Arno Tausch was born on February 11, 1951 in Salzburg, Austria. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor of Economics, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary (since Fall Semester 2010) and Adjunct Professor (Universitaetsdozent) of Political Science at Innsbruck University, Department of Political Science, Innsbruck University, Austria (since 1988).
He entered the Austrian Civil Service on January 1, 1992, and retired from active service on February 29, 2016. He served as an Austrian diplomat abroad and was Attaché, and later Counselor for Labor and Migration at the Austrian Embassy in Warsaw, 1992-1999. In that capacity, he was deeply involved in the democratic transformation of Poland and in the assessment of all major social and migration policy aspects of the Polish accession to the European Union with Polish partner institutions. He also closely worked with his fellow labor and migration attaches from other Western countries in Warsaw, in particular the representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission and the Embassies of France, Germany, the United States of America, and the United Nations Development Programme and the UNHCR in Warsaw.
In his multiple academic assignments, stretching over a time span of four decades, he was first Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Innsbruck University; Associate Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1990, and Guest Researcher, International Institute for Comparative Social Research, Science Center, West Berlin, upon invitation by the late Karl Wolfgang Deutsch, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University (1981). Since 1978, he taught numerous regular courses in political science, economics and sociology at Universities in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and in the United States.
He authored or co-authored books and articles for major international publishers and journals, among them 21 books in English, 2 books in French, 8 books in German, and over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and also numerous articles in the media of several countries. In all, his works were published or re-published in 34 countries around the globe: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Irish Republic, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
His publications include a number of essays for leading economic and foreign policy global think tanks like the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, Israel; the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Israel, the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO RAS Institute), Moscow; the Polish Institute for International Affairs PISM, Warsaw; and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIW.
Other think tanks, which published his works, include
• Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna (ÖIIP);
• Austrian National Defence Academy (Vienna), LAVAK;
• Centre Franco-Autrichien pour le rapprochement en Europe CFA/OeFZ, Vienne ;
• Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales, CAEI, Buenos Aires;
• Insight Turkey and the SETA Foundation, Ankara;
• IZA Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn, FRG;
• Jean Monnet Chairs of the European Union https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnet-chairs_en (Jean Monnet Chairs at the University of Catania, Sicily; Italy, Trier, FRG; and Wroclaw, Poland)
• Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies, LIEIS;
• Rubin Center in International Affairs (formerly Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center) in Herzliya, Israel
His publications feature(d) as recommended materials for courses at major Universities and centers of higher learning around the world, including the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C.; and Harvard University.
Major electronic English language publications are freely accessible from the World Systems Archive at the University of California, Riverside; from IDEAS/REPEC at the University of Connecticut; and from SSRN, the Social Science Research Network in New York, N.Y. Dr. Tausch, a liberal and active Roman Catholic, is a participant in the liberation theology movement and in the ecumenical dialogue between the major world religions since the 1970s.
Dr. Tausch is married to Krystyna Tausch. The couple has three daughters.
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