Staff Members
Walter H. Fisher
 


Curriculum Vitae

Current Academic Position
Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria, September 2005–Present.

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1986–1990, PhD, Economics.

University of California, Berkeley, 1980–1984, BA, Mathematics.

Dissertation
"The Effect of Policy Disturbances on the Term Structure of Interest Rates in Closed and Open Economies: An Intertemporal Optimizing Analysis." University of Washington, November 1990, Major Supervisor, Professor Stephen J. Turnovsky.

Previous Academic Positions
Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, European Economic Association-Econometric Society European Meetings (EEA-ESEM), August 24-28, 2006, Vienna, Austria. Over 1700 economists from all over the world participated in this 5-day event.

Economist and Faculty Member, Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria, September 1995─2005.

Department of Economics, Kansas State University, Assistant Professor, August 1992─August 1995. Appointed to the Graduate Faculty April 1994. Passed mid-tenure review, March 1995.

Department of Economics, University of Washington, Lecturer, October 1991─August 1992.

School of Business, Department of Finance and Business Economics, University of Washington, Lecturer, October 1990─August 1992.

Conference Participation (from 2004)
Session Organizer, "Topics in Macroeconomics", and Presenter, "Growth and the Ageing Joneses": 9th Conference on Current Trends in Economics, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), Ischia, Italy, 2009.

Session Organizer, "Open Economy Macroeconomics", and Presenter, "Relative Wealth and Sectoral Adjustment", 8th Conference on Current Trends in Economics, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), Cos, Greece, June 2007.

EEA-ESEM 2006: "Consumption Jealousy and Two-Sector Economic Adjustment", Vienna, Austria, August 2006.

12th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance: "The Quest for Status and Endogenous Labor Supply: The Relative Wealth Framework", Limassol, Cyprus, June 2006.

10th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance: "Durable Consumption as a Status Good: A Study of Neoclassical Cases", University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, July 2004.

Austrian Economic Association (NOeG): "Status Preference and World Economic Dynamics", Vienna, Austria, May 2004.








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Walter H. Fisher
Walter H. Fisher
Head of Department
Walt passed away on November 15th 2012.

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