Michael A. Landesmann is Scientific Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economics Studies (wiiw) and Professor of Economics and Head of the Institute for Economic Theory and Quantitative Economic Research at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. Previously he was at the Department of Applied Economics of the University of Cambridge and was a Fellow in Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge. He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford University. He was a member of the Economic Analysis group under the chairmanship of former European Commission President Romano Prodi. He currently (academic year 2010-11) holds the Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship at Harvard University.