Dr. Michael Reiter

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)


Biographical Information

  • Degrees
    Diplom-Volkswirt (1988, University of Munich), Dr. oec. publ. (1993, University of Munich)
  • Current Position
    Research Economist, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (since 9/2007)
  • Previous Positions
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (4/2003 - 9/2007)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (9/1997 - 4/2003)
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Lecturer) at the Seminar für Mathematische Wirtschaftstheorie (SEMECON), University of Munich (Oktober 1988 - July 1994) 

Research Interest

Macroeconomics; Public Finance; Dynamic Optimization; Heterogenous agent models

Recent Working Papers and Software

  • "Sharing Demographic Risk -- Who is Afraid of the Baby Bust?" (with Alex Ludwig, MEA, Mannheim), 2008.
  • "On the relevance of saving for labor market fluctuations" (with Jim Costain, Bank of Spain), 2007.
  • "Endogenous Labor Market Participation and the Business Cycle" (with Christian Haefke, IHS, Wien), 2006.

Work in Progress

  • "Do the Rich Save Too Much? How to Explain the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution", 2004.
  • "Solving Models of Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy by Projection Methods", 2005.


Selected articles in Journals:

  • "Solving the Incomplete Markets Model With Aggregate Uncertainty by Backward Induction", forthcoming in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.


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