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Karl Socher

Prof. Karl Socher
Professor of Political Economy
University of Innsbruck

Karl Socher completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Vienna.  His dissertation was based on monetary theory, and he specialises in monetary economics, foreign trade and development. He began his career as an Economist in the Austrian Institute for Economic Research in Vienna. He has been at various times a consultant to the OECD and the Austrian National Bank and has been an Austrian member of the working parties of OECD, Council of Europe and EEC. After Socher taught Political Economy at the University of Innsbruck, before becoming the Scientific Director of the Centre for the Study of International Institutions (CSI) in 2001. He has authored many books and articles about monetary and fiscal policy, banking, tourism and integration Austrian economics which can be found at


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