Sofie R Waltl

I am an Assistant Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) engaged in research and teaching. I am affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Research Institute Economics of Inequality (INEQ).

Additionally, I am a research fellow at the Luxembourg Institute of Socioeconomic Research (LISER).

In autumn, I will start a new job as Assistant Professor in Real Estate Economics and Finance at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy.

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I hold a PhD in Economics, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics.

Before moving full-time to WU Vienna, I held positions at LISER (Luxembourg), the ECB (Germany), and the University of Graz (Austria). I had research visits at the University of California Berkeley (US), DIW Berlin (Germany), WU Vienna (Austria), the National University of Singapore (Singapore), the University of Queensland (Australia) and the University of New South Wales (Australia). Additionally, I provided consultancy work to the ECB and GIZ.

My research has been published by Explorations in Economic History, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Management Science, Real Estate Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, The Journal of Economic Inequality and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

I received various awards and recognitions, and acquired multiple research grants.

Researcher of the Month

A variety of international media outlets have featured my work, incl. Augustin, Die Presse, Der Standard, Kleine Zeitung, Radio Ö1, Schrödingers Katze (Austria), Die Welt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Tagesspiegel (Germany), D’Lëtzeburger Land, Lëtzebuerger Journal and Research Luxembourg (Luxembourg), The Economist and Central Banking (UK), Chosun Ilbo (South Korea), as well as Radio y Televisión Española (Spain).

My general research interests:

  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Measurement
  • Housing Markets
  • Inequality and Distribution
  • Behavioural Economics