Winfried Koeniger is professor of economics at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He received his PhD in economics in June 2001 at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). His research is on macroeconomics with a particular focus on consumption and labor markets. He has analyzed the effects of labor market institutions on economic performance emphasizing interactions between the structure of labor markets, financial markets and product markets. Moreover, he works on quantitative models with heterogeneous agents to understand consumption and saving patterns.
Winfried Koeniger worked at IZA as a Research Associate from September 2001 until August 2007. He continues to be associated with IZA as a Research Fellow.