Univ.Lektor Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec. Bernhard Rengs

Scientific Staff Member
 

Dr. Bernhard W. H. Rengs
Researcher

since Sept. 2014 I am mainly at the

Vienna Institute of Demography,
Research Group Population Economics

Vienna Institute of Demography
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Welthandelsplatz 2, 2nd floor,
1020 Vienna,
Austria

and lecturer at the

Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics
Research Group Economics

Vienna University of Technology
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8/105-3
1040 Vienna
Austria

Sprechstunde due to e-availability, only by appointment
Telefonnummer +43-1-58801-10534
Faxnummer +43-1-58801-105399
E-Mail bernhard.rengs@econ.tuwien.ac.at

Short Curriculum Vitae
  • 9.7.1976 Born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1994 Finished High School ("Matura") in Bundesrealgymnasium Wien 3
  • 1995 Studies in Electrical Engineering
  • 1996 Civilian service in the general hospital of Vienna (compulsory service year, instead of military service)
  • 1997-2000 Integrated Diploma Studies in Economic Computer Sciences, TU Wien, Master-Level (Mag.rer.soc.oec.)
  • 2001-2007 PhD Studies in Social Sciences and Economics (Economic Computer Sciences), first Uni Wien, later TU Wien, (Dr.rer.soc.oec.)
  • 2001-2003 IT Product Development at Jobfinder Austria (now Stepstone Austria)
  • 2001-2003 Project Assistant at the Institute of Economics and Economic Computer Sciences (VWL und Wirtschaftsinformatik), TU Wien
  • 2003 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economics and Economic Computer Sciences (VWL und Wirtschaftsinformatik), TU Wien
  • 2004-2014 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Group Economics, TU Wien
  • 2009 Marriage with Daniela Rengs (formerly Daniela Bauer)
  • 2009 Birth of first child: Andrea C. M. Rengs (daughter)
  • 2011 Birth of second child: Michael H. Rengs (son)
  • 2014- Lecturer at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Group Economics, TU Wien
  • 2014- Post-Doc Researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography, Research Group Population Economics, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Teaching

Detailed information about my current courses and lectures can either be found on the course-webpage of our research group or in the TISS system of the university. In the last years I held the following courses and lectures:

  • Computational Social Simulation 2VU, [compulsory, master, taught in English], TU Wien (ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15)
  • Computational Economics 2SE, [elective, master, taught in English], TU Wien (WT08, WT09, ST11, WT12, WT13, ST15)
  • Grundlagen der Mikroökonomie 2VO, [compulsory, bachelor], TU Wien (ST14)
  • Grundlagen der Mikroökonomie 2UE, [compulsory, bachelor], TU Wien (ST12, ST13, ST14)
  • Spiel- und Auktionstheorie 2SE, [elective, bachelor], TU Wien (WT12, ST13, ST14)
  • Advanced Economics Project 4PR, [elective, master, taught in English], TU Wien (ST12, ST14)
  • Bachelorarbeit für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik, [semi-elective, bachelor], 5PR (10ECTS), TU Wien (WT11, ST12, WT12, ST13,WT13, ST14)
  • Praktikum aus Advanced Economics 4PR, [elective, master], TU Wien (ST07, ST08, ST09, ST10, ST11, ST12)
  • Ökonomische Simulationen 2PR, [elective, bachelor], TU Wien (ST07, ST08, ST09, ST11)
  • Projektpraktikum 4PR, [semi-elective, bachelor], TU Wien (WT06, WT07, WT08, WT09, WT10, ST11)
  • Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre 2UE, [compulsory, bachelor], TU Wien (ST07, ST08, ST09, ST10, ST11)
  • Seminar mit Bachelorarbeit 4SE, [semi-elective, bachelor], TU Wien (WT06, ST07, WT07, ST08, WT08, ST09, WT09, ST10, WT10, ST11)
  • Information Economics 2PS, [compulsory, master, taught in English [starting 2010]], TU Wien (WT05, ST07, ST08, ST09, ST10, ST11)
  • Neuere Methoden formaler Modellierung 2SE, [elective, master], TU Wien (ST05, ST06, WT06, WT07)
  • Interdisziplinäres Praktikum 5PR, [elective, master], TU Wien (ST04, ST05, ST06)
  • Praktikum aus angewandter Spieltheorie 3PR, [elective, master], TU Wien (ST04)
  • Sozioökonomische Theorie 2PS, [elective, bachelor], TU Wien (ST04, ST05)
  • Experimental Economics 2PS, [elective, bachelor], TU Wien (ST04, ST05, ST06, WT06, WT07, WT08, WT09, ST11)
  • Experimentelle Ökonomie 1VO, [elective, master], TU Wien (ST04)
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Informatiker 1UE, [compulsory, bachelor], TU Wien (WT04)
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften Übungen 2UE, [compulsory, bachelor], TU Wien (WT03, ST04, WT04, ST05, WT05, ST06)

In the last academic year (2012/2013) two of my courses were selected for student evalution by the deans of studies. Computational Social Simulation got the overall rating of 1.0 (1 best, 5 worst) and Grundlagen der Mikroökonomie (Principles of Microeconomics) was rated 1.57 (1 best, 5 worst).

In July 2013 I organized and taught an intense BEST summer course (40 hours) on games, game theory, social/economic experiments and computational social simulation: Game ON: From Theory to Practice! for selected students (30 selected from 338 applications) from a number of European Technical Universities [Prof. Mehlmann taught the part on game theory].

From 2003-2014 I advised 50+ bachelor thesis and supported 15+ master thesis (assistance only sometimes credited to me) and provided extensive support for 4 doctoral students (Wolfgang Radax [f], Manuel Wäckerle [f], Tobias Haberler [o], Wolfgang Köpf [o]).

In 2011, I was awarded with the Teacher's Award of the Faculty of Informatics and the computer science student's union for outstanding teaching performance for the course Information Economics, held in the academic year 2010/2011.

Research Areas / Areas of Interest
  • Computational Social Simulation
  • Agent Based Computational Economics
  • Agent Based Computational Demography
  • Applied Gametheory
  • Information Visualization
  • Behavioural Economics

Scientific Contributions and Publications
  • Winkler-Dworak M., Fent T., Rengs B., Beaujouan E., Di Giulio P., Spielauer M. (2015), 'Changing partnership and fertility: Report on the results of the micro-simulation and agent-based approach about future of family forms', FamiliesAndSocieties working paper

  • Rengs B., Scholz-Wäckerle M., Gazheli A., Antal M., van den Bergh J. (2015), 'Testing innovation, employment and distributional impacts of climate policy packages in a macro-evolutionary systems setting', wwwforeurope working paper no 83

  • Rengs B., Wäckerle M. (2014), 'A computational agent-based simulation of an artificial monetary union for dynamic comparative institutional analysis', presented at the EAEPE Annual International Conference 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Fent T., Rengs B. (2014), 'Gender relations and fertility - An agent-based approach', presented at the Workshop 'Recent Developments and Future Directions in Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies’, 18-19 September 2014, University of Leuven, Belgium

  • Naqvi S.A.A., Rengs B. and Wäckerle M. (2014), 'Analyzing Energy Policies in a Stock-Flow Consistent Agent-Based Macroeconomic Model', presented at ISEE 2014: Biannual Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics - Wellbeing and Equity within Planetary Boundaries, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13.08.-15.08. and at the EAEPE Annual International Conference 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Wäckerle M., Rengs B., Radax W. (2014), 'An Agent-Based Model of Institutional Life-Cycles', Games 5 (3): 160-187 , Special Issue: Game Theory and Institutional Economics (incl. Evolutionary Games and American Evolutionary Institutionalism of the Veblen-ian Kind)

  • Rengs B., Wäckerle M. (2014), 'A computational agent-based simulation of an artificial monetary union for dynamic comparative institutional analysis', forthcoming in proceedings of the ‘IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics 2014‘

  • Rengs B., Wäckerle M. (2013), 'An Agent-Based Model of Artificial Political Economies in Economic and Monetary Unions', Paper presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2013, Paris, France.

  • Hanappi H., Rengs B., Wäckerle M. (2013), 'Simulating a small monetary union between artificial economies from the bottom up', Paper presented at WEHIA 2013 - the annual 'Workshop on the Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents', June 20-22, 2013, Reykjavik University, Iceland.

  • Prskawetz, A., Freund I., Rengs B. (2013), 'Special issue: The Economics of Ageing, Selected Papers from the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association' - Editorial, Empirica 40/3

  • Radax W., Rengs B. (2010), 'Timing matters: Lessons from the CA literature on updating,' presented at the Third Word Congress of Social Simulation, Kassel, September 6-9, 2010, available at arxiv.org

  • Radax W., Rengs B. (2010), 'Prospects and Pitfalls of Statistical Testing: Insights from Replicating the Demographic Prisoner’s Dilemma', Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Oct. 2010

  • Radax W., Rengs B. (2009), 'Replication of the Demographic Prisoner's Dilemma', presented on the 2009 European Social Simulation Association Conference (Plenary Paper) in Surrey, GB

  • Hanappi H., Radax W., Rengs B., Wäckerle M. (2009), 'Modelling Global Institutional Networks,' presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  • Wäckerle, M., Radax W., Rengs B. (2009), 'An agent-based approach to institutional change', presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  • Böhm B., Rengs B. (2009), 'Urbane Ökonomie und Altern' in 'Ageing Society. Altern in der Stadt, Aktuelle Trends und ihre Bedeutung für die strategische Stadtentwicklung', Facultas Verlag

  • Hanappi H., Rengs B. (2008), 'On the Eve of Global Financial Collapse. Explanations, necessity, and policy conclusions', presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2008, Rome - Italy).

  • Wäckerle M., Rengs B. (2007), 'Habitus and the Evolution of Educational Institutions – Knowledge Accumulation in the Long-Run', presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2007, Porto - Portugal.

  • Hanappi H., Rengs B., Gombotz D. (2007), Exploring University Design - The prototype microsimulation model U-SIM-7, presented at 1st General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, Vienna - Austria

  • Rengs B. (2006), PhD Thesis: 'Visualisierung dynamischer makroökonomischer Modelle', Vienna University of Technology.

  • Wäckerle M., Hanappi H., Rengs B. (2005), 'Advanced Democracy Design' –short paper, presented at ‘IADIS International Conference on e-Society 2005’, in Qawra - Malta.

  • Hanappi H., Rengs B., Unterluggauer A. (2004), Forschungsprojekt-Endbericht: 'Gesamtwirtschaftliche Metamodellierung: Komplexe Dynamiken und deren Visualisierung', funded by the Jubiläumsfonds of the OeNB.

  • Rengs B., Unterluggauer A. (2003), 'Visual Representation of Economic Systems - Clustering and Emergence of Institutions', presented at EAEPE Annual International Conference 2003, Maastricht - Belgium.

  • Rengs B. (2000), Master Thesis: 'Ökonomische Paradoxa aus spieltheoretischer Sicht', Vienna University of Technology

Non Scientific Publications
  • Vesely E., Rengs B. (2013), 'Bedarfserhebung zur Kinderbetreuungssituation der Angehörigen der TU Wien 2012', TU Wien

  • Prskawetz A., Rengs B. (2012), 'Mathematik in der Ökonomie', Schriftenreihe zur Didaktik der Mathematik der Österreichischen Mathematischen Gesellschaft, 98-107.

  • Radax W., Rengs B. (2010), 'Anwendungen von Multiagentensimulationen in der Kooperationstheorie.' IWK-Mitteilungen 65(1-2): Themenheft 'Forschen in der Von-Neumann-Galaxis.'

 

Scientific Participation in Research Projects
  • 2013-2016: participation in the 'OeNB Jubiläumsfonds' project (15299): 'Eine Untersuchung von institutionellen Komponenten der Banken-Makro Vernetzung'
  • 2013-2015: participation in the FP7 Research project (290647): 'WWWforEurope — Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe' (Area 2) in Collaboration with WU-Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) as external expert
  • 2011-2013: participation in the 'OeNB Jubiläumsfonds' project (14261): 'Wirtschaftliche Perspektiven Europas als Teil der Weltwirtschaft auf Basis von Simulationsszenarien'
  • 2010-2011: participation in the FP7 (Call FP7-ICT-2011-7) project proposal writing 'Public Online LOD-based Innovation poliCY And GOveRnance Agora' (proposal submitted)
  • 2010: participation in the FP7 (Call FP7-SSH-2010-1) project proposal writing 'Exploring innovative historical and economical perspectives to reform the financial system: groundbreaking economic approaches to the design and governance of finance for society' (not accepted)
  • 2009: participation in the research project proposal writing for COST project (Cost action IS0902) 'Systemic Risks, Financial Crisis and Credit - the roots, dynamics and consequences of the Subprime Crisis' (accepted), Participation in Workshops held in the course of the COST project
  • 2007-2008: major participation in the project: 'Ageing Society' conducted at the TU Wien, subproject of the interuniversitary Research Project 'Altern in der Stadt') by WU-Wien, TU-Wien, KMU Forschung Austria and ARC Vienna
  • 2001-2010: multiple minor participations in the aquisition of new research projects and running research projects conducted at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, TU Wien, as well as the Department for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, WU Wien
  • 2001-2004: major participation in the 'OeNB Jubiläumsfonds' project: 'Gesamtwirtschaftliche Metamodellierung: Komplexe Dynamiken und deren Visualisierung' conducted at the TU Wien

Other scientific work
  • 2014 (July) Invited Guest Researcher with Prof. van den Bergh at Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • 2013 Scientific committee member of the EAEPE 2013 conference held in Paris, France
  • 2012-2013 Guest Editor of the Empirica – Journal of European Economics - 2012 Special Conference Issue
  • 2012 Scientific committee member of the EAEPE 2012 conference held at Cracow, Poland
  • 2012 Co-Head of the local organizational committee of the NOeG 2012 conference held at TU Vienna
  • 2012 Scientific committee member of the NOeG 2012 conference held at TU Vienna
  • 2011 Head of the local organizational committee of the Schumpeter 2011 (+EAEPE 2011) conference held at Tech Gate Vienna
  • 2009 Awarded the Volterra Replication Prize by the ESSA (European Social Simulation Association), for the Replication of the Demographic Prisoner's Dilemma (joint work with Wolfgang Radax)
  • Referee for Journal of Artificial Socities and Social Simulation
 

Miscellaneous
  • 2004- Permanent member of the committee for studies in Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) of TU Wien ("Mittelbau"-Vertreter)
  • 2003- IT-coordinator, sys- and webadmin of the Research Group Economics/IMME
  • 2010-2011 Member of the curricular sub-committee for for studies in Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) of TU Wien
  • 2012-2014 Elected member of the works committee (Betriebsrat) for the scientific staff of TU Wien
  • 2009-2012 Elected stand-in member of the works committee (Betriebsrat) for the scientific staff of TU Wien
  • 2010 Participated in the "FP7 Proposal Writing and EU Project Management" seminar at TU Wien
  • 2006 Local organizer of the NOeG 2006 conference held TU Wien
  • 2004-2008 Elected permanent member of the works committee (Betriebsrat) for the scientific staff of TU Wien
  • 2004 Local co-organizer of the "Jahrestagung 2004 des Ausschusses für Evolutorische Ökonomik des Vereins für Socialpolitik"
  • 2002 Took the apprentice tutoring exam (Lehrlingsausbilderprüfung)
  • 1998-2001 Permanent student union representative in various organizational and finding committees of the TU Wien (Studienkommission, Fakultätsrat, Berufungskommissionen)
 





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