Michael Freiberger
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Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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Michael Freiberger


Research Interests


• Socio-hydrology
• Dynamic optimization
• Heterogeneity in economic models
• Environmental economics

Michael studied applied mathematics in economics and statistics at the Vienna University of Technology with a focus on dynamic macro-economic modelling, population and environmental dynamics and mathematical optimization. In his diploma thesis he analysed the social optimal age-specific education rates and identified driving forces behind different optimal education policies. He also examined how socially optimal education decisions react to different demographic changes.


Key Facts


Michael obtained his bachelors degree in applied Mathematics in economics and statistics at the Vienna University of Technology in 2014. He continued with the corresponding Master studies, which he completed in March 2017. In 2015 he spent a semester at Stockholm University, where he took courses about the sociological aspects of economic development and population processes. During his studies he also contributed to research at the Institute of Stochastics and Applied Mathematics in economics through his collaboration in several projects under the supervision of Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz. In April 2017 he joined Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems.