Dr. Barbara Kolm is the General Secretary of the Friedrich August von Hayek Institute in Vienna, which offers market-based solutions in the areas of education, health, protection of labor, business location and poverty reduction. The organization also promotes the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics. Dr. Kolm is also Founder of the Austrian Economics Center, dedicated to research and policy advice in the area of individual social responsibility in combination with economic issues. She is a Member of the Mont Pélerin society and President of the European Coalition for economic growth. She studied business administration at the University of Innsbruck and UCLA.