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THE ET INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR MANFRED DEISTLER: Interviewed by Benedikt M. P tscher

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  • P tscher, Benedikt M.

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Manfred Deistler was born in St. P lten, Austria, on September 23, 1941, as the younger of two brothers. After attending elementary school and high school (Gymnasium) in St. P lten, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology Vienna, then known as the Technische Hochschule Wien. He graduated with the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur (which is roughly equivalent to a master s degree) in 1964. After working in industry for a year and a half, he attended the Institute of Advanced Studies Vienna and earned a diploma in economics from this institution in 1968. During this period he started work on a Ph.D. thesis in applied mathematics at the Technischen Hochschule Wien, obtaining the Ph.D. degree in 1970. After academic appointments at the University of Regensburg as an assistant professor and at the University of Bonn as an associate professor, he was appointed full professor of econometrics at the University of Technology Vienna in 1978, where he has been ever since. He is married to Dr. Gerda Deistler-Russ, and they have a daughter, Gerda.Manfred Deistler has worked extensively in econometrics and systems identification, which has resulted in numerous papers and an important book with Ted Hannan 1 . He is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, and a Fellow of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). He is a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is or has been a member of the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, such as Econometrica, Econometric Reviews, Econometric Theory, Empirical Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Mathematical Systems and Control, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Journal of Time Series Analysis, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and Surveys on Mathematics for Industry. He also is a member of the advisory board of Econometric Theory. Manfred Deistler has also been a most important force in establishing econometrics in Austria.The interview was conducted on February 17, 2006, in Manfred Deistler s office at the University of Technology Vienna in our common native language, German, and later was transcribed into English. The help of Ingmar Prucha in preparing the interview and comments by Hannes Ledolter, Hannes Leeb, and Richard Nickl on a first draft are gratefully acknowledged.

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Volume (Year): 23 (2007)
Issue (Month): 04 (August)
Pages: 711-748

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Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:23:y:2007:i:04:p:711-748_07

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