martin Wagner, Professor of Economics at the University of Klagenfurt, sheds light on the much-debated topic of national debt and stresses the importance of increased economic literacy.

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