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Research Assistant

The Research Group in_Equality and Education is currently looking for a Research Assistant.
For more details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

Economist

The recently established Competence Center 'Insight Austria' is looking for an economist in the field of behavioral economics.
For more details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

16 Jan 2018

Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2017 – 2019

High growth remains broad-based

The Austrian economy is expected to have grown by 3.1 % in 2017. As the global economy should continue to expand vigorously, and robust domestic growth can be anticipated, the Austrian economy is expected to grow by 2.7 % and 1.9 % respectively, in 2018 and 2019. The labour market is benefiting from the high economic activity, with unemployment expected to fall to 8 % by 2019, down from 9 % in 2016. Over the forecasting horizon, inflation should amount to slightly above 2 % and thus remain well above the euro area average. The period of high growth should be used to achieve a sustainable budgetary stance and to implement urgently needed structural reforms.
Links:
Press information of December 21, 2017 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Presentation (pdf - in German only)
Economic Forecast

21 Dec 2017

Art@IHS

The first event of the series Art@IHS will take place on January 23, 2018. Curator Melissa Lumbroso invites artists at irregular intervals to create and present artworks in and for the spaces at Palais Strozzi. This time she invited Sophie Dvorák to present her art at IHS. On January 23, 2018 her works can be viewed from 6 pm onwards in the Salon and adjacent rooms.
To register please send an email to event(at)ihs.ac.at.
Links:
Art@IHS

15 Jan 2018

New publication: Societal transformation, social innovations and sustainable consumption

Michael Jonas wrote a book contribution about ‘Societal transformation, social innovations and sustainable consumption in an era of metamorphosis’ in ‘Social innovation and sustainable consumption – Research and action for societal transformation’ (Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption).
Links:
Publication on Editor's website
Publication in the IHS Repository

11 Jan 2018

New Project: Autonomous Mobility Strategy of Austria

IHS Techno-Science and Societal Transformation Research Group, together with the Future Lab of TU and other consortium members, has been awarded the project 'Systemszenarien Automatisiertes Fahren in der Personenmobilität'. The project brings evidence based policy advice to Austria Tech and BMVIT regarding the autonomous mobility strategy of Austria. IHS TSST is responsible for social impacts to be explored by focus group interviews and a consensus conference. The project is managed by Elisabeth Frankus and Robert Braun of TSST.

Links:

Website future.lab

21 Dec 2017

Martin Kocher Appointed Professor in Behavioral Economics at University of Vienna

Beginning this semester, IHS director Martin Kocher was appointed professor in behavioral economics with focus on Austrian economic policy. While his focus will continue to be directing the IHS, Kocher will establish close cooperation with the University of Vienna. In this respect, he will discuss key economic issues for Austria´s next government on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6:15 pm at the University of Vienna.
Links:
Registration

01 Dec 2017

Sebastian Koch on Inflation

In the Ö1 Mittagsjournal of January 17, 2018, Sebastian Koch commented on the inflation in an interview with Helene Seelmann.
Links:
ö1 Mittagsjournal of Jan 17, 2018 (in German)

17 Jan 2018

Martin Kocher on the Government Program

On January 12, 2018, Martin Kocher was invited to the OE1 Saldo to comment on the government program in an interview with Astrid Petermann.
Links:
Saldo of Jan 12, 2018 on OE1 (in German only)

15 Jan 2018

Conference Arbeit - Lebensführung - Nachhaltigkeit

As part of her stay as Fellow at the University of Hamburg in fall term 17/18 Beate Littig organizes the conference 'Arbeit - Lebensführung - Nachhaltigkeit'. The conference takes place from January 25-26, 2018 in Hamburg.
Links:
Folder (pdf in German)
Program (pdf in German)

12 Jan 2018

Benjamin Bittschi on Family Bonus

Benjamin Bittschi was interviewed on the Family Bonus in the Ö1 Morgenjournal.
Link:
Ö1 Morgenjournal (Jan 11, 2018) (in German)

11 Jan 2018

Event: Weis(s)e Wirtschaft – Experts Evaluate

On January 17th IHS and Die Weis(s)e Wirtschaft are hosting a panel discussion on the new Austrian Government’s health policy plans. Thomas Czypionka, head of the research group Health Economics and Health Policy, will be participating in the panel discussion.

Links:

Registration

10 Jan 2018

New Publication: Nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltiger Konsum, nachhaltige Arbeit: The Greening of Capitalism?

Beate Littig together with Karl-Michael Brunner wrote a book contribution about 'Nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltiger Konsum, nachhaltige Arbeit: The Greening of Capitalism?' in 'Die sozial-ökologische Transformation der Welt. Ein Handbuch' (Campus, 2017).

Links:
Preview of the Book
Publication in the IHS Repository

10 Jan 2018

New Publication: Health Economical analysis of the Austrian pharmacy system

The research group Health Economics and Health Policy recently published a research report commissioned by the Austrian Pharmacists’ Association, an analysis of the Austrian pharmacy system from a health economical perspective conducted by Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Markus Pock and Miriam Reiss.
Links:
Executive Summary in the IHS Repository (in German)
Report in the IHS Repository (in German)

Mediacoverage about the study:
Newspaper article on Der Standard online (in German)
Ö3-Nachrichten starting at 04:13 (in German)

09 Jan 2018

Two New IHS Working Papers in the Economics Series Available

Two new Working Papers in the IHS Economics Series available, one by Richard Sellner: Non-discriminatory Trade Policies in Structural Gravity Models Evidence from Monte Carlo Simulations., the other by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer et al: Grandmothers' Labor Supply.
Links:
Working Paper Richard Sellner in the IHS Repository
Working Paper Rudolf Winter-Ebmer in the IHS Repository
IHS Economics Series

21 Dec 2017

New H2020 Project: Governance Models of Quadruple Helix Innovation Processes

IHS Techno-Science and Societal Transformation Research Group is member of a winning consortium for a H2020 project lead by the Danish Board of Technology exploring governance models of quadruple helix innovation processes. In the three year 3.5 million euro project IHS TSST, the second largest contributor to the consortium, is working together in Austria with the Open Innovation Lab of ÖBB and the Open Innovation team of the BMVIT. The project is managed by Robert Braun from TSST group.

21 Dec 2017

The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on March 23, 2018 at 10:30 am at WIFO.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.
Link:
Economic forecast

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13:15

Marialaura Pesce (U Napoli) Fairness in market economies Abstract: We investigate the fairness...

13:15 - 14:45, University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna (VGSE seminar room, 3rd floor)

  • 25
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13:15

Robert A. Becker (Indiana U, Bloomington) Recursive Utility and Thompson Aggregators: The Recovery...

13:15 - 14:45, University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna (VGSE seminar room, 3rd floor)

  • 15
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09:00

Invited lectures given by (in alphabetical order): Gianni Amisano (Federal Reserve Board)...

09:00 - 18:00, IHS, Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Wien

  • 16
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  • 2018
09:00

Invited lectures given by (in alphabetical order): Gianni Amisano (Federal Reserve Board)...

09:00 - 18:00, IHS, Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Wien

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