Since 1988, Bernd Marin has been the Executive Director of the European Centre for Welfare Policy and Social Research, an economic and social think tank in Vienna. From 1984 to 1988 he was a professor of comparative political and social research at the European University Institute (European University Institute, EUI), and the EU University of Florence. He was also the 1986/87 Dean for Social Sciences. Bernd Marin is the author and editor of publications in many languages and is considered one of the most internationally sought-after economic and social scientists.