Universities – Vienna – Faculty

Coordinator:

Christine Zulehner is Professor for Economic Policy at University of Vienna. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin. Prior to joining University of Vienna, she held positions at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Kepler University Linz. Christine is interested industrial organization, competition policy and applied microeconomics. She is currently working on the effect of bidding groups on procurement outcomes and the effect of competition, investment and regulation on mobile telecommunication prices. Her research has been published in international journals like the American Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. She has also been a consultant on antitrust cases to various firms and government agencies.

Teaching Staff:

Ao. Prof. Wolfgang Weigel is an Associated Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Vienna. His main areas of research are Law and Economics of the Public Sector, New Institutional Economics with Emphasis on Transaction Cost Economics. He teaches Economic Policy, Economics of Public Administration and Economic Analysis of Law both for under- and post-graduate students. He was a visiting professor at Masaryk University Brno, ERASMUS Exchange Professor at the University of Hamburg and Lecturer at the Austrian Federal Academy of Public Administration. His publications cover books on Public Economics, Law and Economics as well as numerous articles in both fields.
Peter Lewisch holds a chair in criminal law at the University of Vienna and he is the director of the Academic Center for the Economic Analysis of the Law. His research interests cover Constitutional Law & Human Rights, Regulatory & Competition Law, Criminal Law, Litigation & Procedure, and Experimental Law & Economics. He is a frequent academic visitor to Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and George Mason University and shortlisted for the position of the Austrian Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Florian Schuhmacher holds a chair in commercial and business law at the University of Vienna. His research interests cover national and international competition law and antitrust as well as IP with a strong link to economic foundations. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer both nationally and internationally. Before joining the University of Vienna he was professor of law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.