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 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
Deadline for submissions: September 11, 2017
Selection of contributions will be done by the organizers in October 2017.
Further Informationen (in German)

22 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.
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.
Further Information (in German)

20 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.
Heinrich Neisser Lecture
Register now: event(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

Current Job Opening at the IHS

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The Research Group Macroeconomics and Public Finance is currently looking for an economist.
For more details please find the job ad here (pdf in German).

29 May 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 three 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.
Research report in the IHS Repository (in full length, in German only)
Research report on the project website

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

14 Jun 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

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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PressekonferenzMartin Kocher, IHS und Christoph Badelt, WIFO stellen sich gemeinsam den Fragen der...

10:30 - 12:30, IHS, Hörsaal E02

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  • 2017

Pol Antràs (Harvard U.) The talk will be covering two papers: The Margins of Global Sorcing:...

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


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