Oliver Fritz has joined the team of WIFO in 2001 as an economist in the Research Group "Structural Change and Regional Development".
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.