Pirmin Fessler

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Research interests

  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Financial stability
  • Survey methodology
  • Household finance

Selected Publications

Cupàk, A., Fessler, P., Silgoner, M., Ulbrich, E. (2021). Exploring differences in financial literacy across countries: the role of individual characteristics and institutions. Social Indicators Research, forthcoming.

Elsinger, H., Fessler, P., Kerbl, S., Schneider, A., Schürz, M., Wiesinger, S. (2021). "Calm before the storm? Insolvencies during the Covid-19 Pandemic." Financial Stability Report, OeNB, forthcoming.

Fessler, P. and Schürz, M. (2021). Homeownership - a key narrative to explain wealth inequality? in: Media and Inequality, Routledge, forthcoming.

Fessler, P. and Schürz, M. (2021). Structuring the Analysis of Wealth Inequality using the Functions of Wealth: A Class-Based Approach. NBER Chapters, in: Measuring and Understanding the Distribution and Intra/Inter-Generational Mobility of Income and Wealth, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Albacete, N., Fessler, P., Kalleitner, F., Lindner, P. (2021)How has COVID-19 affected the financial situation of households in Austria? Monetary Policy and the Economy Q4/20-Q1/21, OeNB.

Cupàk, A., Fessler, P., Schneebaum, A. (2020)Gender differences in risky asset behavior: the importance of self-confidence and financial literacy. Finance Research Letters, 101880, ISSN 1544-6123.

Albacete, N., P. Fessler, and P. Lindner. (2020). Who’s Asking? Interviewer Effects on Unit Nonresponse in the Household Finance and Consumption Survey. In: Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methods Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 181-220.

Drescher, K., Fessler, P. and Lindner, P. (2020). Helicopter Money in Europe: New Evidence on the Marginal Propensity to Consume across European Households. Economics Letters.

Fessler, P. and Schürz, M. (2020). Inheritance and Equal Opportunity – it is the family that matters. Public Sector Economics, Volume 44, Issue 4, p.463-482, Nov 2020.

Fessler, P., Jelovsek, M. and Silgoner, M. (2020). Financial literacy in Austria – focus on millennials. Monetary Policy and the Economy, Q3/20, OeNB.

Albacete, N., Fessler, P., Propst, M. (2020). Mapping financial vulnerability in CESEE: Understanding risk bearing capacities of private households is key in times of crisis. Financial Stability Report 39, p.71–87.