Bernhard Tröster

Mr. Bernhard Tröster
Senior Researcher
phone: +43 1 317 40 10 – 117
1090 Vienna, Sensengasse 3

Bernhard Tröster is an economist with a specialization in international development and financial markets. Since January 2014, he has been researcher at ÖFSE with a focus on international trade and commodities & development. In addition, he is an external lecturer at several universities in Austria.

Research Areas:

  • Development Economics and Policy
  • International Trade and Free Trade Agreements
  • Commodities and Development (in particular, Financialization of Commodity Markets)
  • Global Value Chains and Production Networks



  • Since  2014: Researcher, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)
  • 2013 – 2013: Energy Market Analyst, Vienna
  • 2009 – 2011: Analyst, Currency Derivatives, International Bank, Munich, Germany
  • 2008 – 2009: International Graduate Program, International Bank, Munich, Germany

Research stays:

  • Zambia (2022): Value Chain analyses of the copper sector
  • Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania (2018): Value Chain analyses of coffee sectors in Eastern Afrika
  • Uganda (2017): Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on the sectors coffee and fishery
  • Mozambique (2016): Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on the sectors local cotton sector and the regional textile and apparel industry
  • Ethiopia (2014): Value Chain analyses of the Ethiopian coffee sector
  • Maurititus (2012): Study on the growth model of Mauritius, focus on the financial and ICT sector


  • Doctorate in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (2018)
  • Master of Arts in International and Development Economics, HTW Berlin (2012)
  • Master of Science in Economics, University Regensburg (2008)
  • Study abroad at the University of Colorado (2006/07)

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