Helene Schuberth

Helene Schuberth has been chief economist and head of the Economics Department of the Austrian Trade Unions Confederation (ÖGB) since May 2022. Previously, she held various positions at the Austrian Nationalbank, most recently as head of the foreign research department. In 2007/08 she was economic policy advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor and later to the Austrian Federal President. She has written and published on monetary, macroeconomic, financial and international issues mostly related to central banking. She studied economics at the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Economics and Business and at Harvard University. She taught economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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