b. Vienna, Jan. 9, 1932, statistician, politician (OeVP), 1968-1992 professor of statistics at Vienna University; 1968-1973 head of the Institut fuer Hoehere Studien (Institute of Advanced Studies), 1986-1994 member of the Nationalrat, spokesman on environmental issues in the Austrian People´s Party (OeVP); since 1999 again member of the Nationalrat. B. developed a computer forecast method for election results.
Works#Contributions to the Von Neumann Growth Model, 1971 (ed.); Langfristige Prognosen, 1977 (ed.); Sonnenkraft statt Atomenergie, 1978; Am Steuerrad der Wirtschaft, 1989 (together with P. Fleissner); Oesterreicher - Wer bist du?, 1989.