Ferdinand Lacina

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Ferdinand Lacina
Ferdinand Lacina.jpg
Minister of Finance
In office
16 June 1986 – 6 April 1995
Prime MinisterFranz Vranitzky
Preceded byFranz Vranitzky
Succeeded byAndreas Staribacher
Personal details
Born (1942-12-31) 31 December 1942 (age 76)[1]
Political partySocial Democratic Party of Austria
Alma materVienna University of Economics and Business[1]

Ferdinand Lacina (born 31 December 1942)[1] is an Austrian politician. He served as finance minister from 1986 to 1995.

Early life[edit]

Lacina was among the leading figures of the antifascist student movement of the 1960s.[2]


Lacina is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria.[3] He served as minister of transport and nationalized industries.[4] On 16 June 1986 he was appointed finance minister, replacing Franz Vranitzky in the post.[3][4] Franz Vranitzky led the cabinet in which Lacina was appointed.[5] Lacina successfully reduced the federal deficit to 3.2% in 1994 following a long period of consolidation.[4] Lacina's tenure lasted until 6 April 1995 when he resigned from office.[5] Andreas Staribacher succeeded him in the post.[3]

Following the retirement from politics Lacina was named the general director of the GiroCredit Bank.[6] He was also a member of Bank Medici's supervisory board.[7] Lacina is the president of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Who is who in the Austrian Parliament". Dipl.-Kfm. Ferdinand Lacina (in German). Republic of Austria. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ Matti Bunzi (2004). Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013. – via Questia (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c "Austrian ministries". Rulers. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Günter Bischof; Anton Pelinka; Ferdinand Karlhofer (1 January 1999). The Vranitzky Era in Austria. Transaction Publishers. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-4128-4113-9. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Austrian finance minister resigns". Associated Press. 29 March 1995. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  6. ^ "About the workshop" (PDF). University of Vienna. 2003. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  7. ^ Nelson D. Schwartz; Julia Werdigier (17 January 2009). "From behind the curtain, Madoff drew in victims Lawsuit sheds light on network of agents". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  8. ^ "New initiative on Central Europe created at JHU SAIS". States News Service. 10 December 2009. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. – via Highbeam (subscription required)