Thomas Url is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy"
since 1994. From 1999 to 2002 he was editor-in-chief of WIFO-Monatsberichte (WIFO Monthly Reports). He is an expert in the
Austrian Fiscal Council, lecturer at the University of Vienna and head of the Working Group on Economic Statistics and National
Accounts of the Austrian Statistical Society. He works on issues of risk diversification, funded pensions, the European Monetary
Union and econometric applications in the field of macroeconomics. He carried out research projects for the European Parliament
and national clients. In addition to studying Economics at the Universities of Graz and Vienna (doctorate cum laude), he completed
a postgraduate course in Economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Research stays took him to the Konjunkturinstitutet
in Stockholm, to the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and to Monash University in Melbourne. He received the Hans Vollmann
Prize of the Karl Kummer Institute Styria (1987), the SOWI Graduate Prize of the University of Graz (1988), the WU Best Paper
Award (2003) and the Reinhold Polster Foundation Prize (2017).