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.
Yale Policy Lab
CCS Spring Conference (program)
21 Apr 2017
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.
Press information (pdf in German)
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)
12 Apr 2017
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.
RG Techno Science and Societal Transformation
07 Apr 2017
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'.
Paper in the IHS Repository
07 Apr 2017
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.
Publication in the IHS Repository (IRIHS)
RG in_Equality and Education
Book chapter on editor’s website
31 Mar 2017
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.
Invitation (pdf in German)
WU Competence Center for Sustainability
24 Apr 2017
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.
Vienna March for Science Website
21 Apr 2017
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.
Press information of April 12, 2017 (pdf)
12 Apr 2017
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.
30 Mar 2017
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.
Publication in IRIHS
Paper on editor’s website
30 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.