New Publication about Effects of Remittances on Public Finance

Benjamin Bittschi from the Research Group Macroeconomics and Public Finance and his co-authors Zareh Asatryan and Philipp Dörrenberg from the ZEW Mannheim explored the effects of remittances of migrants on the public finances of their countries of origin. The article ‘Remittances and public finances: Evidence from oil-price shocks’ was published in the November issue of the Journal of Public Economics.
Article in the IHS Repository
Article on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect

24 Nov 2017

Erich Griessler on Necessary Strategies for Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Erich Griessler facilitates a plenary discussion of senior representatives of German research organizations on ‘The Future of Transfer: Which strategies are necessary?’ at the 7th ‘Transferwerkstatt. Wissens- und Technologietransfer der außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen‘ organized by DLR Projektträger on November 17, 2017 in Bonn.
Website Transferwerkstatt

21 Nov 2017

Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

Kick-off Workshop Repair and DIY

The Kick-Off Workshop of the Project 'Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism' (R&DIY-U) took place at the IHS on November 9, 2017. The project, which is funded by the bmvit ('Stadt der Zukunft', 4th call) and which is coordinated by Michael Jonas, aims to analyze the transformative potential of Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism with regard to a fundamental change of the existing non-sustainable handling of commodities in selected urban districts, their infrastructures and dominant business and private household practices. With a transdisciplinary R&D consortium that comprises a fundamental and applied research team (IHS), an intermediary organization ('die umweltberatung') as well as commercial and non-profit R&DIY-U practitioners (HausGeräteProfi, Sit-In, LORENZI, Recycling Kosmos, Wiener Hilfswerk), the proposed research project incorporates multiple perspectives and R&DIY-U practices.
Michael Jonas

17 Nov 2017

Cooperation agreement IHS and National Analytical Center, Nazarbayev Univ, Kasakhstan

On November 3, 2017, IHS Director Martin Kocher and Yerbol Orynbayev, Chairman of the National Analytical Center (NAC) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, signed a cooperation agreement. Until the end of 2018, IHS will support the NAC in building macroeconomic modeling expertise and in creating macroeconomic models.

13 Nov 2017

Quo Vadis Academia? Higher Education Research Contributions to an Evidence-Based Development of Higher Education

The first Austrian Network for Higher Education Research Conference will take place on December 4 - 5, 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. The conference will address contemporary issues and future challenges of higher education development and research. Thus, it will provide an overview of the research activities in the field of higher education in Austria.
Conference Website (in German)

06 Nov 2017

3rd ATHEA Conference

Health Service Research in Patients with Complex Needs

On November 24, 2017, IHS will host the third ATHEA conference on ‘Health services research in patients with complex needs’. The keynotes will be delivered by Dr. Ellen Nolte, MPH PhD, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Dr. Chris Bojke, MSc, chair in health economics, University of Leeds.

17 Oct 2017

Call for Papers: 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2018

The 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2018, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies and organized by Robert Kunst and Martin Wagner, will take place on Feb 15-16, 2018.
The conference welcomes contributions from different approaches to economic forecasting, including forecasts based on time series models (VAR, SVAR, Factor Models,…), DSGE models, large scale structural models. Another topic of interest is forecast evaluation. Authors working in applications or theory of economic forecasting are invited to submit an abstract.
Online submission of an abstract is possible through the conference management system Conftool from September 28, 2017 and must be received by November 30, 2017.
Submission of abstracts
Conference website
Call for Papers

04 Oct 2017

Katrin Auel at the COSAC Plenary Meeting in Tallinn

Katrin Auel will hold a keynote speech at the LVIII COSAC Plenary Meeting in the session ‘Bringing European Union closer to its citizens – what are the best practices of the national parliaments?’. The meeting will take place in Tallinn, 26–28 November, 2017.
The Plenary Meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) brings together the delegations of the European Union Affairs Committees of the national parliaments of the Member States. The COSAC Plenary Meeting is held bi-annually, once during each presidency period.
Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

24 Nov 2017

Thomas Czypionka at ‘Back at Work’ Panel Discussion

On Monday, December 11, Thomas Czypionka will be a panelist at a panel discussion ‘Back at Work’ on future perspectives on work and illness. The panel will be hosted by Alois Mock Institute. The event will take place at Haus der Österreichischen Lotterien.
Registration: veranstaltung(at)

21 Nov 2017

Erich Griessler on the Benefits of RRI for Industry

Erich Griessler presents the paper ‘What are the benefits of RRI for industry and other actors?’ at the PRISMA Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Setting the Agenda of RRI in industry focusing on nano- and synthetic biology technologies’, November 20-21, 2017, in Berlin.
Event by Prisma

21 Nov 2017

Annual Gathering of STS Austria & Lecture and Workshop on RRI and STS

The annual gathering of STS Austria includes a key note by Vincent Blok (Wageningen University) on 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: the Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in Industry'. Afterwards, prominent scholars, including Erich Griessler, will discuss 'RRI as an engaged practice'. December 14, 2017 at IHS, lecture from 2:30pm onwards.
STS Austria
Vincent Blok (Wageningen University)
RSVP: events(at)

17 Nov 2017

Markus Pock on the Cost of Smoking

IHS Health Economics and Health Policy researcher Markus Pock was interviewed by the news magazine NEWS about a new study on the national cost of smoking in Germany conducted by the University of Hamburg. The IHS study on the national cost of smoking in Austria was published in 2008.
Article (in German)
Research Report in the IHS Repository (in German)

16 Nov 2017

Thomas Czypionka at MTD Austria Forum

Thomas Czypionka will be the keynote speaker at the MTD Austria (Medical Technicians Austria) and he will chair a workshop. Forum ‘MTD 4.0 – Profiles of the Future' held on November 17, 2017 at Albert-Schweizer-Haus. In his keynote, he discusses the challenges health care is facing as well as implications for health professionals.
Program (pdf in German)

16 Nov 2017

New Publication: Health System Watch III 2017

The research group 'Health Economics and Health Policy' recently published the third annual issue of Health System Watch: Issue III 2017, ‘Medical Care in Nursing Homes’, authored by Monika Riedel, is available for download in IHS Repository (in German).
Health System Watch: Issue III 2017 (in German)

14 Nov 2017

An Integrated Border Management System – An Answer to the Migration Crisis?

B.Koerner - Tarn Lecture at IHS

On November 06, 2017, the IHS hosted the second TARN lecture featuring Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director of Frontex. More than 30 guests listened to his interesting talk: 'Integrated Border Management – an answer to the migration crisis?'.
Berndt Körner shared his expertise and his very personal experiences about all aspects of border management. The talk was followed by lots of interesting questions and a lively discussion between the participants and Berndt Körner.
TARN Lecture

09 Nov 2017

Re-Thinking the End-of-life Controversy

Anna Durnova was invited to be a mentor at the Methodology Workshop at the ISA Northeast annual conference on November 4, 2017. Her talk was about fieldwork strategies and emotions in interview situations and was mainly based on her book ‘Politics of intimacy: Re-Thinking the End-of-life Controversy’ which will be released at The University of Michigan Press in the Series ‘Configurations’ in 2018.
Workshop Website
Series Configurations

08 Nov 2017

On the current state of development of consumer research in Austria

A recent survey commissioned by the Arbeiterkammer Wien (AK), conducted by Michael Jonas, Simeon Hassemer (both IHS), Sebastian Nessel and Sandra Pfister (both University of Graz), analyzed the state of development of the consumer research in Austria. On Tuesday, October 31, the results were presented by the authors.
Study in the IHS Repository (available in German)

07 Nov 2017

The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on December 21, 2017 at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.
Economic forecast

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Peter Norman Sørensen (U Kopenhagen) Strategic Sample Selection Abstract: What is the impact of...

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

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Quo Vadis Hochschule? Beiträge der Hochschulforschung zur evidenzbasierten Hochschulentwicklung Am...

10:00 - 18:00, IHS, Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Wien, Hörsaal E02, 101, 201

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Quo Vadis Hochschule? Beiträge der Hochschulforschung zur evidenzbasierten Hochschulentwicklung Am...

09:00 - 16:00, IHS, Josefstädter Strasse 39, 1080 Wien, Hörsaal E02, 101, 201

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Pavlo Prokopovych (Kyiv School of Economics) On strategic complementarities in discontinuous games...

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


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