The periodicals "Die Presse", "FAZ" and "NZZ" publish an annual ranking of economists in German-speaking Europe. Univ. Prof. Friedrich Scheider is a "permanent guest".
The evaluation criteria include how often the economists in question have been cited in the media, by the government, and by peers. The now emeritus JKU researcher placed 8th in Austria. The economist placed second as an expert for his research about ‘under the table’ work and a shadow economy. In all of German-speaking Europe, he ranks at No. 20.
JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas congratulated Prof. Schneider and respectfully expressed his admiration for Prof. Schneider’s impactful work over the years.