Economic Forecast for Austria 2017-2018

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

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.
Publication in IHRIS
Lorenz Lassnigg
RG in_Equality and Education
Book chapter on editor’s website

22 Mar 2017

IHS-Survey proofs dramatic consequences for adolescents with poor low education levels

The survey, conducted by IHS researcher Hermann Kuschej for the Chamber of Labour Vorarlberg, shows in a drastic way, that adolescents who finish their educational career already after the 8th grade have little chances to strive personally and economically: high unemployment rates, low incomes and a high risk of losing their jobs.
Study (available in German)
Hermann Kuschej

17 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.
Working Paper in the IHS Repository
Lorenz Lassnigg
Iris Schwarzenbacher
Martin Unger
IHS Sociological Series

16 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.
Working Paper Reiter in the IHS Repository
Michael Reiter
Working Paper Dierker in the IHS Repository
Egbert Dierker
IHS Economics Series

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.
Working group Sustainable Work
Beate Littig

10 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).
Beate Littig
Announcement of the event on FB
Announcement (pdf in German)

22 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.
Publication in IHRIS
RG Socio-Ecological Transformation Research
Book on editor’s website

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.
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.
(available in German)
RG Health Economics and Health Politics

09 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.
Principal investigator Elisabeth Frankus
Project on KIRAS website
Newspaper article on

07 Mar 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

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Unemployment Fluctuations, Match Quality, and the Wage Cyclicality of New Hires Antonella Trigari...

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

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Title tba Pontus Rendahl (University of Cambridge) Abstract tba

17:00 - 18:30, IHS, Seminar Room 101

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Communication among Shareholders Nemanja Antic (Kellogg School, Northwestern U) This paper...

13:15 - 14:45, University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna (lecture room 9, 1st floor)

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Title tba Andreas Peichl (ZEW Mannheim) Abstract tba

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