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)
Deadline for submissions extended to October 2, 2017.
Selection of contributions will be done by the organizers in October 2017.
Further Information (in German)

22 Jun 2017

Current Job Opening at the IHS

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Certified Accountant part-time (full time optional)

The IHS is currently looking for a Certified Accountant part-time (full time optional).
For more details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

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.
Publication in the IHS Repository
Johannes Pollak

13 Sep 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.
Press information of July 19, 2017 (pdf - in German only)
Economic Forecast

19 Jul 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.
Workshop details
Program (pdf)
Abstracts (pdf)
Erich Griessler

11 Sep 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.
Report in the IHS Repository (full length, in German only)
Project website

18 Jul 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.
Andrea Leitner

22 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.
Hermann Kuschej
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

20 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.
Conference website

11 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.
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.
RG Companies, Industries and Regions
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

02 Aug 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.
Health System Watch I 2017
Health System Watch II 2017

21 Jul 2017

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

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Organizers: Gabriel Lee (Regensburg and IHS), David Andolfatto (FRB St. Louis and SFU) and Martin...

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

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Organizers: Gabriel Lee (Regensburg and IHS), David Andolfatto (FRB St. Louis and SFU) and Martin...

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


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