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Curriculum Vitae

Manfred Deistler

Date of Birth September 23, 1941
Place of Birth St. Pölten, Austria
Citizenship Austrian
Married to Dr.med. Gerda Deistler-Russ
One daughter Gerda


  • Dipl.Ing. (corresponding to M.S.), Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria, 1964
  • Diploma in Economics, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1968
  • Dr.techn. (PhD) in Applied Mathematics (Statistics), TU Wien, (mit Auszeichnung), 1970 Thesis Topic: "The Theory of Stationary Stochastic Processes and its Application to the Spectral Analysis of Time Series"


  • Control Engineer in the Research and Development Section of "ELIN Union", Vienna, Austria, 1965-1966
  • Assistent (approximately corresponding to an Assistant Professor), Institute of Econometrics, Universität Regensburg, Germany, 1968-1971
  • Assistent, Institute of Econometrics and Operations Research, Universität Bonn, Germany, 1971-1973
  • Wissenschaftlicher Rat und Professor, H3 (Associate Professor), Department of Statistics, Institute for Economic and Social Sciences, Universität Bonn, Germany, 1973-1978
  • o. Univ. Prof. (Full Professor), Institute of Econometrics, Operations Research and Systems Theory, TU Wien , Vienna, Austria, 1978 - 2009
  • Emeritus Professor, 2009 till present

Editorial Activities

as an Associate Editor or as a member of the Editorial or of the Advisory Board, among others in: (past and present)

  • J. of Econometrics
  • Econometrica
  • Econometric Reviews
  • Econometric Theory
  • J. of Time Series Analysis
  • J. of Multivariate Analysis
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) J. on Control and Optimization
  • SIAM J. on Matrix Analysis and Applications

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics
  • Fellow of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Festschrift on Occasion of my 60th Birthday: B.M. Pötscher and I.R. Prucha, eds.: Contributions to Econometrics, Time Series Analysis and Systems Identification; Journal of Econometrics, Vol.118, Nos.1-2, 2004. See: http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/econom/v118y2004i1-2p1-5.html
  • ET Interview by Benedikt M. Pötscher. 
  • Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Kardinal Innitzer Würdigungspreis 2009

Activities in Industry and Service Enterprises during the last 10 Years

  • Member of the Board of Trustees (Aufsichtsrat) of "Henkel Central Eastern Europe" (Henkel CEE), Vienna
  • Cooperation with Siemens PSE, Group Fin4cast, Vienna, on forecasting models and portfolio optimization
  • Scientific consulting for SAF, Tägerwilen, Switzerland, on forecasting models for supplychain management
  • Scientific consulting for McKinsey&Co, Germany, project "Studentenspiegel"
  • Scientific consulting for the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM), on data driven modelling of Diesel engines