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.
Heinrich Neisser Lecture
Register now: event(at)ihs.ac.at.

29 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.
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.
Project description
Angela Wroblewski

19 May 2017

Call for Application: Social Labs Facilitators

The IHS invites applications for Social Labs Facilitators for the European project 'Excellence in Science and Innovation for Europe by Adopting the Concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)'.
Call for Application

02 May 2017

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.
Press release (pdf in German)

18 May 2017

Behavioural experiments: New evidence for health policies?

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ATHEA (Austrian Health Economics Association) invites to a keynote speech and panel discussion on May 18.  In his presentation Professor Wiesen will give an overview of the use of behavioural experiments in health economic research. In the panel discussion following his presentation experts will discuss the relevance of these experiments and their results as decision-making support for health policy.


  • SR Mag. Richard Gauss, Stadt Wien
  • Dr. Martin Gleitsmann, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Wesenauer, Oberösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Wiesen, Universität zu Köln

Invitation and Registration

11 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. 
Conference website (in German)
Thomas Czypionka

16 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

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.
Project details
RG Techno Science and Societal Transformation
Erich Griessler

07 May 2017

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

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Resul Umit published the article 'With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments' in the peer-reviewed academic journal Parliamentary Affairs. This article extends the empirical evidence for the use of e-newsletters in parliamentary communication in between elections. Its findings throw a fresh light on why only some parliamentarians are happy to adopt new and seemingly resource-efficient ways to reach out to voters.
'With Happiness and Glory, from your MP: The Use of e-Newsletters in the UK Parliaments'
Resul Umit

28 Apr 2017

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

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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

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

16 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.
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.
Dorisz Albrecht
Tamás Papp
Google Summer of Code program
Project Details

11 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.
Publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS
Martin Kocher
Klaus Weyerstrass

02 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.
Publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS
Beate Littig
Publication on Austria Glas Recycling

04 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.
Publication in  IHS Repository IHRIS
Robert Braun
Thomas König

02 May 2017

The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on June 29, 2017 at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.
Economic forecast

  • 30
  • May
  • 2017

Inflation targets and the zero lower bound in a behavioral macroeconomic model Paul de Grauwe...

17:00 - 18:30, IHS, Lecture Room E02

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 2017

Land Mines and Spatial Development Elias Papaioannou (London Business School) Abstract: Land...

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

  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2017

Impulsreferate und Diskussion Das Zusammentreffen von anhaltender Arbeitslosigkeit, insbesondere...

15:00 - 17:30, Hörsaal E02, IHS, Josefstädter Strasse 39

  • 08
  • Jun
  • 2017

3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance 2017 Organizers:...

09:00 - 19:00, IHS, Lecture Room E02


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