News

Katrin Auel at the COSAC Plenary Meeting in Tallinn

Katrin Auel will hold a keynote speech at the LVIII COSAC Plenary Meeting in the session ‘Bringing European Union closer to its citizens – what are the best practices of the national parliaments?’. The meeting will take place in Tallinn, 26–28 November, 2017.
The Plenary Meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) brings together the delegations of the European Union Affairs Committees of the national parliaments of the Member States. The COSAC Plenary Meeting is held bi-annually, once during each presidency period.
Links:
COSAC
Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

24 Nov 2017

Erich Griessler on Necessary Strategies for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Erich Griessler facilitates a plenary discussion of senior representatives of German research organizations on ‘The Future of Transfer: Which strategies are necessary?’ at the 7th ‘Transferwerkstatt. Wissens- und Technologietransfer der außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen‘ organized by DLR Projektträger on November 17, 2017 in Bonn.
Links:
Website Transferwerkstatt

21 Nov 2017

Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

Kick-off Workshop Repair and DIY

The Kick-Off Workshop of the Project 'Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism' (R&DIY-U) took place at the IHS on November 9, 2017. The project, which is funded by the bmvit ('Stadt der Zukunft', 4th call) and which is coordinated by Michael Jonas, aims to analyze the transformative potential of Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism with regard to a fundamental change of the existing non-sustainable handling of commodities in selected urban districts, their infrastructures and dominant business and private household practices. With a transdisciplinary R&D consortium that comprises a fundamental and applied research team (IHS), an intermediary organization ('die umweltberatung') as well as commercial and non-profit R&DIY-U practitioners (HausGeräteProfi, Sit-In, LORENZI, Recycling Kosmos, Wiener Hilfswerk), the proposed research project incorporates multiple perspectives and R&DIY-U practices.
Links:
Michael Jonas

17 Nov 2017

Thomas Czypionka at MTD Austria Forum

Thomas Czypionka will be the keynote speaker at the MTD Austria (Medical Technicians Austria) and he will chair a workshop. Forum ‘MTD 4.0 – Profiles of the Future' held on November 17, 2017 at Albert-Schweizer-Haus. In his keynote, he discusses the challenges health care is facing as well as implications for health professionals.
Links:
Program (pdf in German)

16 Nov 2017

Cooperation agreement IHS and National Analytical Center, Nazarbayev Univ, Kasakhstan

On November 3, 2017, IHS Director Martin Kocher and Yerbol Orynbayev, Chairman of the National Analytical Center (NAC) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, signed a cooperation agreement. Until the end of 2018, IHS will support the NAC in building macroeconomic modeling expertise and in creating macroeconomic models.

13 Nov 2017

An Integrated Border Management System – An Answer to the Migration Crisis?

B.Koerner - Tarn Lecture at IHS

On November 06, 2017, the IHS hosted the second TARN lecture featuring Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director of Frontex. More than 30 guests listened to his interesting talk: 'Integrated Border Management – an answer to the migration crisis?'.
Berndt Körner shared his expertise and his very personal experiences about all aspects of border management. The talk was followed by lots of interesting questions and a lively discussion between the participants and Berndt Körner.
Links:
TARN Lecture

09 Nov 2017

On the current state of development of consumer research in Austria

A recent survey commissioned by the Arbeiterkammer Wien (AK), conducted by Michael Jonas, Simeon Hassemer (both IHS), Sebastian Nessel and Sandra Pfister (both University of Graz), analyzed the state of development of the consumer research in Austria. On Tuesday, October 31, the results were presented by the authors.
Links:
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

07 Nov 2017

Beate Littig at Symposium on Social Sustainability

On occasion of the Symposium on Social Sustainability, which took place on November 2, 2017 at Postdam, Beate Littig gave a lecture on 'Social indicators in energy research'.
Videos now released on the conference website.
Links:
Symposium website

07 Nov 2017

Quo Vadis Academia? Higher Education Research Contributions to an Evidence-Based Development of Higher Education

The first Austrian Network for Higher Education Research Conference will take place on December 4 - 5, 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. The conference will address contemporary issues and future challenges of higher education development and research. Thus, it will provide an overview of the research activities in the field of higher education in Austria.
Links:
Conference Website (in German)

06 Nov 2017

Two new IHS Working Papers in the Economics Series available

Two new Working Papers in the IHS Economics Series available, one by Martin Wagner et al.: The Asymptotic Validity of "Standard" Fully Modified OLS Estimation and Inference in Cointegrating Polynomial Regressions., the other by Klaus Ritzberger and Carlos Alós-Ferrer: Multi-Lateral Strategic Bargaining Without Stationarity.
Links:
Working Paper Martin Wagner in the IHS Repository
Working Paper Klaus Ritzberger in the IHS Repository
IHS Economics Series

23 Oct 2017

IHS Researchers on the Results of Austria's Parliamentary Elections

IHS Political Scientists, Katrin Auel and Guido Tiemann, comment on the results of the Austrian election in the European Media.
Links:
TRT World Television on Sunday and on Monday
Sky News, France 24,
Ouest France
La Libre Belgique

17 Oct 2017

TARN Public Lecture

An Integrated Border Management System – An Answer to the Migration Crisis?

with Berndt Körner, Frontex
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies, Lecture Room, Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Vienna
RSVP: stemberger(at)ihs.ac.at
Program: Lecture including discussion followed by light refreshments
Links:
Invitation (pdf)
TARN website

17 Oct 2017

Invitation to the Workshop on Labor Market Economics 2017

On 10 November, IHS will host the annual workshop on labor market economics. This is an opportunity for social scientists to discuss pressing topics such as the development of wages, maternity protection rules, and unemployment. Registration required (until 27 October) via event(at)ihs.ac.at.
Links:
Workshop description (in German)

16 Oct 2017

Two new IHS Working Papers in the Economics Series available

Two new Working Papers in the IHS Economics Series available, one by Zsófia L. Bárány and Christian Siegel: Disentangling Occupation- and Sector-specific Technological Change., the other by Pontus Rendahl: Linear Time Iteration.
Links:
Working Paper Zsófia L. Bárány in the IHS Repository
Working Paper Pontus Rendahl in the IHS Repository
IHS Economics Series

05 Oct 2017

Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2017 – 2018

Strong growth in Austria supported by a global upturn

The global economy is experiencing an upturn that covers almost all regions. Gross domestic product in Austria is projected to increase by 2.6% in 2017 and by 2.1% in 2018. Gross fixed capital formation and exports should increase strongly and private consumption remains robust.
Links:
Press information of September 29, 2017 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Broadcast-ready, cleared for release video statements by IHS Director Martin Kocher (in German only)
Economic Forecast

29 Sep 2017

Joint Economic Forecast Autumn 2017: Upturn Remains Robust - Amid Mounting Tensions

The German economic upturn has gained both in terms of strength and breadth. In addition to consumer spending, external trade and investments are now also contributing to the economic expansion. These are the conclusions drawn by the economic research institutes in their autumn report for the German federal government. Whereas the very high economic momentum in the first half of the current year will slow slightly, the expansion of economic output this year and next will exceed production capacity growth. As a result, overall capacity utilization will increase, with economic output exceeding potential output. Gross Domestic Product is likely to grow by 1.9 percent this year and by 2 percent in 2018 (calendar-adjusted: 2.2 and 2.1 percent, respectively).
Links:
Press information of September 28, 2017

28 Sep 2017

Presentation of the 2nd Vienna Gender Equality Monitoring Report

Cover Gender Equality Report

On September 21, 2017, Executive City Councillor for Women’s Issues Sandra Frauenberger, Local Councillor Barbara Huemer and Andrea Leitner (IHS) presented the 2nd Vienna Gender Equality Monitoring Report. This report, which is based on the 1st Vienna Gender Equality Monitoring Report 2013, provides an initial assessment of the progress of gender equality in Vienna through comparison over a period of three years.
Links:
Andrea Leitner
Website www.gleichstellungsmonitor.at

22 Sep 2017

New Publication: Representation.

Cover Representation

Johannes Pollak together with Christopher Lord edited the reader, released by Routledge, in the series 'The Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory'. After an introduction setting out the main possibilities and problems of representation, this reader organises core attempts to understand representation.
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository
Johannes Pollak

13 Sep 2017

Presentation of results of the project MoRRI

On Sept 18-19, 2017 Erich Griessler presents results of the project 'Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation' (MoRRI) at the SATORI Final conference 'Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation: Looking to the Future' at the MCE Conference & Business Centre in Brussels, Belgium.
Links:
Project website MoRRI
SATORI website
SATORI Final conference
Erich Griessler

11 Sep 2017

IHS-Study: Economic Effects of relocation of EMA and EBA on Austria

A recent survey, published by the research group 'Companies, Industries and Regions' at the IHS shows that the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA)  to Vienna is expected to increase the Austrian GDP by one billion euro over a five-year period. The relocation of the European Banking Authority (EBA) is estimated to generate 200 million euro. Furthermore, the relocation could secure 2600 jobs in the long run.
Links:
RG Companies, Industries and Regions
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

02 Aug 2017

Medium-term Economic Forecast for Austria 2017 – 2021

Austrian Economy on growth path

Following a period of sluggish growth, in 2016 the Austrian Economy returned to a solid growth path. For the years 2017 to 2021 an average growth rate of 1.7 % p.a. is expected, after 0.8 % p.a. in the previous five years. Growth is then in line with the euro area average. Domestic demand is expected to accelerate. Supported by the expansion of world trade, also export demand will gain momentum. Inflation is projected to increase at an annual average rate of 2 %. In line with the pick-up of the economy the labour market situation should improve. Employment creation is expected to stay high and unemployment will fall moderately. However, with 8 per cent in 2021 the unemployment rate will still be very high. The fiscal deficit will fall considerably, however, mainly due to strong growth and low interest rates. Therefore, further reforms in the public sector are necessary to strengthen the growth potential of the Austrian economy.
Links:
Press information of July 19, 2017 (pdf - in German only)
Economic Forecast

19 Jul 2017

Additional report Student Social Survey: Study progress and Satisfaction

51% of university bachelor beginners (begin cohort winter term 2008/09) have graduated within seven years. 19% are still in education and 30% have dropped out of all university studies. At universities of applied sciences ('Fachhochschulen') and at university colleges of teacher education ('Pädagogische Hochschulen') there is a higher success rate (75%), though there are big differences between sociodemographic groups and between fields of studies. Comprehensive analysis of study progress, as well as analysis of reasons for time loss and satisfaction can be found in the report.
Links:
Report in the IHS Repository (full length, in German only)
Project website

18 Jul 2017

Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2017 – 2018

Strong growth in Austria

Supported by the buoyant expansion of the world economy, economic growth in Austria is accelerating strongly. Gross domestic product in Austria is projected to increase by 2.2 % in 2017 and by 1.7 % in 2018. Exports should grow markedly and domestic demand remains robust. The inflation rate should reach 2 % in each of the two years and registered unemployment is expected to decline for the first time in six years.
Links:
Press information of June 29, 2017 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Economic Forecast

29 Jun 2017

New Publication: Good Green Jobs for whom?

Bookcover Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment

Beate Littig wrote a book contribution about 'Good Green Jobs for whom? A feminist critique of the green economy' published in the ‘Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment’. This compendium gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflections and empirical research from leading researchers and practitioners working in this transdisciplinary and transnational academic field.
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository
Beate Littig
Handbook on Editor's website

26 Jun 2017

New research report: STEM at public universities, universities of applied sciences and the labour market. A baseline study

There is an ongoing discussion regarding a shortage of graduates in the so-called STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This baseline study of the Higher Education Research Group (HER) commissioned by the BMWFW provides an information base against which to assess the supply of graduates in STEM-related subjects and their labour market status.
Links:
Further Information (in German)

20 Jun 2017

Job Market Health Care: Welcome job creator or inappropriate catch baisin?

Logo Athea

The concurrence of persistent unemployment, especially of elderly people and the manpower shortage in the are of nursing and health care leads to the idea of filling this gap with employees coming from outside the health care sector. On June 7, the following experts will discuss backgrounds to this idea and practical applicability:

  • Mag. Alexander Miklautz, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Mag. Kurt Schalek, Caritas Austria
  • MMag.a Heidemarie Staflinger, Chamber of Labour Upper Austria
  • Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel, Interest group for care-giving family members (IG pflegender Angehöriger)

Links:
Invitation and Registration

11 May 2017

New Publication: The EU's South-Eastern Corridor: Lifeline or Pipedream?

Book cover: Turkey as an Energy Hub

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.
Links:
Publication in IHS Repository IRIHS
Johannes Pollak

26 May 2017

Horizon 2020 project to develop reflexive gender equality policies in science and research

'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.
Links:
Project description
Angela Wroblewski

19 May 2017

Press Conference: Primary Care in Austria based on international models

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.
Links:
Press release (pdf in German)

18 May 2017

Thomas Czypionka at Congress on Integrated Health Care

Thomas Czypionka is one of the keynote speakers at the Congress on Integrated Health Care in Linz on May 16, 2017. In this one-day conference experts discuss the future of integrated care, care management and primary care. 
Links:
Conference website (in German)
Thomas Czypionka

16 May 2017

Paper Presentation at the 3rd European Technology Assessment Conference

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.
Links:
Erich Griessler
3rd European Technology Assessment Conference
Project website MoRRI

16 May 2017

Behavioural experiments: New evidence for health policies?

Logo Athea

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.

Panelists:

  • 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

Links:
Invitation and Registration

11 May 2017

Erich Griessler at the STS Conference Graz

On May 8, 2017 Erich Griessler presented two papers at the 16th Annual STS Conference Graz 2017 – ‘Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies’: ‘NewHoRRIzon: taking RRI from vision to pragmatism’ together with Ulrich Schoisswohl (FFG) and Maria Schrammel (ZSI) and ‘What’s the impact of responsible research and innovation?’ together with Alexander Lang and Milena Wuketich.
Links:
Conference website
Erich Griessler

08 May 2017

New Publication about the use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments

Icon Bookshelf

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.
Links:
'With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments'
Resul Umit

28 Apr 2017

IHS Annual Report 2016

Cover - Jahresbericht 2016

IHS announces that the Institute's Annual Report for 2016 is available online.
Links:
IHS Annual Report 2016 (pdf in German)

28 Apr 2017

Anna Durnová - Visiting Fellow at Yale University, Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS)

On April 24, 2017 Anna Durnová will address students at the Yale Policy Lab sharing her insights from her time as a political commentator during the 2016 Austrian Presidential election. Furthermore, she will give a presentation about 'Cultures of Truth: Emotions in a Post-factual World' at the CCS Spring Conference ‘Frontiers of Cultural Sociology’ taking place on April 28-29, 2017.
Links:
Yale Policy Lab
CCS Spring Conference (program)
Anna Durnová

21 Apr 2017

Digitization may cost 9% of jobs in Austria

A recent IHS survey presented by Martin Kocher and Gerlinde Titelbach shows that the effects of digitization on the Austrian labour market are less tragic than assumed. In the medium term, around 9% of the jobs are at risk due to digitization. However, digitization may also create new jobs.
Links:
Press information (pdf in German)
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

12 Apr 2017

Horizon 2020 Project to integrate Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in European research funding

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.
Links:
Press release June 13, 2017 (in German)
Project details
RG Techno Science and Societal Transformation
Erich Griessler

14 Jun 2017

Hermann Kuschej at the Symposium Gambling Addiction and Comorbidity

Hermann Kuschej will speak about 'Social Costs of Gambling' at the Symposium 'Spielsucht und Komorbidität - wirtschaftliche und therapeutische Aspekte' organised by the counseling service for gambling addicts of the City of Klagenfurt on April 7, 2017.
Links:
Hermann Kuschej

06 Apr 2017

Upcoming Elective: Topics in Time Series

Martin Wagner (TU Dortmund)
Topics in Time Series
April 10 - May 29, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Martin Wagner

04 Apr 2017

Katrin Auel in 'Ö1 Morgenjournal' on Brexit

Katrin Auel discusses the economic impact of Brexit in 'Ö1 Morgenjournal'. What are passporting rights - and why would losing them hurt the City of London? Banks could be moving to the continent but also to New York. How will the negotiations for the UK's divorce from the EU proceed, who will be hit worse economically, and why are security questions so important? One thing is clear for Katrin Auel, the negotiations will last much longer than two years. 
Links:
Ö1 Morgenjournal
Katrin Auel

30 Mar 2017

New Publication in ‘Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online’

Erich Griessler and Mariella Hager published the paper ‘Changing direction: the struggle of regulating assisted reproductive technology in Austria’. It deals with the reform of the restrictive Austrian Reproductive Medicine Law from 1992 after years of political standstill. By applying the concept of political culture, the paper explains why a liberalization of the Reproductive Medicine Law was blocked for decades, and how the sudden policy change came about.
Links:
Publication in IRIHS
Paper on editor’s website
Erich Griessler

30 Mar 2017

Economic Forecast for Austria 2017-2018

The IHS presents the Economics Forecast for Austria 2017-2018
Upswing in Austria
Links:
Press information of March 24, 2017 (pdf in German)
Economic Forecast

24 Mar 2017

Upcoming Elective: Monetary Economics

Pontus Rendahl (University of Cambridge)
Monetary Economics
March 27 - April 7, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Pontus Rendahl

24 Mar 2017

New Publication on Urban Education in Austria

Picture Book Chapter

The recently published ‘Second International Handbook of Urban Education’ by Springer showcases contemporary thinking and practice in urban education across the world. Lorenz Lassnigg wrote a book contribution about ‘Urban Education in Austria: ‘Repression’ of the Topic and a ‘Reversed’ Political Agenda’’ describing the national urban/rural structures and the distribution of educational institutions in the country. The analysis provides important quantitative information concerning current reform proposals.
Links:
Publication in IHRIS
Lorenz Lassnigg
RG in_Equality and Education
Book chapter on editor’s website

22 Mar 2017

IHS-Survey points out drastic consequences for adolescents with low education levels

The survey, conducted by IHS researcher Hermann Kuschej for the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labour, once again shows that adolescents who drop out of education after finishing the 8th grade or even earlier tend to have poor labour market prospects, facing high unemployment rates, low incomes, and precarious employment relationships.
Links:
Study (available in German)
Hermann Kuschej

17 Mar 2017

Two new IHS Working Papers in the Economics Series available

Two new Working Papers in the IHS Economics Series available, one by Michael Reiter, Tommy Sveen and Lutz Weinke: Agency Costs and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, the other by Egbert Dierker: The role of initial shares in multi-period production economies with incomplete markets.
Links:
Working Paper Reiter in the IHS Repository
Michael Reiter
Working Paper Dierker in the IHS Repository
Egbert Dierker
IHS Economics Series

14 Mar 2017

IHS developed RRI curriculum to run in Lauder Business School

Funded by the H2020 programme IHS researchers developed a modular curriculum as part of the European project HEIRRI - Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation - which aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) in university education. The RRI course at LBS will be taught by Robert Braun.
Links:
European project HEIRRI
Research Group TSST
Robert Braun

10 Mar 2017

The future of the Austrian social health insurance system

The new study of the research group Health Economics and Health Politics demonstrates development potentials for the very complex Austrian system of social health insurance.
Links:
Study
(available in German)
RG Health Economics and Health Politics

09 Mar 2017

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

05 Apr 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

Icon conference Brexit

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

New Publication about Effects of Remittances on Public Finance

Benjamin Bittschi from the Research Group Macroeconomics and Public Finance and his co-authors Zareh Asatryan and Philipp Dörrenberg from the ZEW Mannheim explored the effects of remittances of migrants on the public finances of their countries of origin. The article ‘Remittances and public finances: Evidence from oil-price shocks’ was published in the November issue of the Journal of Public Economics.
Links:
Article in the IHS Repository
Article on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect

24 Nov 2017

Thomas Czypionka at ‘Back at Work’ Panel Discussion

On Monday, December 11, Thomas Czypionka will be a panelist at a panel discussion ‘Back at Work’ on future perspectives on work and illness. The panel will be hosted by Alois Mock Institute. The event will take place at Haus der Österreichischen Lotterien.
Links:
Eventwebsite
Registration: veranstaltung(at)alois-mock-institut.at

21 Nov 2017

Erich Griessler on the Benefits of RRI for Industry

Erich Griessler presents the paper ‘What are the benefits of RRI for industry and other actors?’ at the PRISMA Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Setting the Agenda of RRI in industry focusing on nano- and synthetic biology technologies’, November 20-21, 2017, in Berlin.
Links:
Event by Prisma

21 Nov 2017

Annual Gathering of STS Austria & Lecture and Workshop on RRI and STS

The annual gathering of STS Austria includes a key note by Vincent Blok (Wageningen University) on 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: the Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in Industry'. Afterwards, prominent scholars, including Erich Griessler, will discuss 'RRI as an engaged practice'. December 14, 2017 at IHS, lecture from 2:30pm onwards.
Links:
STS Austria
Vincent Blok (Wageningen University)
RSVP: events(at)ihs.ac.at

17 Nov 2017

Markus Pock on the Cost of Smoking

IHS Health Economics and Health Policy researcher Markus Pock was interviewed by the news magazine NEWS about a new study on the national cost of smoking in Germany conducted by the University of Hamburg. The IHS study on the national cost of smoking in Austria was published in 2008.
Link:
Article (in German)
Research Report in the IHS Repository (in German)

16 Nov 2017

New Publication: Health System Watch III 2017

The research group 'Health Economics and Health Policy' recently published the third annual issue of Health System Watch: Issue III 2017, ‘Medical Care in Nursing Homes’, authored by Monika Riedel, is available for download in IHS Repository (in German).
Links:
Health System Watch: Issue III 2017 (in German)

14 Nov 2017

Re-Thinking the End-of-life Controversy

Anna Durnova was invited to be a mentor at the Methodology Workshop at the ISA Northeast annual conference on November 4, 2017. Her talk was about fieldwork strategies and emotions in interview situations and was mainly based on her book ‘Politics of intimacy: Re-Thinking the End-of-life Controversy’ which will be released at The University of Michigan Press in the Series ‘Configurations’ in 2018.
Links:
Workshop Website
Series Configurations

08 Nov 2017

Places to die between desire and reality

In an article published online on October 31 in the weekly journal ‘Die Furche’ Katharina Heimerl (University of Klagenfurt) and Alexander Lang (IHS) report on their research project and present interim results. They raise the question ‘What does ‘good dying’ mean to seriously ill people, elderly people or relatives of the deceased?’’.
Link:
Article in the IHS Repository

06 Nov 2017

3rd ATHEA Conference

Health Service Research in Patients with Complex Needs

On November 24, 2017, IHS will host the third ATHEA conference on ‘Health services research in patients with complex needs’. The keynotes will be delivered by Dr. Ellen Nolte, MPH PhD, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Dr. Chris Bojke, MSc, chair in health economics, University of Leeds.
Link:
www.athea.at

17 Oct 2017

IHS hosted the 14th Macroeconomics Workshop

From October 12-14, 2017 the international attendees discussed current topics in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy at the IHS.
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) the Macroeconomics Workshop took place for the 14th time in a row.
From left to right the organizing committee together with two sponsors: Morris Davis (Professor and Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate), Martin Gervais, Gabriel Lee, Christopher Waller (Executive Vice President and Director of Research, FRB St. Louis) and David Andolfatto.

16 Oct 2017

Call for Papers: 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2018

The 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2018, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies and organized by Robert Kunst and Martin Wagner, will take place on Feb 15-16, 2018.
The conference welcomes contributions from different approaches to economic forecasting, including forecasts based on time series models (VAR, SVAR, Factor Models,…), DSGE models, large scale structural models. Another topic of interest is forecast evaluation. Authors working in applications or theory of economic forecasting are invited to submit an abstract.
Online submission of an abstract is possible through the conference management system Conftool from September 28, 2017 and must be received by November 30, 2017.
Links:
Submission of abstracts
Conference website
Call for Papers

04 Oct 2017

Erich Griessler to be a Panelist at Talk Gate

On October 19, 2017 Erich Griessler will be a panelist at Talk Gate on the subject ‘Digitization for Everybody? – Chances and Dangers for Business and Society’ at Tech Gate Vienna.
Links:
Tech Gate Vienna
Erich Griessler

11 Oct 2017

Thomas Czypionka at Symposium on Health Professions

On September 28th, Thomas Czypionka will be one of the keynote speakers at the Symposium on Health Professions, which is held at the FH Campus Wien on Sept 28-29, 2017. In his keynote, he discusses the challenges health care is facing up to 2030 as well as implications for the training for health professionals.
Links:
Conference website
Thomas Czypionka

28 Sep 2017

Economic Significance of Movie Theatres in Austria

A recent survey, commissioned by Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO) – Fachverband für Kino – Kultur – und Vergnügungsbetriebe, conducted by Hermann Kuschej, analyzed the economic significance of the movie theater sector in Austria. The results were presented on September 19, 2017 at the WKO - Austrian Economic Chambers.
The survey shows that the movie theater sector in Austria is displaying high economic vitality. Cinemas are generally a significant economic factor in themselves, and they have a positive influence on businesses surrounding them. In 2016 cinemas generated net sales of 191 million euro and employed around 1.400 people. In addition, moviegoers spent 83 million euro outside the cinema, mainly in restaurants but smaller impulse buys are also significant.
Links:
Hermann Kuschej
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

20 Sep 2017

Paper Presentation at the DFG-Workshop 'Notions of ‘Wunschkinder/Vansh’'

Erich Griessler and Mariella Hager will present their paper 'The Political Discussion and Clinical Practice of Prenatal Diagnostics in Austria - A Qualitative Analysis' at the DFG Workshop 'Notions of ‘Wunschkinder/Vansh’ expressed in Prenatal Diagnosis and Selective Abortions in Germany and India' organized at the Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Sept 13-14 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.
Links:
Workshop details
Program (pdf)
Abstracts (pdf)
Erich Griessler

11 Sep 2017

VfS Annual Conference 2017

IHS booth at the VfS Conference

The VfS Annual Conference 2017, organised by the Verein für Socialpolitik, took place in early September 2017 in Vienna. IHS took part as an exhibitor. The core conference addressed the topic 'Alternative Architectures for Money and Banking'. Congratulations to Ernst Fehr, a leading economist, and IHS alumnus, who, on occasion of this conference, was awarded the Oskar Morgenstern medal.
Links:
Conference website

11 Sep 2017

IHS partner in newly established EconPol network

EconPol Europe, the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research is a unique collaboration of policy-oriented university and non-university research institutes that will contribute their scientific expertise to the discussion of the future design of the European Union. In spring 2017, the network was founded by the ifo Institute together with eight other renowned European research institutes as a new voice for research in Europe.
Links:
EconPol Website

31 Jul 2017

New Publication: Health System Watch I and II 2017

The research group 'Health Economics and Health Policy' recently published two issues of the Health System Watch: first issue about 'Social inequality and health' published by Monika Riedel, Gerald Röhrling and Bettina Gehrer, second issue about 'multi-morbidity and models for integrated care' published by Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Michael Berger and Sophie Fößleitner.
Links:
Health System Watch I 2017
Health System Watch II 2017

21 Jul 2017

IHS member of the Austrian RRI-platform

Responsible Science, in the EU context also known as 'Responsible Research and Innovation' (RRI), actively involves the civil society in research and innovation processes so that current challenges can be met in a more effective way and in line with the values, expectations and requirements of society.
Link:
Website Responsible Research Austria

19 Jul 2017

New Working Paper in the IHS Political Science Series

New Working Paper by IHS Guest Professor Mark E. Warren from the University of British Columbia: 'The All Affected Interests Principle in Democratic Theory and Practice'.
Links:
Working Paper in the IHS Repository

18 Jul 2017

New Publication about SELFIE Framework for Integrated Care for Multi-Morbidity

First results of the SELFIE research project were published by Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus and Miriam Reiss et al. in a special issue of Eurohealth 'Measuring efficiency in health care' and in the academic journal Health Policy.
Links:
Eurohealth: The SELFIE Framework for Integrated Care for Multi-Morbidity
Health Policy: The SELFIE framework for integrated care for multi-morbidity: development and description
SELFIE project website

18 Jul 2017

Graduation Ceremony MSc in Economics 2015-17

Graduation MSc in Economics 2015-17

On July 4, 2017, the last cohort of the MSc in Economics program, jointly organized by the IHS and the TU Wien, celebrated the successful completion of their studies. Bob Martens, Manfred Deistler, both TU Wien, Martin Kocher as well as Christian Haefke as commencement speaker congratulated them on their academic success.
Links:
MSc Graduates News (pdf)
Photos of the Graduation Ceremony

04 Jul 2017

Situation of doctoral students in Austria

Unlike in many other countries, most doctoral students in Austria study on their own account: Only 5% receive a grant, 30% pursue their degree as a part of an employment – the remaining two thirds of all doctoral students complete a degree which has neither a link to university research or their employment, nor is it financed by any kind of  grant. These differences determine the diverging social conditions of doctoral student life and are being discussed in the recently released research report based on data from the Student Social Survey 2015.
Links:
Research report in the IHS Repository (in full length, in German only)
Research report on the project website

26 Jun 2017

Call for Papers: Workshop on Labour-Market Economics 2017

This year’s ‘Workshop on Labour-Market Economics’, jointly organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), WU Vienna, JKU Linz, and AK Vienna, will take place on November 10, 2017 at the IHS.
The goal of this workshop is to foster an open and friendly discussion, therefore working papers, manuscripts and even controversial work is welcome.
Authors are invited to submit both abstracts as well as finished papers.
Please submit your paper via e-mail to iris.troppert(at)ihs.ac.at.
Deadline for submissions extended to October 2, 2017.
Selection of contributions will be done by the organizers in October 2017.
Links:
Further Information (in German)

22 Jun 2017

1st Heinrich Neisser Lecture at the IHS: approaches and positions on sustainable development

What impact do practice oriented theories and behavioral economics have on politically intended sustainable development? This is the topic of a lecture and round table discussion  at the IHS held in honor of our longtime president, Dr. Heinrich Neisser.
Links:
Heinrich Neisser Lecture
Register now: event(at)ihs.ac.at.

29 May 2017

Presentation about Austria's Economic Growth Potential

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.
Links:
Klaus Weyerstrass
Slides (pdf in German only)

15 May 2017

MSc student participating in the Google Summer of Code program

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.
Links:
Dorisz Albrecht
Tamás Papp
Google Summer of Code program
Project Details

11 May 2017

Upcoming Elective: Dynamic Games

Martin Meier
Dynamic Games
May 17 - June 12, 2017
Registration at economics(at)ihs.ac.at
Links:
Martin Meier

09 May 2017

Call for Application: PhD position on Spatial Models in European Parliament Elections

The Research Group European Integration is currently offering a PhD position on Spatial Models in European Parliament Elections. For further details please find the job ad here.

04 May 2017

New Publication: Sustainable work – a rising star!

Beate Littig on sustainable concepts of works, green economy and gender equality in a blog post published online on the website Austria Glas Recycling.
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS
Beate Littig
Publication on Austria Glas Recycling

04 May 2017

New Policy Brief on ‘Brexit, the negotiations and the consequences for Austria’

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.
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS
Martin Kocher
Klaus Weyerstrass

02 May 2017

New Publication: Juncker’s hi-tech blinkers

Robert Braun and Thomas König assess the European Commission 'White Paper' on the future of the EU in their article 'Juncker’s vision for Europe comes with hi-tech blinkers' published in Research Europe.
Links:
Publication in  IHS Repository IHRIS
Robert Braun
Thomas König

02 May 2017

ÖGOR - IHS Workshop - Award for Junior Researcher

Award presentation: from left L.Sögner, M.Mirescu, G.Petritsch

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

Robert Braun at Mobilities Literature & Culture Conference in Lancaster

Robert Braun presented a paper about 'Non-kinotopic fictions: autonomous vehicles in the imagination of early twentieth century American writers' at the two day Mobilities Literature & Culture Conference (21-22 April, 2017) organized by the Mobilities research Center at the University of Lancaster.
Links:
Center for Mobilities Research @ Lancaster
Conference Website
Robert Braun

28 Apr 2017

Panel discussion 'Wie imperial leben wir?' - Beate Littig among the panelists

Following the book presentation 'Imperiale Lebensweisen', organized by the WU Competence Center for Sustainability on May 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm, a panel discussion will take place. Ulrich Brand (author), Beate Littig and Verena Madner (WU Institute for Urban Management and Governance) are invited to speak on the panel.
Links:
Invitation (pdf in German)
WU Competence Center for Sustainability
Beate Littig

24 Apr 2017

Vienna March for Science - Celebration of Science

The Vienna March for Science, initiated by Austrian Research organisations and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, will take place on April 22, 2017. In times of "Fake News" the aim of this Rally for Science is to set an example for scientific-based knowledge as a pillar of human freedom and democracy. The rally will kick off with a ‘Science Picnic’ at Sigmund-Freud-Park at 1 pm and will then continue through the city centre.
Links:
Vienna March for Science Website

21 Apr 2017

Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2017: Upturn in Germany strengthens in spite of global economic risks

The German economy is already in the fifth year of a moderate upturn. According to the Gemeinschaftsdiagnose (GD, joint economic forecast) that was prepared by Germany’s five leading economic research institutes (the IHS is involved as partner of the RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research) on behalf of the Federal Government, capacity utilization is gradually increasing, and aggregate production capacities are now likely to have slightly exceeded their normal utilisation levels. However, cyclical dynamics remain low compared to earlier periods of recoveries, as consumption expenditures, which do not exhibit strong fluctuations, have been the main driving force so far. Real GDP is expected to expand by 1.5 % (1.8 % adjusted for calendar effects) and 1.8 % in the next year. Unemployment is expected to fall to 6.1 % in 2016, to 5.7 % in 2017 and 5.4 % in 2018.
Links:.
Press information of April 12, 2017 (pdf)

12 Apr 2017

New Working Paper in the IHS Political Science Series

New Working Paper by IHS Guest Professor Lawrence Ezrow from the University of Essex et al.: 'Exploring the Effects of Party Policy Diffusion on Parties' Election Strategies'. 
Links:
Paper in the IHS Repository

07 Apr 2017

Erich Griessler at the IMBA Bioethics Symposium

Erich Griessler participates in a Panel discussion at the 1st IMBA Bioethics Symposium on April 5th, 2017 and presents a paper on the concept and challenges of Responsible Research and Innovation.
Links:
IMBA Bioethics Symposium
Erich Griessler

05 Apr 2017

New Publication: Apprenticeship Policies Coping with the Crisis

Book Cover: Vocational Education and Training in Times of Economic Crisis

To the recently published book 'Vocational Education and Training in Times of Economic Crisis, Lessons from Around the World’,  Lorenz Lassnigg contributed a chapter comparing how Austria, Germany and Switzerland have retained their low level of youth unemployment through the crisis from 2004 to 2012. He comes to the conclusion that apprenticeship appears quite diverse, as are the policy approaches. It is certainly not an ‘easy fix’ for problems on the youth labour market. For Austria he shows an exceptional pattern, as the role of labour market policy is more crucial than education for holding youth unemployment at a comparatively low level.
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository (IRIHS)
Lorenz Lassnigg
RG in_Equality and Education
Book chapter on editor’s website

31 Mar 2017

New IHS Working Paper in the Economics Series available

New Working Paper in the IHS Economics Series by Thomas Davoine and Matthias Molnar: Cross-country fiscal policy spillovers and capital-skill complementarity in currency unions.
Links:
Paper in the IHS Repository
Thomas Davoine
Matthias Molnar
IHS Economics Series

29 Mar 2017

Book Presentation 'Nachhaltige Arbeit'

Book cover 'Nachhaltige Arbeit'

On April 4, 2017, Beate Littig, co-editor of 'Nachhaltige Arbeit' will present the book at the ÖGB Fachbuchhandlung. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Ulrich Brand (University Vienna) and Florian Wukovitsch (AK Wien), moderated by Kathrin Niedermoser (University Vienna).
Links:
Beate Littig
Announcement of the event on FB
Announcement (pdf in German)

22 Mar 2017

New Working Paper in the IHS Sociological Series available

New Working Paper in the IHS Sociological Series by Lorenz Lassnigg, Jakob Hartl, Martin Unger and Iris Schwarzenbacher: Higher Education Institutions and the Knowledge Triangle: Improving the interaction between education, research and innovation.
Links:
Working Paper in the IHS Repository
Lorenz Lassnigg
Iris Schwarzenbacher
Martin Unger
IHS Sociological Series

16 Mar 2017

New edition out: Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories

Bookcover - Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories

This volume (edited by Michael Jonas, Beate Littig and Angela Wroblewski) presents a comprehensive overview of methodological issues and empirical methods of practice-oriented research. It examines questions regarding the scope and boundaries of practice-oriented approaches and practice theory. It discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of the diversity resulting from the use of these approaches, as well as method and methodology-related issues.
Links:
Publication in IHRIS
RG Socio-Ecological Transformation Research
Book on editor’s website

14 Mar 2017

Working group on sustainable work

As a result of a competitive process, the renowned German Commitee Future Earth has approved a working group  entitled "Sustainable Work - The Social-Ecological Transformation of the Worker". The objectives of the working group, which is represented by Beate Littig on behalf of the IHS, are to intensify the debate on issues of work and sustainability, and enhance networking.
Links:
Working group Sustainable Work
Beate Littig

10 Mar 2017

Intensive refugee movements - Analysis of forms of participation

Logos KIRAS, bmvit, FFG

The project auxilium:at analyses activities and forms of cooperation between Austrian public safety and emergency organisations, NGOs, and civil society in the acute care for refugees. The project further aims to examine the impact of social participation on social cohesion and peace and will develop recommendations and measures for organisations affected by similar situations and challenges in the future.
Links:
Principal investigator Elisabeth Frankus
Project on KIRAS website
Newspaper article on derstandard.at

07 Mar 2017

Ageing and Productivity: What Economic Impact?

Icon CEPS - Ageing and Productivity what Impact on economy

On occasion of the workshop 'Ageing and Productivity: What Economic Impact?', organized by CEPS on February 28, 2017, Thomas Davoine will give a presentation on education and an ageing population in Germany.
Links:
Website CEPS
Agenda (pdf)
Thomas Davoine

23 Feb 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

Icon Bookshelf

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

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