Stefan W Schmitz

Head of the Macroprudential Supervision Unit at Austrian National Bank

Stefan W Schmitz is the Head of the Macroprudential Supervision Unit at the Austrian central bank (OeNB). Key areas of interest include: the supervision, regulation, and analysis of systemic liquidity risk, economic impact analyses of financial regulation (e.g. the EBA LCR Impact Assessment), and macro-prudential liquidity stress testing. Currently, he is interested in the integration of liquidity and solvency stress tests. Stefan is a member of various expert groups at the ESRB, the ESCB, the EBA, the BCBS and the EU Commission. He studied economics, business administration and philosophy of science in Vienna (Ph.D.), London (MSc LSE) and New York (Research Seminar on Austrian Economics, NYU). From 1998 to 2003 he worked at the Research Unit for Institutional Change and European Integration at the Austrian Academy of Sciences as a Research Fellow. He spent the summer semester 2000 at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) as Visiting Assistant Professor in economics and the summer 2002 at the DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) as Visiting Fellow. In 2002 Stefan was elected to the board of the Institute Vienna Circle.