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Interested in becoming a Marie Curie Fellow at IHS?

The Institute accepts Expressions of Interest by postdoctoral researchers of any nationality, to apply jointly with an IHS host supervisor for the EC Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme 2017. The application deadline is April 11.
Links:
IHS Call for Expression of Interest (PDF)
More information about MSCA

21 Feb 2017

Upcoming Elective: Contract Theory

Anton van Boxtel (IHS Vienna)
Contract Theory
Feb 21 – Mar 30, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Anton van Boxtel

16 Feb 2017

Upcoming Elective: Technology, Preferences and the Labor Market

Zsofia Barany (Sciences Po)
Technology, Preferences and the Labor Market
Feb 13 – Feb 24, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Zsofia Barany

13 Feb 2017

Seminar Rooms in Palais Strozzi for Rent

Seminar Room in Palais Strozzi

With four seminar rooms and one lecture room, the IHS offers the ideal setting for different kinds of scientific workshops, presentations and panel discussions.
Links:
Rooms and Facilities
Contact the IHS Event Team

03 Feb 2017

Brexit and possible consequences for Austria

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On occasion of the conference 'Brexit: What impact on member states?', organized jointly by CEPS and ENEPRI, Klaus Weyerstrass gave a presentation about the possible consequences of Brexit for Austria.
Links:
Conference Presentation (pdf)
Conference Website CEPS / ENEPRI
Klaus Weyerstrass

09 Feb 2017

New IHS Working Paper in the Economics Series available

New Working Paper in the IHS Economics Series by Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Ines Fortin and Jaroslava Hlouskova: Exchange rate forecasting and the performance of currency portfolios.
Links:
Paper in the IHS Repository

Ines Fortin
Jaroslava Hlouskova
IHS Economics Series

24 Jan 2017

Martin Kocher in 'Management Science' on Cheating and Loss Aversion

In an experiment with some 600 participants Martin Kocher tried to find out, if the extent of cheating depends on a proper reference point. The experiment shows, that the level of cheating is by far higher in the loss frame than in the gain frame under no monitoring.
Link:
Cheating and Loss Aversion: Do People Cheat More to Avoid a Loss?

23 Jan 2017

IHS announces four new research projects for Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Starting from January 2017 researchers of the IHS will conduct projects funded by the OeNB tackling the topics 'migration', 'labor market' and 'economic growth', 'automation and income inequality' as well as 'Europescepticsm' in Austria. Helmut Hofer, Wolfgang Nagl, Johannes Pollak and Stefan Vogtenhuber will be the project investigators in charge.
Links:
Europescepticsm in Austria
Microeconomic consequences of automation and income inequality
Labour market integration of migrants in Austria
Unemployment and labour market flows in Austria

18 Jan 2017

Book Presentation 'Gleichstellung messbar machen'

On January 26, Angela Wroblewski will present the book 'Gleichstellung messbar machen - Grundlagen und Anwendungen von Gender- und Gleichstellungsindikatoren' together with the co-editors Udo Kelle and Florian Reith (both Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg) . After the book presentation a panel discussion with high ranking experts will follow. 
Link to the invitation (PDF in German)

12 Jan 2017

Commentary on book publication 'Abschied vom eindimensionalen Verbraucher'

On January 23, 2017, Michael Jonas is invited to make a commentary on the book publication 'Abschied vom eindimensionalen Verbraucher' (edited by Christian Fridrich, Renate Hübner, Karl Kollmann, Michael-Burkhard Piorkowsky and Nina Tröger) at the Chamber of Labour, Vienna.
Links:
Detailed program
Michael Jonas

11 Jan 2017

Thomas König presents new book: The European Research Council

This is the first comprehensive history of the European Research Council (ERC). König describes the formation, implementation and impact of this important funding instrument for academic research across Europe.
Links:
Book (Editor's website)
Thomas König
Newspaper interview

13 Jan 2017

Katrin Auel presenting the scrutiny of EU legislation by national parliaments

Katrin Auel will be giving a lecture about the scrutiny of EU legislation by national parliaments on February 23 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. The Institute will host a two-day workshop about the scrutiny of the implementation of EU policies bringing together multidisciplinary academics, politicians and practitioners to address this special aspect of the legislative cycle.

Links:
Workshop at EUI
Katrin Auel

17 Feb 2017

Parlamentary EU communication - new publications

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Olga Eisele and Resul Umit, both members of the research group 'European Integration', published their research findings about parlamentary EU communication strategies in renowned European academic journals, the Journal of European Integration and the Journal of Legislative Studies, respectivley.
Links:
'Complementing, competing, or co-operating? Exploring newspapers’ portrayals of the European Parliament and national parliaments in EU affairs' (Eisele)
'Strategic communication of EU affairs: an analysis of legislative behaviour on Twitter' (Umit)
Olga Eisele
Resul Umit

09 Feb 2017

Current Job Openings at IHS

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Research Assistant

The Research Group Health Economics and Health Policy is currently looking for a Research Assistant.
For further details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

Senior Social Scientist or Economist

The Research Group Labour Market and Social Policy is currently looking for a Senior Social Scientist or Economist.
For further details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

Research Assistant

The Research Group Labour Market and Social Policy is currently looking for a Research Assistant. 
For further details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

07 Feb 2017

Moralization of the market sphere? – Responsibility ascriptions in the enactment of Fairtrade

On the occasion of the VERA Conference “Reflexive responsibilities – Responsibility for sustainable development”, organized by the Leuphana University Lunenburg and the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Lunenburg, February 08-10, Michael Jonas will give a presentation about the relevance of responsibility ascriptions in the Austrian Fairtrade market.
Links:
Michael Jonas
Conference Program

01 Feb 2017

Call for Application: 2 fully financed PhDs in Political Sciences

As Partner within the Plato PhD Network the IHS invites young ambitious scientists to kick-start their poliitical science careers at our renowned institute within the research group 'European Integration'. The research focus for the PhDs will be the legitimacy of the European Union. Attention: Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2017.
Links:
Plato
Call for Application (IHS) (pdf)
Research Group 'European Integration'

17 Jan 2017

Upcoming Elective: Bayesian econometrics

Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (WU Vienna)
Bayesian econometrics
Jan 20 – Mar 15, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter

17 Jan 2017

New edition out: Praxeological Political Analysis

The articles in this volume (edited by Michael Jonas and Beate Littig, released by Routledge, New York) serve as starting points for rendering contemporary practice theory approaches useful for the analysis of political events and processes, without reducing the political aspect a priori to the formal policy sphere. “Read it and learn from it.” (Bob Jessop, Lancaster University, UK)
Links:
More information
Beate Littig
Michael Jonas

13 Jan 2017

Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2018

The IHS presents the Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2018
Robust economic growth in an uncertain environment.
Press information of December 16, 2016 (pdf - in German only)

16 Dec 2016

Director Martin Kocher in an Interview with the Wiener Zeitung

12 Dec 2016

New IHS Working Papers in the Sociological Series

09 Dec 2016

Economic Talk of WKO and IHS

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)

Presentation of Lars Feld (pdf in German)

Photos of the event

07 Dec 2016

Economic Talk: Productivity and Investments

On December 6, the economic talk about 'Productivity and Investments' organized by the IHS and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce will feature two prominent panelists: Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute and Professor at the University Freiburg and Prof. Dr. Peter Filzmaier, Director of ISA, Professor at the Donau-University Krems and at the University Graz.

Invitation and Registration (pdf in German)

01 Dec 2016

New publication: Organization and Supply of Long-term Care Services for the Elderly

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

Guest Commentary on the Impact of Trump on Europe by Johannes Pollak

In today's 'Die Presse' Johannes Pollak analyzed the impact of Donald Trump's victory on Europe. You can read the guest commentary 'Avanti Dilettanti! Johlend ins Zeitalter des Rabaukentums' here (in German).

23 Nov 2016

Beate Littig at Aspire Conference 'Navigating the Crossroads – Facing today’s challenges'

The Aspire Conference 'Navigating the Crossroads – Facing today’s challenges' is taking place in Vienna from November 18-20, 2016. Beate Littig is talking about 'Rethinking Green Economy'.
Aspire is a student run NGO based in Vienna and provides a platform for young people to get informed and connected around socio-political topics. Furthermore, the NGO provides support to those who want to start their own project. The annual Conference acts as a spring-board for future civil society engagement and also facilitates hands-on training for the development of new projects and ideas.

Please find the detailed program here (pdf).

18 Nov 2016

Upcoming presentations on bio medicine, politics and patient involvment

On November 15, 2016, Erich Griessler is invited to give a presentation about 'STS in Biomedicine (Politics)'as part of a lecture series about 'Theories and Themes of Science and Techonolgy Research organized by the University of Klagenfurt at their Institute for Technology- and Science Research.
 
On November 21, Erich Griessler will be a guest speaker at the Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine at the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He will talk about 'Diskursprojekte und deliberative Verfahren mit Bürgern oder Patienten'.   

15 Nov 2016

Political Science Graduate Conference at IHS

On November 24 and 25, the IHS will host a Political Science graduate conference organized by the Austrian Political Science Association in cooperation with the Austrian Research Association. This conference will offer an interesting platform for young researchers at the beginning of their academic career to present and discuss their research and to expand their professional network. The conference will kick-off with a panel-discussion about 'Career in Political Science' with Petra Grabner (FWF), Michael Blauberger (University Salzburg, Journal of European Public Policy) and Eva Zeglovits (IFES).

Conference Program (pdf in German)

04 Nov 2016

Launch of the PADEMIA Research Note Series

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

New IHS Working Paper: Europe´s political, social, and economic (dis-)integration: Revisiting the Elephant in times of crises

New Working Paper in the IHS Political Science Series by Annegret Eppler (University of Innsbruck), Lisa H. Anders and Thomas Tuntschew (both University of Potsdam): Europe´s political, social, and economic (dis-)integration: Revisiting the Elephant in times of crises (pdf).
Find the paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS.

25 Oct 2016

IHS hosted the 13th Macroeconomics Workshop

On October 21-22, 2016 the 13th Macroeconomics Workshop - organized by Gabriel Lee (IHS and Chair of Real Estate Economics at University of Regensburg), Martin Gervais (Associate Professor, Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow at University of Iowa) and David Andolfatto (Vice President, FRB St Louis and Professor of Economics at SFU) - took place at the IHS. First-notch lecturers met an interested audience.
From left to right the organizing committee together with two sponsors: Christopher Waller (Executive Vice President and Director of Research, FRB St. Louis), Martin Gervais, David Andolfatto, Gabriel Lee and Morris Davis (Professor and Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate)

24 Oct 2016

Discussing the fiscal role model Sweden

Director Martin Kocher was recently invited by Finance Minister Schelling to take part in a panel discussion together with the Swedish Minister of Finance, Magdalena Andersson. The discussion was part of a series of events at the federal ministry called „Finanz im Dialog“. It focused on Sweden's great efforts to regain control over its federal budget, the consistent and clear measures that were put in place and how Austria could possibly learn form this fiscal success story. "Minimize the power of the veto-players!", was Martin Kocher´s main demand.

Link to the video (in German)

18 Oct 2016

Martin Kocher's Comment on Federal Budget

On October 12, Martin Kocher was invited to the Ö1 Mittagsjournal to comment on the recently presented federal budget 2017. In his opinion there are too many compromises and he misses the clear focus.

Link to the interview (in German only)

14 Oct 2016

Fundamental Rights Compliance in European Migration Policy

On October 12, 2016, Vienna hosted its first TARN lecture at the IHS featuring Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). More than 30 guests listened to his interesting talk about the tasks and challenges of the FRA dealing with the ongoing crisis of migration policy. Prof. Flaherty shared his expertise and his very personal experiences about what actions it needs to take refugees from arrival right the way through to integration assuring fundamental rights compliance.

13 Oct 2016

Panel Discussion 'Unions in (Climate-)Change - The Future of Labour and Ecology'

On occasion of the socio-political series 'The Future of Work and Prosperity' (10.2016 - 1.2017), organised by the Wiener Volkshochschulen, Beate Littig will participate in the panel discussion on 'Unions in (Climate-)Change - The Future of Labour and Ecology' together with representatives from academia, the AK Wien and the Trade Union on November 7, 2016 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm).
More information on the series of events on the VHS website (in German only)
Programme information (pdf in German).

12 Oct 2016

TV-discussion "Who's afraid of CETA?"

On October 9, 2016 Martin Kocher was discussant in the show "IM ZENTRUM". Ingrid Thurnher debated with political representatives and experts on the EU trade agreement with Canada.

Martin Kocher said: "Who's afraid of CETA has not really understood where the real economic challenges of the future for Austria are."

11 Oct 2016

IHS hosted the first Partner Day "Unternehmen für Familien“

On October 6, more than 80 guests attended the first Partner Day initiated by the Network „Unternehmen für Familien“ at the IHS.
The agenda included an official opening statement by Federal Minister Dr. Sophie Karmasin, a presentation about behavioral economics in family policy by Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher followed by an interesting panel discussion about “Family Friendliness”. Prof. Kocher, the Federal Minister Karmasin, Dr. Clemens Wallner of the Austrian Federation of Industries, Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Hardegg of Hardegg estate management and Dr. Astrid Kratschmann of sBausparkasse shared their views, experiences and ideas.

Official Review (in German)

07 Oct 2016

New publication: The relationship between outpatient department utilisation and non-hospital ambulatory care in Austria

New articel by Thomas Czypionka, Gerhard Röhrling and Susanne Mayer (Medical University of Vienna) in The European Journal of Public Health.
The relationship between outpatient department utilisation and non-hospital ambulatory care in Austria
Article available online in the European Journal of Public Health 2016 (published online on September 27, 2016)

07 Oct 2016

Inter-university lecture "The ecological crisis from multidisciplinary perspective"

The inter-university lecture "The ecological crisis from multidisciplinary perspective" will take place for the 6th time during the winter term 2016/2017. Beate Littig is part of the organizing team. Besides this she acts as discussant alongside Michael Jonas and Erich Grießler.
The lecture deals with different phenomena of the ecological crisis (climate change, loss of biodiversity, shortage of ressources) and presents analysis and solutions from different scientific disciplines (sociology, economics, social ecology and political science). The goal is to bring together different disciplinary approaches and thus to enhance the understanding of the latter and to broaden the horizon of the individual discipline.
Program information (pdf in German)

03 Oct 2016

Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2017

The IHS presents the Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2017
Only moderate economic recovery

Press information of September 29, 2016 (pdf - in German only)

29 Sep 2016

Public Lecture by Prof. Michael O'Flaherty from the Fundamental Rights Agency

On October 12, 2016 Prof. Michael O'Flaherty will give a public talk on "The ongoing crisis of migration policy and the Fundamental Rights Agency: tasks and challenges ahead” at the IHS.

This will be the first TARN public lecture hosted in Vienna.The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) aims to promote multi- and interdisciplinary research about the agencification of EU executive governance and to encourage a dialogue between academia and practitioners.

Invitation to the lecture
More information on TARN's international lecture series here.

04 Oct 2016

IHS Director Martin Kocher and Wifo-Head Christoph Badelt on OE1

OE1 radio interview with IHS-Director Martin Kocher and Wifo-Head Christoph Badelt on the weekly OE1 economic magazine "Saldo -  das Wirtschaftsmagazin" of September 16, 2016. Radio reporter Barbara Battisti sat down with them and asked them about their expectations, experiences and motives.

Link to the program (in German)

16 Sep 2016

New Publication by IHS Scholar Elad Klein

The article "Electoral Rules and Party Switching: How Legislators Prioritize Their Goals" written by IHS scholar Elad Klein published in the Journal Legislative Studies Quarterly is available online and in print in Volume 43, August 2016.

15 Sep 2016

Final report on the VAT Gap in the EU-28 Member States

Under the framework contract with the European Commission (DG TAXUD) where researchers of the IHS act as Consortium leader, the final report on the VAT Gap in the EU-28 Member States (pdf) has been published.
See Press Release of the European Commission (in German only)
See Fact Sheet on VAT Gap (pdf)

14 Sep 2016

New IHS project funded by OeNB

The OeNB Anniversary Fund has provided funding for the research project “Urban sexual geographies, queer citizenship and the socio-economic status of LGBTIQs in Vienna”.
Karin Schönpflug serves as principal investigator. The project, which started in August 2016, will end in July 2017.

13 Sep 2016

Lorenz Lassnigg lead author at IPSP

IHS researcher Lorenz Lassnigg acts as one of the lead authors at IPSP (International Panel to Social Progress) for Chapter 19 – How Can Education Promote Social Progress?

13 Sep 2016

IAO Alumni Event at OFAI

IAO, the official IHS Alumni Organisation is organizing a special event series called "Unternehmen Forschung" presenting renown research institute founded by IHS alumni and former staff members.

The next event will take place at OFAI - Austrian Research Insitute for Artifical Intelligence on October 5, 2016 with a special presentation about "Big Data Analysis, Deep Learning, Music Processing, Robotics, et al."

Invitation (PDF in German only)
Space is limited. For registration please contact office(at)iiao.net.

08 Sep 2016

Martin Kocher in the media

Die Presse Interview with Martin Kocher of August 31, 2016 on Presse.at “Neuer IHS-Chef Kocher: "In Österreich wird zu schnell geschossen".
Interview with Martin Kocher of September 2, 2016 on Standard.at “Neuer IHS-Chef: Unterschicht wurde lange vernachlässigt”.
Martin Kocher in the ZIB II of September 1, 2016. Watch video on orf.at (in German) starting at 1:50.

08 Sep 2016

Prof. Martin Kocher took office on September 1, 2016

Prof. Martin Kocher has started in his new position as Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies on September 1, 2016.

01 Sep 2016

Erich Griessler at 4s/EASST Conference 2016

Erich Griessler will give a talk about "Non-Mandatory Ethics Bodies at Austrian Universities" at the 4s/EASST Conference 2016 held in Barcelona from August 31 to September 3. This conference focusing on "Science and Technology by Other Means" is organized by the European Association for Science and Technology Studies (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Presentation

01 Sep 2016

Beate Littig at ECOPRO Debate

Beate Littig will be speaker at the ECOPRO Debate at Budapest Degrowth Week on September 1, 2016 at Corvinus University of Budapest.

23 Aug 2016

New IHS Working Paper: Competitive Equilibrium and Trading Networks: A Network Flow Approach

New Working Paper in the IHS Economics Series by IHS guest professor Rakesh V. Vohra et al.: Competitive Equilibrium and Trading Networks: A Network Flow Approach.

Find the paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS

04 Aug 2016

New Publication: Health System Watch IV 2016

The fourth edition of the IHS Health System Watch about "Gender-Differences in the Austrian Health Workforce" published by Monika Riedel and Gerald Röhrling is available for download in the
IHS Repository IRIHS (in German).

16 Dec 2016

Call for Expression of Interest for EC Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme 2017

IHS welcomes Expressions of Interest by postdoctoral researchers of any nationality, to apply jointly with an IHS host supervisor to the EC Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme 2017, within the following research areas:

  • Behavioral and experimental economics
  • Comparative electoral studies, parliamentarism in the EU
  • Demography, pensions and social policy
  • Energy policy and security in the EU
  • Health and long term care policy, health services research
  • Impact of techno-scientific innovations on contemporary and future societies
  • Macroeconomic forecasting, macroeconomic policy, taxation
  • Socio-ecological transformation in the fields of mobility, food or labor

Deadline: April 11, 2017

IHS Call for Expression of Interest (PDF)
More information about MSCA

14 Dec 2016

New IHS Policy Brief: Trump's Economic Effects on Austria

IHS and the German ifo present first numbers and scenarios for Donald Trump´s announced economic initiatives.
Free download of our policy brief here (pdf in German).

12 Dec 2016

New Publication in the Economics Bulletin

New article by Jaroslava Hlouskova and Panagiotis Tsigaris, Thompson Rivers University, 'The role of the marginal rate of substitution of wealth for a loss averse investor' in the Economics Bulletin.
Article online in the IHS Repository IRIHS.

09 Dec 2016

Double Interview: Lars Feld and Martin Kocher in 'Die Presse'

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.

Link to the Article: 'Was Trump verspricht, ist völlig inkonsistent' (in German)

07 Dec 2016

Upcoming Publication: The European Research Council

Read an excerpt of Thomas Koenig's upcoming book on the European Research Council on the website Science Business.

05 Dec 2016

Conference of the RRI Plattform Österreich at the IHS: 'Ethics in Research Practice'

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

Larry Blume (Cornell University): Applied General Equilibrium Theory

Applied General Equilibrium Theory
Larry Blume (Cornell University)
Elective Course at IHS

Nov 28 - Dec 13, 2016

Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at

25 Nov 2016

Anna Durnova at the Czech-Austrian Dialogue Forum

Anna Durnova attends the Czech-Austrian Dialogue Forum, as member of the Czech delegation. The first meeting of the forum is held on November 24, 2016 and is  focused on political radicalism.
More information here.

24 Nov 2016

'Muss Entwicklung schmutzig sein? Wachstum, Armut und Umwelt im 21. Jahrhundert' - Beate Littig among the panelists

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

Health Economics and Health Policy - New Publication

Monika Riedel on 'Companion Diagnostics im internationalen Vergleich: Wer zahlt und wofür?' in: Supplement to the journal Soziale Sicherheit, Health System Watch Issue III 2016
Find the publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS (in German)

16 Nov 2016

Anna Durnová at a Panel discussion on New European Orientalism

On Wednesday, November 16, Anna Durnova will participate in a panel discussion about the new European Orientalism with Michal Buchowski, Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan and Anna Visvizi, Head of Research at the Institute of East Central Europe, Lublin. The event will be hosted by the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

Information and Registration

14 Nov 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.

11 Nov 2016

Business Brunch with Martin Kocher

On November 22, the Hypo Vorarlberg will host a business brunch with Martin Kocher for their key stake holders and clients in Vienna. In his presentation 'Revolution im wirtschaftlichen Denken: Verhaltensökonomie im Unternehmen' Director Kocher will show how companies can increase their evidence-based efficiency, if they incorporate a behavioral economics perspective.

Invitation (pdf in German)

04 Nov 2016

New Publication: 'Auf dem Weg zu einer reflexiven Gleichstellungspolitik: Von Geschlechtergleichstellung zu diversitätsorientierten Gleichstellungspolitiken an Universitäten'

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

New Publication in the Economic Journal

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

Behavioral Economics - a chance for creating effective federal policies

Director Martin Kocher is planning the launch of a task force on behavioral economics at the IHS. The goal is to provide policy makers and politicians with the latest findings in this area of research. Read the article published in „Kurier“ here.

27 Oct 2016

SustainabilityControversy XI - Beate Littig on the panel

The SustainabilityControversy XI "Der stille Gesellschaftsvertrag: Nachhaltige Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit", organized by the Competence Center for Sustainability, will take place at WU Vienna on November 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm.
After Ingolfur Blühdorn's presentation there will be a high-level panel discussion, with Beate Littig among the panelists.
Link to invitation (pdf in German)

24 Oct 2016

New IHS study about the Austrian second chance education

Mario Steiner recently published a study analyzing the Austrian market for second chance education on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education.

Link to the study: 'Der Zweite Bildungsweg: Grundlagen und Bildungspraxis in Österreich' (in German).

20 Oct 2016

Martin Kocher panelist in WU Lecture in Economics

On October 12, Martin Kocher participated in an interesting panel discussion on 'Forschungsinstitutionen zwischen akademischer Exzellenz und politischer Relevanz' together with Klaus Zimmermann (Princeton), Margit Schratzenstaller (WIFO), Peter Brandner (Weis[s]e Wirtschaft) and Reinhard Christl (media consultant / economist).

13 Oct 2016

New research article in Journal of Public European Policy

Katrin Auel published a new research article 'Multi-arena players in the making? Conceptualizing the role of national parliaments since the Lisbon Treaty' together with Christine Neuhold of the University of Maastricht. Article available online in the Journal of Public European Policy (published online on September 22, 2016).

12 Oct 2016

Call for Papers: 3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance

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
Conference website

13 Oct 2016

New IHS Working Paper: An Exploratory Analysis on the Risk to be Offended on the Internet

12 Oct 2016

Panel Discussion 'Dimensions of Responsible Science at Austrian universities'

On occasion of the '26th Higher Education Conference: Responsible Science, a global approach', organized by the OeAD, Erich Griessler will participate in the panel discussion on October 17, 2016 at the Montanuniversität Leoben and will co-chair a workshop to anticipation in Responsible Science.
Find the program here (pdf in German).

10 Oct 2016

New IHS Working Paper: Analysing Plant Closure Effects Using Time-Varying Mixture-of-Experts Markov Chain Clustering

New Working Paper in the IHS Economics Series by IHS Fellow Rudolf Winter-Ebmer et al.: Analysing Plant Closure Effects Using Time-Varying Mixture-of-Experts Markov Chain Clustering.

Find the paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS

06 Oct 2016

Joint economic forecast: German economy on track – economic policy needs to be realigned

The Institute for Advanced Studies as  partner of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is involved in the preparation of a forecast, which is commissioned by the German Federal Government twice a year. Each spring and autumn a report is created. The autumn report 2016 was submitted on 29 September.

Thanks to a stable job market and solid consumption, the German economy is experiencing a moderate upswing. The GDP is expected to increase by 1.9 percent this year, 1.4 percent in 2017, and 1.6 percent in 2018, according to the Gemeinschaftsdiagnose (GD, joint economic forecast) that was prepared by five consortia of Europe’s leading economic research institutes from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on behalf of the German Federal Government.
Press information (pdf) of September 29, 2016

29 Sep 2016

Political Science scholars finished their PhD education at IHS

On September 28, 2016, the last seven scholars of the PhD Program in Political Science 2013-2016 celebrated the completion of their studies at the IHS.
During the graduation ceremony President Franz Fischler as commencement speaker and Johannes Pollak, Katrin Auel and Guido Tiemann, all three supervisors of their PhD thesis congratulated them on their academic success. 

29 Sep 2016

Austrian wine business secures 75.000 jobs

This is one of the findings of an IHS study about the impact of the Austrian wine business on the national economy commissioned by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. Alexander Schnabl of the IHS presented the results of the study today during a press conference at the Institute. Using multi-regional input-output analysis developed by the IHS the study measured and quantified the effects on the Austrian job market, tax income and the national value added.

Press Release (in German)
Summary of the study (in German)

22 Sep 2016

IHS researchers presenting at the Symposium "Konsum neu denken"

Simeon Hassemer and Michael Jonas are giving a presentation about consumer research at the 2nd Symposium of the network "Konsum neu denken" in Graz on September 22 and 23, 2016.

Title of their presentation: "Mehr als ein Flickenteppich? – Verbraucherforschung in Österreich".
More information on the symposium
(pdf - in German)

22 Sep 2016

IHS Policy Brief on Education

The latest IHS Policy Brief by Lorenz Lassnigg is about 'Faktenbasierten Anregungen für eine neue Kultur in der Bildungspolitik und Bildungsreform: Kooperation und Augenmaß' ('Suggestions based on facts for a new culture in educational policy and educational reform: cooperation and a sense of proportion').
Link to Policy Brief on Education (in German only)
Link to Expertise pdf in German
Link to news article “Experte will Schulreform mit Lehrern, aber ohne Gewerkschaft" on derstandard.at of September 20, 2016 (in German only)

16 Sep 2016

Partner Day „Familie und Beruf“ at the IHS

On October 6, 2016 the IHS will host an event of the network "Unternehmen für Familien" with keynotes by Federal Minister of Family and Youth Sophie Karmasin and IHS director Martin Kocher followed by an expert discussion on opportunities and perspectives for companies promoting family friendly labour policies.

Invitation (in German)

Event Registration

14 Sep 2016

Beate Littig presented at ECOPRO Debate

Link to Video on youtube
Link to Video on youtube

Beate Littig gave a presentation at the ECOPRO Debate at Budapest Degrowth Week on September 1, 2016 at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Watch video on youtube (presentation starting at11:50).

13 Sep 2016

Researchers from IHS at the ECPR General Conference in Prague

08 Sep 2016

New Publication: Gleichstellungspolitik öffentlicher Arbeitgeber

New Publication in German available now: Gleichstellungspolitik öffentlicher Arbeitgeber. Betriebliche Gleichstellung in den Bundesverwaltungen Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz.

Authors: Gesine Fuchs (Hochschule Luzern), Silke Bothfeld (Hochschule Bremen), Andrea Leitner (IHS), Sophie Rouault (Hochschule Bremen).

More information here (PDF in German) and at www.budrich.com.
Project funded by the SNF and the FWF.

01 Sep 2016

Beate Littig featured in GAIA

GAIA, an international academic journal presented Beate Littig and the IHS as one of the strong players in transformation research. Access the article by Dr. Fred Luks, Head of the Competence Center for Sustainability at the WU here.

23 Aug 2016

Clement calls on a change in European politics

On June 28, 2016, Wolfgang Clement, former Federal Minister of Economics and Labour from German gave an interesting keynote  on 'Employment Miracle Germany : a Model for Austria?' at the Economic Policy Talks organized by the IHS in cooperation with WKO.  
Review of the event - press release
Picture Gallery

Videos:
Christoph Leitl
Wolfgang Clement
Bernhard Felderer

22 Aug 2016

Medium-term Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2020

The IHS presents the medium-term economic forecast for Austria 2016 - 2020.

Press information of July 21, 2016 (pdf - in German)

21 Jul 2016

PAWCER – new research project at the IHS

The IHS research groups 'Labour Market and Social Policy' and 'European Integration' have been granted a joint grant by the FWF Wissenschaftsfonds to conduct comparative research on public attitudes to welfare, climate change and energy in the EU and Russia (PAWCER).
More information

12 Jul 2016

New IHS Working Papers in the Political Science Series

No. 141
Powersharing and Democratic Survival.
By Benjamin A.T. Graham, Michael K. Miller and IHS guest professor Kaare W. Strøm, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.
Find the working paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS.

No. 142
The Electoral Authoritarian’s Subtle Toolkit: Evidence from Singapore.
By Netina Tan and IHS guest professor Bernard Grofman, Professor of Political Science and Jack W. Peltason Chair of Democracy Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Find the working paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS.

12 Jul 2016

Standard.at Interview with Mario Steiner

Interview with Mario Steiner on ‘Mandatory training for young people’ of July 8, 2016 on Standard.at: “Immigrants caught in vicious circle”.
(Read full interview on Standard.at in German)

08 Jul 2016

3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10-14, Vienna, Austria

July 11, 2016: 12:30-14:00, Audimax, University of Vienna
Beate Littig is discussant at the ISA-Forum Plenary session 'Facing the Multiple Crises in Europe and Beyond'

July 13, 2016: 09:00-10:30, Seminar 33 (Juridicum), TG07 Senses and Society (host committee)
Together with Andrea Glauser (University of Luzern, Switzerland) Michael Jonas is also session organizer and chair of the session 'Senses, Society, and Struggles for a Better World'

July 13, 2016: 10:45-12:15,  University of Vienna, Hörsaal 50 (Main Building), RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)
Michael Jonas and Beate Littig are session organizers and chairs of the session 'How Does Society Change? Theories and Research in the Field of Social Change, Transformation and Transition'

06 Jul 2016

Presentation on 'Regulating artificial reproduction in Austria'

Erich Griessler and  Mariella Hager on 'Regulating artificial reproduction in Austria' at the Sixth Biennial Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Tilburg University, July 6 to 8, 2016.

Program Regulatory Governance Conference 2016

05 Jul 2016

Brexit would have substantial impact on EU

Johannes Pollak on UK going to polls today in EU referendum.

More information on Ö1 (in German)

23 Jun 2016

Lecture by Erich Griessler

Erich Griessler on 'Responsible Research and Innovation' at the Scientific Colloquium on the occasion of retirement of Prof. Dr. Joachim Schiemann. Agricultural biotechnology – risk/safety assessment, impact assessment and importance for a bio-based economy. Palais Salfeldt, Quedlinburg, Germany, 22.-23.06.2016.

22 Jun 2016

Economic Policy Talks

In Cooperation with WKO on June 28, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at WKO Sky Lounge, Wiedner Hauptstraße 4, 1040 Vienna.

Keynote Speaker Wolfgang Clement on 'Employment Miracle Germany : a Model for Austria?'

Please register by June 22, 2016 by email Anna.Staudinger(at)ihs.ac.at

Invitation (pdf in German only)

15 Jun 2016

Panel Discussion 'Erfolgsfaktor Nachhaltigkeit - wirtschaften Frauen anders?'

In cooperation with the Bezirksvorstehung Josefstadt a panel discussion took place on June 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm at IHS.

Beate Littig on 'Erfolgsfaktor Nachhaltigkeit - wirtschaften Frauen anders?'.
Find the lecture manuscript here (in German).

17 Jun 2016

Helmut Hofer on labor market and asylum seekers

In the ZIB24 report 'Coalition: Grace period is over' from June 7, 2016 Helmut Hofer gives a short interview on the subject of labor market and asylum seekers.

Watch video on orf.at (in German)

08 Jun 2016

International Workshop 'Transformation of the sphere of work: From the colonization of work to sustainable work?'

The Workshop will take place on July 12, 2016 at IHS Vienna.
Please register by July 8, 2016 by email littig(at)ihs.ac.at.
Organized by: Alberto L. Bialakowsky (IIGG/UBA Buenos Aires), Ana Cárdenas (Universität Kassel/ISF München), Georg Jochum (TU München) and Beate Littig (IHS Wien).
More information: Invitation in German, Invitation in Spanish

Program in German (pdf), in Spanish (pdf)

08 Jun 2016

Presentation on Prenatal Diagnosis

Erich Griessler and  Mariella Hager gave a presentation on '(Wie) Wird die Pränataldiagnostik gesteuert? Die Bedeutung von gesetzlichen Regelungen und Kostenregelungen und der Praxis der Aufklärung und Beratung' at the conference 'Aktuelle Entwicklungen der Pränataldiagnostik und Inklusion: Zusammenhänge und Widersprüche' in Berlin on June 7 and 8, 2016.

Presentation (pdf - in German)

More information (in German)

07 Jun 2016

'Working Poor' in Austria

IHS Expert Marcel Fink on 'Working Poor' in Austria: it’s not education alone.

More information: link to media report on ORF (in German)

01 Jun 2016

Katrin Auel at Jean-Monnet-Lecture 2016

Katrin Auel will hold a guest lecture at the Innsbruck Center for European Research on June 7th at 6:00 pm: 'Bad Press. National Parliaments, EU Affairs, and the Media'.

This lecture will be part of the Jean-Monnet-Lecture Series 2016 focusing on European Integration and Disintegration.
For more information: www.icer.at

02 Jun 2016

IHS Annual Report 2015

IHS announces that the Institute's Annual Report for 2015 is now available online.

03 Jun 2016

Research group Health Economics and Health Policy: Presentations at EUHEA Conference in Hamburg

During the EUHEA Conference from July 13 -16 in Hamburg, members of the research group Health Economics and Health Policypresented their research:

Thomas Czypionka chaired a session on hospital efficiency and gave a presentation on "The need for improving efficiency: Austrian hospitals under pressure". Monika Riedel chaired a session on mental and long term care and gave a presentation on "Access to psychotherapy in the community setting: Comparison of eight Austrian Bundesländer". Markus Kraus participated in their poster session with two projects.

Find their posters here:
Action Plans for Hepatitis
Long term care services for elderly
LTC services

21 Jul 2016

ESS Round 8 coordinated by IHS

The second time in a row, the IHS represented by Johannes Pollak and Peter Grand was appointed as national coordinator for Round 8 of the European Social Survey. The fieldwork for round 8 will start in the summer and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Further information: 

Project website ESS Austria

European Social Survey website

21 Jul 2016

New Publication: The 2016 Austrian Presidential Election: A Tale of Three Divides

New article by IHS scholars Mario Gavenda and Resul Umit in the Journal Regional & Federal Studies:

The 2016 Austrian Presidential Election: A Tale of Three Divides

Article available online in the Journal Regional & Federal Studies (published online on July 18, 2016), print will follow in Volume 26, 2016.

19 Jul 2016

3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10-14, Vienna, Austria

On July 11, 2016 Beate Littig was discussant at the ISA-Forum Plenary session 'Facing the Multiple Crises in Europe and Beyond'.
Find her statement here (pdf).

14 Jul 2016

IHS consortium partner in H2020 PhD network

The Institute for Advanced Studies represented by Johannes Pollak will be one out of twenty consortium partners in a prestigious grant from Horizon 2020 to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy

More information

07 Jul 2016

Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2017

The IHS presents the Economic Forecast for Austria 2016 - 2017

Press information of June 22, 2016 (pdf - in German only)

23 Jun 2016

Research Group Health Economics and Health Policy - New Publication

Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Miriam Reiss, Gerald Röhling, René Karadakic on
'Multiple chronische Erkrankungen als Herausforderung der Zukunft – was kann integrierte Versorgung leisten?' in: Supplement to the journal Soziale Sicherheit, Health System Watch Issue II 2016

Find the publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS (in German)

22 Jun 2016

Kick off event 'Unternehmen Forschung'

On May 24th, 2016, the IAO, the official IHS Alumni Organisation kicked off their special event series called "Unternehmen Forschung" with the first presentation at ECONOMICA - Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung. 15 IHS alumni of different disciplines and generations had the unique chance to listen to interesting project insights presented by Oliver Grabherr and his team. Mr. Grabherr is an IHS alumnus himself and currently senior researcher at Economica as well as member of the board of the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation (Avco).

The next event will take place at the OFAI – Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence on October 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Robert Trappl, Head of OFAI and one of the first IHS scholars in 1963, will be the host of this evening.

New Publication: Gleichstellung messbar machen

Gleichstellung messbar machen - Grundlagen und Anwendungen von Gender- und Gleichstellungs-indikatoren

Editors: Angela Wroblewski (IHS), Udo Kelle (Helmut-Schmidt Universität), Florian Reith (Helmut-Schmidt Universität)

Available from July 1, 2016

More information (pdf - in German) and at www.springer.com (in German)

20 Jun 2016

NBB Symposium with Lorenz Lassnigg and Mario Steiner

Symposium on the national report on education in Austria 2015

Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna

Invitation (pdf - in German)

More information & registration: www.bifie.at/nbb (in German)

16 Jun 2016

New IHS Working Paper: The Consumption-Investment Decision of a Prospect Theory Household

New Working Paper in the IHS Economics Series by IHS researchers Ines Fortin and Jaroslava Hlouskova et al.: The Consumption-Investment Decision of a Prospect Theory Household.

Find the paper in the IHS Repository IRIHS

13 Jun 2016

Research Workshop by Beate Littig at FU Berlin

Beate Littig will hold a Research Workshop on Expert Interviews at the 12th 'Berliner Methodentreffen' at Freie Universität Berlin on July 22, 2016.

More information: Website Berliner Methodentreffen

Online Program

08 Jun 2016

Katrin Auel - Keynote Speaker at Centre for Parliamentary History, Radboud University Nijmegen

Katrin Auel will deliver a Keynote speech on 'National parliaments in the EU and the logic of appropriateness' at the New Political History and European Integration: 5th international workshop
taking place on July 1st, 2016 at the Centre for Parliamentary History, Radboud University Nijmegen,  Netherlands.

07 Jun 2016

Panel Discussion 'Perspektiven für ein soziales Europa'

On occasion of the event 'Gelingt der Kurswechsel in Richtung eines sozialen Europas', organized by the Arbeiterkammer Wien, Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund and Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlamentes in Österreich, Marcel Fink will participate in the panel discussion on 'Perspektiven für ein soziales Europa' on June 24, 2016 at AK Bildungszentrum Wien.

More information on the AK website (in German only)

07 Jun 2016

Presentation on 'Responsible Research and Innovation'

Erich Griessler held a presentation on 'Responsible Research and Innovation' at the conference of NKS-L in Cologne on June 1, 2016.

Presentation (pdf)

01 Jun 2016