Karl Socher, a native of Austria studied at the University of Innsbruck and Vienna under Hans Mayer (of the 3. generation of the Austrian School of Economics). He started his academic career as resident economist at the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (an institute that was founded by Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. von Hayek in 1927). After several positions with the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Austria, and the OECD he was appointed Professor of Economic Theory, Economic Policy and Economic History at the University of Innsbruck. From 1985 to 1988 he served also Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Innsbruck and also taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Strasburg (F). Socher is Professor (em.) and serves as Scientific Director of the CSI - the Center of the Study of International Institutions. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Verein fuer Sozialpolitik and a host of other learned institutions. Socher has authored or co-authored numerous books and essays on monetary- and fiscal policy, and Austrian Economics. His recent publications include "How to stop Inflation", "Laengerfristige Budgetplanung" or "Die Waehrungsunion als Ende einer eigenstaendigen oesterreichischen Wirtschaftspolitik".
Vernon Smith Norbert Walter Barbara Dluhosch Manfred Brauchle Carl Baudenbacher Anthony de Jasay Alfons Cortes Giselher Guttmann Karl Socher Andreas Ludwig Robert Nef Daniel Wiesner