Oliver Fritz is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Structural Change and Regional Development"
since 2001. He is also working as a lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland
and is Affiliate Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
(USA). Since 2009 Oliver Fritz has been serving as Executive Secretary of the International Input-Output Association, a globally
operating scientific organisation located in Vienna. Being involved in numerous national and international research projects
(funded by State and Federal Ministries, the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc.), his current fields of research
and policy consulting include tourism economics, regional economics as well as input-output and Computable General Equilibrium
(CGE) modelling at the regional level. Oliver Fritz has received a Master's degree in Economics from the University in Graz
and both a Master's and doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining WIFO
in 2001, he worked at the Institute of Technology and Regional Policy of Joanneum Research and at the Regional Economics Applications
Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.