Assistant Professor Dr Mitja Steinbacher holds a Master's degree in Mathematical Economics and a PhD in Economics. He received his MSc in 2006 and his thesis was the first to apply the Chebyshev collocation method to a Hall general equilibrium model. He obtained his PhD in 2016 at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Maribor with his thesis Liquidity Trap and Stability Domain of the Banking System: a Network Approach.
His research interests include numerical economics, simulation methods in agent-oriented economics, networks in economics and finance, game theory and dynamics of strategies, analysis of economic policy measures and economics of rules. His work is based on the principles of the Austrian school of economic thought and methodology, which support the use of artificial simulation environments. He has contributed to conferences under the auspices of the Game Theory Society and the Society for Computational Economics. He has given invited lectures at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and at the University of Donja Gorica. Mitja collaborates with many economic policy and research institutes from all over the world, and his work has been published in international reference publications. He is a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Res novae (published by the Faculty of Law and Business Studies) and of the Springer Nature Business and Economics journal. He is also an external reviewer for the international indexed journals Computational Economics, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals.
He devotes his scientific and teaching career to the development of the Faculty of Law and Business at the Catholic Institute into a Catholic University. He has been habilitated as Assistant Professor in Applied Economics and Econometrics at the University of Maribor, which allows him to participate in teaching and in the development of pedagogical content in all areas where basic and advanced methods of applied economics and basic and advanced methods of empirical analysis are implemented.
Dr Steinbacher is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany), where he teaches the course Networks in Economics and Finance at the International Master's Program in Economics and Finance.
As of 1 August 2021, he became Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business Studies.