A negative economic atmosphere and overregulation are the biggest obstacles for a productivity increase. This was the conclusion of the keynotes and discussion with Lars Feld, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute and Professor at the University Freiburg, Peter Filzmaier, Director of ISA and IHS Director Martin Kocher in yesterday's economic talk at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
Press Release of yesterday's talk (OTS in German)
Presentation of Peter Filzmair (pdf in German)
07 Dec 2016
Markus Kraus and Monika Riedel published a new research article together with Susanne Mayer of the Medical University Vienna in the academic journal Social Policy Administration about the 'Organization and Supply of Long-term Care Services for the Elderly: A Bird's-eye View of Old and New EU Member States'.
01 Dec 2016
New edition out: Nachhaltige Arbeit (Sustainable Work)
edited by Thomas Barth, Georg Jochum and Beate Littig, Frankfurt/Main, Campus.
The societal relationships with nature have to be reflected radically since environmental problems - climate change, the depletion of natural resources, environmental pollution, the loss of biodiversity, desertification - are pressing. In this situation, the debate about a transition towards a sustainable labor society has gained new attention. The postulated socio-ecological “great transformation” will bring about fundamental changes for employees in all economic sectors and current working societies as a whole. The contributions of the new edition discuss the potential and problems of this change from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Find more information here (PDF in German), on the editor's website as well as in the IHS repostiory IRIHS.
Katrin Auel and Resul Umit are the editors of the PADEMIA Research Note Series, a collection of short pieces that highlight research results or summarise policy advice for both academic and non-academic audiences. It allows the PADEMIA network members to communicate their key messages to a wider audience, contributing to an evidence-based discussion on parliamentary democracy in Europe as well as increasing the visibility of their research. Besides Katrin and Umit, IHS researchers and scholars Elad Klein, Mario Gavenda, Olga Eisele, Lucy Kinski, are among the contributors to the series.
Link to the PADEMIA Research Notes
27 Oct 2016
The Third Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies and organized by Leopold Sögner and Manfred Deistler, will take place on June 8-9, 2017.
The goal of this conference is to exchange ideas and to discuss recent results in the analysis of high-dimensional time series. Authors working in applications or econometric theory in this area are invited to submit an abstract. Online submission of an abstract is possible through the conference management system Conftool from October 3, 2016 and must be received by January 31, 2017.
Link to Submission of papers
13 Oct 2016
In today's print edition of 'Die Presse', Lars Feld, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute and Professor at the University Freiburg and IHS Director Martin Kocher are analyzing Italy and its Euro policy, the economic growth of Austria in comparison to Germany and the American debt policy.
07 Dec 2016
The IHS will be the host for the upcoming event of the RRI Plattform Österreich featuring the topic 'Ethics in Research Practice'. In keynotes and workshops national and international researchers will discuss the challenges of how to deal with ethically relevant aspects in day-to-day research.
Event Program (pdf in German)
01 Dec 2016
In a panel discussion moderated by Lukas Schmidt, Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, IFF Wien/Uni Klagenfurt, Karin Fischer, JKU Linz and Beate Littig, IHS Vienna will discuss whether 'development' can be ecologically sustainable. Considering the global increase of extraction and consumption of natural resources, this is one of the most urgent development policy issues.
The panel discussion organised by the Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik will take place in Vienna on November 29, 2016.
Please find further details here (Website organisers).
21 Nov 2016
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer published the research article 'Is education always reducing fertility? Evidence from compulsory schooling reform' together with Nicole Schneeweis and Margherita Fort in the Economic Journal.
Article available online in the Economic Journal (published online on September 7, 2016).
02 Nov 2016
Angela Wroblewski (2016): Auf dem Weg zu einer reflexiven Gleichstellungspolitik: Von Geschlechtergleichstellung zu diversitätsorientierten Gleichstellungspolitiken an Universitäten. In: Kriesi, Irene and Liebig, Brigitte and Horwath, Ilona and Riegraf, Birgit, (eds.) Gender und Migration in der tertiären Berufs- und (Fach)Hochschulbildung. Forum Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (46). Westfällisches Dampfboot, pp. 216-233.
Find the book contribution in the IHS Repository IRIHS.
04 Nov 2016
The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy 2016 - 2018 will take place on December 16, 2016 at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.