Pirmin Fessler


Research interests

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

Selected publications

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, forthcoming.

Fessler, P. and Schürz, M. (2020). Inheritance and Equal Opportunity - it is the family that matters. Public Sector Economics, forthcoming.

Fessler, P. and Schürz, M. (2020). 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., forthcoming.

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

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.

Fessler, P. and Kasy, M. (2019). How to use economic theory to improve estimators: Shrinking toward theoretical restrictions. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 101, issue 4, pp. 681–698

Fessler, P., Silgoner, M. and Weber, R. (2019). Financial knowledge, attitude and behavior: Evidence from the Austrian Survey of Financial Literacy. Empirica, online first.

Fessler, P. and Schneebaum, A. (2019). The educational and labor market returns to preschool attendance in Austria. Applied Economics, 51:35, 3531–3550.

Fessler, P. (2019). Ist gesellschaftliche Relevanz von Forschung bewertbar und wenn ja, wie? Forschung und Gesellschaft, ÖAW, No.14.

Fessler, P., Schürz, M. (2019). Vermögen der privaten Haushalte in Österreich: Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede. Sozialpolitische Studienreihe, Band 26, 103–136, Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz.