Ulrich Gunter is an Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Tourism and Service Management of Modul University Vienna and Dean of the Graduate Degree Programs, thereby being responsible for the university s MBA and MSc programs. He holds a Diplom "with Honors" (roughly equivalent to MSc) in Economics from the University of Regensburg (2007, study program within the Elite Network of Bavaria; visiting undergraduate student at Santa Clara University in 2006), a PhD in Economics from the University of Vienna (2010, full scholarship from the University of Vienna as "Kollegassistent" for the structured PhD program Issues in the Global Economy: Dynamics, Governance, and Information), as well as an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Vienna (2015). Following a habilitation process, Ulrich obtained his Venia Docendi (university teaching license) from Modul University Vienna in 2017.
Ulrich was a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey (November 2013), the University of Sao Paulo (July to September 2014; conclusion of a Brazilian Pós-Doutorado), and the University of Florida (September to October 2017). Besides being one of the two founding co-editors of the Modul University Working Paper Series, he is a current member of the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research, Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights, Forecasting, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Tourism Economics, and Tourism Management. He is a former member of the editorial boards of Journal of Travel Research and Tourism Analysis.
Ulrich is Member of the Executive Council of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) and Vice Chair of the Tourism and Hospitality Section (THS) of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). He is also a regular member of CFE and of ICHRIE. At Modul University Vienna, he is a member of the University Senate.
Ulrich s research interests are in tourism economics, economic aspects of sustainability, and in applied econometrics (time-series analysis, forecasting, panel-data analysis). His research has been published in leading international scholarly journals and has received external funding from various national and international bodies.
Ulrich was a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey (November 2013) and at the University of Sao Paulo (July to September 2014), where he concluded a Brazilian Pós-Doutorado. Ulrich is founding co-editor of the MODUL University Working Paper Series (together with H. Goldstein). In addition, he is a member of the University Senate and the chair of the Merit Scholarship Committee at MODUL University Vienna. He acts as the Liaison Officer for outgoing exchange students to the University of Florida and the University of Surrey. Ulrich is a member of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).
Publications in peer-reviewed journals:
Ceddia, M. G., Gunter, U., Corriveau-Bourque, A. (2015): Land Tenure and Agricultural Expansion in Latin America: The Role of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Forest Rights. In: Global Environmental Change, 35, pp. 316 – 322.
Costantini, M., Gunter, U., Kunst, R. M. (forthcoming): Forecast Combinations in a DSGE-VAR Lab. In: Journal of Forecasting.
Gunter, U., Ceddia, M. G., Tröster, B. (2017): International Ecotourism and Economic Development in Central America and the Caribbean. In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25, pp. 43 - 60.
Gunter, U., Krenn, G., Sigmund, M. (forthcoming): How Do Macroeconomic and Bank-Specific Variables Influence Profitability in the Austrian Banking Sector? Evidence from a Panel Vector Autoregression Analysis. In: Economic Notes.
Gunter, U., Önder, I. (2015): Forecasting International City Tourism Demand for Paris: Accuracy of Uni- and Multivariate Models Employing Monthly Data. In: Tourism Management, 46, pp. 123 – 135.
Gunter, U., Önder, I. (2016): Forecasting City Arrivals with Google Analytics. In: Annals of Tourism Research, 61, pp. 199 – 212.
Gunter, U., Panosso Netto, A. (2016): International Travel to and from Brazil - Overseas Tourism as a Luxury Good and a Status Symbol. In: Tourism Economics, 22, pp. 1151 – 1160.
Gunter, U., Smeral, E. (2016): The Decline of Tourism Income Elasticities in a Global Context. In: Tourism Economics, 22, pp. 466 – 483.
Gunter, U., Smeral, E. (forthcoming): European Outbound Tourism in Times of Economic Stagnation. In: International Journal of Tourism Research.
Önder, I., Gunter, U. (2016): Forecasting Tourism Demand with Google Trends for a Major European City Destination. In: Tourism Analysis, 21, pp. 203 – 220.
Other (peer-reviewed) publications:
Barisitz, S., Gunter, U., and Lahnsteiner, M. (2012): Ukrainian Banks Face Heightened Uncertainty and Challenges. In: Financial Stability Report 23. OeNB, Vienna, pp. 54 – 61.
Gunter, U., Krenn, G., and Sigmund, M. (2013): Macroeconomic, Market and Bank-Specific Determinants of the Net Interest Margin in Austria. In: Financial Stability Report 25. OeNB, Vienna, pp. 87 – 101.
Gunter, U., Önder, I. (2016): Exaktere Tourismusnachfrageprognosen im Städtetourismus dank Google Trends. In: Tourismus Wissen – quarterly, 4 (April 2016), pp. 143 – 147.
Kavan, S., Bodenwinkler, M., Ebner, G., Endlich, E., Fandl, M., Gunter, U., Liebeg, D., Schwaiger, M., Ubl, E., and Wittenberger, T. (2013): Regulatory Actions and International Banking in CEE/CIS: Topical Evidence. In: Kolev, A., Zwart, S. (Eds.): Banking in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey - Challenges and Opportunities. European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, pp. 61 – 71.
Contributor to the report section of OeNB’s Financial Stability Report (issues 20 – 24).
10th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE), Seville, Spain (12/2016)
9th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE), London, United Kingdom (12/2015)
35th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Riverside, United States (6/2015)
8th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE), Pisa, Italy (12/2014)
34th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Rotterdam, Netherlands (6/2014) (together with E. Smeral)
Research seminar, University of Surrey, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Guildford, United Kingdom (11/2013)
Research seminar, MODUL University Vienna, Department of Tourism and Service Management, Vienna, Austria (10/2012)
Urban Planning and Tourism Consumption: 160 Years for the Ringstraße in Vienna (1857-2017), Jerusalem, Israel (11/2016)
University of Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference 2016, Guildford, United Kingdom (7/2016)
36th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Santander, Spain (6/2016)
Spring Symposium on Challenges in Sustainable Tourism Development (SSTD2016), Gran Canaria, Spain (4/2016)
5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE), Hong Kong SAR, China (7/2015)
16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC, United States (3/2015)
30th Annual Meeting of LAF Austria, Strobl/Wolfgangsee, Austria (6/2014)
Conference on Banking, Finance, Money, and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era, Guildford, United Kingdom (11/2013)
33rd Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Seoul, South Korea (6/2013)
10th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (5/2013)
39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, New York, United States (5/2013)
32nd Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Boston, United States (6/2012)
30th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), San Diego, United States (6/2010)
Quantitative Economics Doctorate (QED) Jamboree, Alicante, Spain (5/2010)
Workshop The Financial Crisis - The End of Globalization?, University of Vienna and Bank Austria, Vienna, Austria (9/2009)