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Oliver PICEK Senior Economist, Momentum Institute, Vienna


 Oliver is a Senior Economist at Momentum Institute based in Vienna, Austria. He has received an MA from the University of Vienna (Austria) and a PhD from the New School for Social Research (New York City, USA), both in Economics. After his graduation, he briefly held a position as a Post-Doc at the Business University of Vienna before serving as a special advisor in labor market policy to the Austrian Minister for Social Affairs and Labor and as a Member of the supervisory board of the public employment service of Austria (AMS). In his previous position, he worked as a researcher in the Economic, Employment and Social Policies Unit at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussel. Oliver's academic research is in international macroeconomics, in particular current account imbalances among European economies. His more policy-relevant research deals with the actual constraints of national employment, monetary, and fiscal policy within the European Monetary Union. He has served as an external lecturer at the Department of Economics at WU Wien (Vienna University of Business and Economics) and as an external expert for the ECO section of the European Economic and Social Committee.