Kurt Bayer

Senior Research Associate

email: wiiw@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Kurt Bayer is Senior Research Associate at wiiw. His research interests focus on crisis prevention and resolution, industrial and innovation policies, anti-corruption and transparency and EU economic policy. In prior positions Mr. Bayer was a researcher and board member at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (1971/95), Deputy Director General for Economic Policy and International Financial Institutions at the Austrian Ministry of Finance (1995/2008), Board Director at the World Bank (2002/2004) and Board Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2008/12). He obtained degrees in law (University of Graz, Austria, 1966), international relations (Johns Hopkins Bologna Center, 1967), economics (University of Maryland, 1971).

Austria, Vienna

List of Publications

External Publications wiiw Publications

External Publications

Books (Monographs and editorship)
  • Oeconomia non(?) olet. Duftspuren aus dem Inneren der Wirtschaftspolitik, Tredition, Hamburg, 2019
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'No, Germany should not invest in military tech', Financial Times, February 20th 2020
  • 'ORF-"Sommergespräch", ökonomisch betrachtet: Von Milchmädchen und -buben', Der Standard, August 27th 2019
  • 'Eine Chance für eine neue Wirtschaftspolitik', Der Standard, June 7th 2019
  • 'Ändert die Wirtschaftspolitik!', Der Standard, January 24th 2019

wiiw Publications

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports
  • 'Time for Change in EU Economic Policy', wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 68, Vienna, May 2023
  • 'Which Structural Reforms Does E(M)U Need to Function Properly?', wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 28, Vienna, December 2018
wiiw Opinion Pieces
  • 'Contours of a Post-Covid Economy', wiiw Opinion Piece, Vienna, June 2020
  • 'Catalan Independence: Economic costs could be significant', wiiw Opinion Piece, Vienna, October 2017