(born February 27, 1949, in Leoben, Styria, Austria) is an Austrian economist and current governor of Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank
. Before, he held various positions at the University of Graz
(1973–1975), University of Vienna
(1975–1992), University of Saarland
(1992–2003), and University of Malaya (2012-2015), and worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) (1985–1987), the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) (1988–1990), and the World Bank
(1997–2011). At the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., he served as Sector Director (1997–2009), Research Director (2009–2011), and acting Senior Vice-President (2002–2003). From 1983 to 2005, he directed the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Economic Policy Analyses (Vienna). He currently holds an honorary professorship at the University of New South Wales
(Sydney). He is a Research Fellow at IZA
(a German labor market think tank in Bonn) and CESifo
(Munich). In 2014 he was elected Full Member (Fellow) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
. He consults for governments, international organizations, and research institutions.
Holzmann holds various editorial and advisory positions, including: Associate Editor‒ ''Journal of the Economics of Ageing''; Associate Editor, Economics – ''E-journal''; Member – Editorial and Advisory Board of ''International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation'' (Australia); Member – Editorial Board of ''Journal of Public Policy''; Member – Council of Advisors, Population Europe; and Distinguished Associate – Atlantic International Economic Society. He has published 37 books and over 150 articles on social, fiscal, and financial policy issues.
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