Johannes Pollak together with Samuel Schubert (Webster Vienna Private University) wrote a book contribution about the EU's South-Eastern Corridor for the recently published book 'Turkey as an Energy Hub?' by Nomos discussing Turkey's role in EU energy supply.
Publication in IHS Repository IHRIS
26 May 2017
'Target' is the name of a research program for the mediterranean area, in which seven institutions (research performing and research funding institutions) will implement a targeted gender equality plan and develop a reflexive gender equality culture. TARGET funded with 2 million Euros over four years is coordinated by Angela Wroblewski.
19 May 2017
The IHS invites applications for Social Labs Facilitators for the European project 'Excellence in Science and Innovation for Europe by Adopting the Concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)'.
Call for Application
02 May 2017
The centerpiece of the current Austrian health care reform initiated in 2013 is the establishment of a primary health care system based on international models. Experiences in other countries have shown that such a system leads to much better health care results for the general public.
Press release (pdf in German)
18 May 2017
ATHEA (Austrian Health Economics Association) invites to a keynote speech and panel discussion on May 18. In his presentation Professor Wiesen will give an overview of the use of behavioural experiments in health economic research. In the panel discussion following his presentation experts will discuss the relevance of these experiments and their results as decision-making support for health policy.
- SR Mag. Richard Gauss, Stadt Wien
- Dr. Martin Gleitsmann, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
- Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Wesenauer, Oberösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse
- Prof. Dr. Daniel Wiesen, Universität zu Köln
11 May 2017
On occasion of the 12th ÖGOR-IHS-Workshop this year's award for the best presentation of a Junior Researcher (younger than 30 years of age) was given to Magda Mirescu from the University of Vienna. The award in memory of Prof. Wolfgang Polasek was donated by EVN and presented by Leopold Sögner (IHS) and Gerold Petrisch (EVN).
02 May 2017
How can we integrate the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in European research funding? The project NewHorRRIzon, that is funded for four years with 6.8 Mio Euro, approaches this important question. In 18 “social labs” across Europe researchers and other stakeholders are exploring innovative solutions to tackle this vital challenge for research and innovation. The project is coordinated by Erich Griessler.
RG Techno Science and Societal Transformation
07 May 2017
Resul Umit published the article 'With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments' in the peer-reviewed academic journal Parliamentary Affairs. This article extends the empirical evidence for the use of e-newsletters in parliamentary communication in between elections. Its findings throw a fresh light on why only some parliamentarians are happy to adopt new and seemingly resource-efficient ways to reach out to voters.
'With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments'
28 Apr 2017
Erich Griessler presents two papers at the 3rd European Technology Assessment Conference at Cork, Irland, May 17th - 19th 2017. The first presentation, ‘The clinical and political domain of prenatal diagnosis in Austria. Old debates, new roles, anxieties, pressures and stress’ focusses on genetic tests during pregnancy. Erich Griessler also participates in a panel discussion on this topic. The second paper presents results from the project ‘Monitoring the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation’ and deals with ‘Identifying and measuring the impact of responsible research and innovation for policy making’. This paper is co-authored with Alexander Lang and Milena Wuketich and the MoRRI Consortium.
3rd European Technology Assessment Conference
Project website MoRRI
16 May 2017
On occasion of the lecture series ‘W3 - Wirtschaft, Wachstum, Wohlstand’ (Economy, Growth, Prosperity) organized by the ‘Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft Kärnten’ Klaus Weyerstrass gave a presentation about Austria's economic growth potential.
Slides (pdf in German only)
15 May 2017
Dorisz Albrecht, one of our MSc students in Economics, will be participating in the Google Summer of Code program, mentored by Tamas K. Papp of the Macroeconomics and Public Finance group. Dorisz will be working on a Julia library for Hamiltonian Approximate Bayesian Computation, a state of the art algorithm which is useful for estimating structural economic models using simulation techniques. Dorisz will be completing our MSc program this year, and will continue her PhD studies at Princeton University.
Google Summer of Code program
11 May 2017
In their Policy Brief, published on the website of the Austrian Society of European Politics (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik ÖGfE), Martin Kocher and Klaus Weyerstrass discuss strategic aspects of the Brexit negotiations between the EU-27 and the UK, and possible consequences for Austria's economy.
Publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS
02 May 2017
The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on June 29, 2017 at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.