Silvia Rocha-Akis has been working as an economist in the WIFO Research Group "Labour market, Income and Social Security"
since 2012. Her research and work focus on income distribution and redistribution, tax and transfer systems, welfare state,
distribution and revenue effects of economic policy measures, and the development of microsimulation models. After her studies
at the Department of Economics of the University of Vienna (Magister), she received her doctorate in the special research
area "International Tax Coordination" (FWF) at the Institute for Foreign Trade and Development of the Vienna University of
Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She then worked in the Economic Analysis Division of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
and as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Labour Economics at the WU Vienna. She was a guest at the Freie Universität
Berlin, received the Young Economists' Award of the Nationalökonomische Gesellschaft 2008 and the Klaus Liebscher Award 2008,
gave numerous lectures and wrote articles in international journals, including the Scandinavian Journal of Economics and the
Canadian Journal of Economics.