Head of Section
Julia Wörz is Head of the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Section at the Economics Analysis and Research Department and one of four Diversity Officers of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. Her main responsibilities are coordinating the OeNB’s economic analysis, monitoring and macrofinancial risk assessment activities concerning Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries and providing in-depth analysis of CESEE related topics. In addition to her duties at OeNB she is teaching European monetary policy at the University of Innsbruck. Prior to joining the OeNB, she had been staff economist at The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
Julia Wörz holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Vienna and received the venia docendi from the University of Innsbruck in 2012. Her main research interests are European economic integration, economic convergence, competitiveness, international trade, globalization and global value chains, long-run determinants of economic growth and macro-economic forecasting. She has (co)authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, i.a. in Economics of Transition, Empirica, Journal of International Economics, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv / Review of World Economics. Julia Wörz is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Trade Study Group and associate editor of Empirica, the Journal of the Austrian Economic Association.