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Birgit Niessner

Director, Economic Analysis and Research Department
Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Birgit Niessner has been Director of the OeNB's Economic Analysis and Research Department since October 2021. Before that, from 2007 to 2021, she held various positions in risk management and research at Erste Group and Raiffeisen Bank International. During this period, Birgit Niessner was also on a six month secondment as Senior Economist at the EIB's Research Department. Birgit Niessner holds a PhD in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a Master's degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Vienna.