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Professor Emeritus Christoph Badelt

Function: Senior Economist, Director
Research groups: No Research Group affiliation
  • Christoph Badelt is an economist by training and professor emeritus of economics and social policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His work initially focussed on social policy and non-profit organisations. He has written numerous publications in books and journals. From 2002 until 2015 he was Rector of WU Vienna. For five years he also was Chairman of Universities Austria (Austrian Rectors' Conference). During his time as a Rector he did not only acquire significant experience in higher education management, but also was heavily engaged in higher education policies. In 2015, he returned to his original position as professor at the Institute for Economic and Social Policy at WU. In 2016 he also become Director of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO), the largest non-university economic research institute in Austria. Due to his experience in social and economic policy, in non-profit management and in university and research policy, Christoph Badelt is a member of numerous Austrian public policy advisory committees and in policy consulting. He also serves in international advisory boards of universities in various countries. He has been active in international institutions dealing with accreditation matters (e.g., EFMD, AACSB), especially for business universities. In this role, he has chaired numerous evaluation teams for business universities in all parts of the world.
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Research scope
  • Ageing and care needs
  • Economic issues of social work
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Social policy and the welfare state
  • Social services
Further activities:
  • Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Assistant of the director

Eva Sokoll

Function: Administrative staff member
Activities: Secretariat, Assistant to the Management Board