Andreas Lichtenberger


telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-33

Andreas Lichtenberger is Economist at wiiw. He is interested in macroeconomic and fiscal policy analysis, ecological economics, inequality, and issues of economic development. Andreas did his bachelor studies at the University of Vienna (Economics, Sociology, and Philosophy), holds a master’s degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and is currently finishing his PhD in Economics at The New School in New York. In the past he worked as research and teaching assistant at The New School and Barnard College / Columbia University and gained professional experience at The World Bank, the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), and in a development project in Ecuador.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'How far from full employment? The European unemployment problem revisited' (with Meryem Gökten and Philipp Heimberger), Elsevier, European Economic Review, Volume 164, 104725, May 2024
  • 'Green Bonds for the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy' (with Braga Joao Paulo and Willi Semmler), Econometrics, Vol. 10(1), 11, March 2022
  • 'Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need' (with June Sekera), Biophysical Economics and Sustainability, 5, Article number: 14, October 2020, pp. 1-28
  • 'The State of the Business Cycle, Financial Fragility and the Multiplier' (with Alexander Haider and Willi Semmler), The Review of Keynesian Studies. Keynes Society Japan, Vol. 2, 2020, pp. 78-121
  • 'The EU’s ‘Value-based Trade Agenda’: Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters in CETA' (with Kenya Price and Marcel Spinner), Momentum Quarterly, Zeitschrift für Sozialen Fortschritt, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2018, pp. 155-170
  • 'Revisiting the Hydration of Pb(II): A QMCF MD Approach' (with Anirban Bhattacharjee, Thomas S. Hofer, Len Herald V. Lim, Andreas B. Pribil, Bernhard R. Randolf and Bernd M. Rode), The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Volume 113, Issue 39, September 2009, pp. 13007-13013
Articles in books
  • 'Options for a Permanent EU Sovereign Fund: Meeting the Climate-Investment Challenge and Promoting Macroeconomic Stability' (with Philipp Heimberger), in: Floriana Cerniglia, Francesco Saraceno and Andrew Watt (eds), Financing Investment in Times of High Public Debt: 2023 European Public Investment Outlook, Chapter 12, OpenBook Publishers, Cambridge, UK, December 2023, pp 201-216
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'Wie mehr Klimainvestitionen schaffen? Zu deutscher Schuldenbremse und EU-Fiskalregeln' (with Philipp Heimberger), Blog Arbeit und Wirtschaft, 1 December 2023
  • 'Warum die EU einen permanenten Klima-Investitionsfonds braucht' (with Philipp Heimberger), Der (europäische) Föderalist, 6 June2023
  • 'Warum die EU einen permanenten Klimainvestitionsfonds braucht' (with Philipp Heimberger),, 6 June 2023
  • ''A Permanent EU Investment Fund for Tackling the Climate and Energy Crisis' (with Philipp Heimberger), Österreichische Gesellschaftspolitik für Europapolitik (ÖGFE), 22 March 2023
  • 'Towards a permanent EU investment fund' (with Philipp Heimberger), Social Europe, 25 January 2023
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Fiscal Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy (English)' (with Joao Paulo Braga, Erin Kate Hayde, Willi Semmler and Marieme Toure), World Bank Group, Report, No. 160217, Washington, D.C., June 2021
  • 'Study of a Cd2+ ion in aqueous solution by an ab initio QMCF MD simulation' (with Thomas S. Hofer, Andreas B. Pribil, Bernhard R. Randolf and Bernd M. Rode), Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Solution Chemistry (ICSC), Innsbruck, Austria, 21-25 August 2009

wiiw Publications

wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Investment needs for a green European transition' (with Philipp Heimberger and Bernhard Schütz), in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 2/2024, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2024, pp. 12-19
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'Full Employment: A Survey of Theory, Empirics and Policies' (with Aleksandr Arsenev, Meryem Gökten and Philipp Heimberger), wiiw Working Paper, No. 249, Vienna, June 2024
  • 'How Far from Full Employment? The European Unemployment Problem Revisited' (with Meryem Gökten and Philipp Heimberger), wiiw Working Paper, No. 245, Vienna, April 2024
wiiw Policy Notes and Reports
  • 'RRF 2.0: A Permanent EU Investment Fund in the Context of the Energy Crisis, Climate Change and EU Fiscal Rules' (with Philipp Heimberger), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 63, Vienna, January 2023
wiiw Research Reports in German Language
  • 'RRF 2.0: Ein permanenter EU-Investitionsfonds im Kontext von Energiekrise, Klimawandel und EU-Fiskalregeln' (with Philipp Heimberger), wiiw Research Report in German language, No. 23, Vienna, November 2022