Martin Kerndler

Economic Researcher

I studied Mathematics at TU Wien before starting my PhD in Economics at the Vienna Graduate School of Economics, which I completed in January 2019. Meeting the requirements for a promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae — the highest possible distinction for academic achievements in Austria — I received my degree in July 2021.

In October 2017, I joined the research unit Economics at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods at TU Wien as university assistant. In February 2019, my position was upgraded to an assistant professorship (non-tenure track). My papers were awarded the Young Economist Award at the NOeG Annual Meetings 2018 and 2019.

Since October 2023, I have been working as a Senior Researcher at Economica Institute of Economic Research.


Media coverage

  • My sub auspiciis promotion in July 2021 received media coverage by ORF, Kurier, and the Heureka magazine.

  • In April 2020, a portrait about me was featured in the Austrian daily "Die Presse". The full-text (in German) is available here: Wie flexibel sollen Löhne sein?

Research Interests

Population Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconometrics


E-Mail: mkerndler [at]