Deputy Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Peter Havlik studied economics, economic statistics, computer sciences and sociology in Prague, Moscow and Vienna. He worked as a researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. After moving to Austria in 1980 he completed post-graduate studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and started to work as a researcher at The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW).
His current position is the senior researcher and deputy director of WIIW, focusing on issues related to European integration, transition economies, Russia and the former Soviet Union. Peter Havlik also worked as a consultant to OECD, The World Bank, European Commission, the Czech and Slovak governments and a number of private companies. He was visiting professor at the Hitotsubashi University Tokyo and the chief economist at the Russian-European Center for Economic Policy (TACIS) in Moscow. Among his recent publications are “EU and BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness and cooperation” (2009, Brussels, EU DG Enterprise, together with W. Urban), “European energy security in view of Russian economic and integration prospects” (2010, Vienna).