Franziska Disslbacher

Franziska Disslbacher

Post-Doctoral Researcher at University Roma Tre & Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality (GC-CUNY)


I am a Postdoctoral researcher at University Roma Tre and the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the City University of New york. I am defending my PhD thesis Inequality of What among Whom? Essays on Systematic Errors in the Measurement of Socio-Inequalities at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) in April, 2022. At WU Vienna I am affiliated with the Research Institute Economics of Inequality. During my PhD I was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and LISER.

My research aims at fostering our understanding of how social, economic and political institutions and mechanisms link inequalities in opportunities to inequalities in outcomes. Within this framework, I focus on the distribution of wealth, intergenerational mobility and geographic inequalitites. I also want to strengthen our toolbox for measuring inequality. My work combines a variety of data sources and methods to achieve these goals.

Most of my work has a strong policy focus, and I actively disseminate my research findings to diverse audiences. I regularly contribute to the public debate and write for blogs and the print press.

I have gained extensive teaching experience at WU Vienna. I am teaching mainly Economics of Distribution, Economic Policy, Spatial Economics and Econometrics.

On this page, you find information about my publications, working papers and ongoing research projects, and a selection of public writing, policy papers and media appearances.

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  • Public Economics
  • Economic Geography
  • Labor Economics
  • Wealth and Income Distribution
  • Social Mobility