Waltraud Urban (Frau)
- Waltraut Urban is a free-lance economist and a fellow at the Austrian Institute for Research on China and Southeast Asia. Her main research areas are the economic development of China and the relationship between China and the EU respectively Austria. She graduated in economics at the University of Vienna. Her last post was at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), where she focused her research on the Chinese economy on the one hand and on industrial restructuring in the Central- and Eastern Europe countries on the other. In prior positions she was an economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (wifo) and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (aiia). She participated in many international research projects (e.g. European Commission, UNIDO) and has published many articles and given numerous lectures on China, including courses at various universities, e.g. the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Her last publication was titled: Austria’s political and economic relationship with China 1989-2019, in Tamas Matura (ed.) ‘China and Central Europe: Success or Failure?