Economics, in particular Public Finance and Political Economy
Prof. Dr. Tobias Thomas is Director General of Statistics Austria. In addition, he is adjunct Professor of Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf as well as CMDS Fellow at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Furthermore, Thomas is vice president of the Austrian Statistical Society (ÖSG) and member of the standing field committee for Economic Systems and Institutional Economics of the German Economic Association, one of the largest professional economics associations in Europe. In addition, Thomas is scientific expert at the Austrian Pension Commission which analyses the financial sustainability of the national pension system. From 2017 to June 2020, he was director of the economic research institute EcoAustria. Thomas is the 5th most influential economist in Austria according to the Economist-Ranking 2019 of Die Presse, F.A.Z., and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.