Director and Founder
Barbara Kolm is President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria, Founding Director of the Austrian Economics Center, and Vice President of the Österreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank). A worldwide networker, Kolm is renowned for promoting free market policies. She is a frequent speaker on public policy related issues, especially on deregulation and competition, the future of Europe and Austrian Economics. Barbara Kolm is an Associate Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and serves on several advisory boards. She is a Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society. If you are interested in having Dr. Kolm speak at your event, please visit her speaker-website: https://barbara-kolm.at/.
Senior Research Fellow
Martin Gundinger joined the Austrian Economics Center in 2016 as a Research Fellow. Besides being an economist, he has many areas of interest, ranging from computer science to medicine. He is passionate about cutting-edge technology and a strong believer in the power of human ingenuity and individual freedom. He is also a member of the Research Team at the Hayek Institute.
Felix Kleibel joined the Austrian Economics Center in September 2017. In addition to research, he assists with studies and event organization and is responsible for video editing. He is also a member of the Research Team at the Hayek Institute.
Simon is a member in our research team and takes care of social media as well as the newsletter. He also makes sure our articles get posted on our website.
Head of Office
Britt Schier is the Head of Office at the Austrian Economics Center. In her position, she is responsible for public relations, event management, administration, Human Resources, and the overall management of the AEC’s day-to-day affairs. She is also the Head of Office at the Hayek Institute.
Marketing and Event Coordinator
Victoria Schmid joined the Austrian Economics Center in February 2017. She is responsible for organizing events, including the Free Market Road Show and European Resource Bank, coordinating our marketing strategy, graphic design, and editing reports. She is also Marketing and Event Coordinator at the Hayek Institute.
Research and Outreach Coordinator
Kai Weiss joined the Austrian Economics Center in January 2017. He is responsible for content creation, both in the form of articles as well as research studies. In addition, he manages the social media pages, is editor-in-chief of the blog, and is involved in outreach work, establishing cooperations to spread the message of liberty. Weiss is also a board member of the Hayek Institute. His areas of interest and specialization include EU politics, environmental policy, Catholic theology, and political ideologies.