Sandra Bilek-Steindl has been a research staff member in WIFO's Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy"
since 2005. Her research focus includes national accounts and business cycle analysis. She is responsible for the calculation
of the Austrian quarterly national accounts and the Flash Estimates of GDP. She has experience in economic modelling, in particular
with short-term forecasting and nowcasting. Her research and projects include the analysis of cyclical fluctuations and determinants
of economic growth. She also deals with indicators and concepts of alternative measures of growth (Beyond GDP), which include
aspects of ecological sustainability and quality of life. She was a guest researcher at the European Commission (DG ECFIN)
and the University of Innsbruck. After her graduation at the University of Vienna (Magister) she completed the Postgraduate
programme at the Institute of Advanced Studies.