Economic Talk of WKO and IHS

A negative economic atmosphere and overregulation are the biggest obstacles for a productivity increase. This was the conclusion of the keynotes and discussion with Lars Feld, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute and Professor at the University Freiburg, Peter Filzmaier, Director of ISA and IHS Director Martin Kocher in yesterday's economic talk at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Press Release of yesterday's talk (OTS in German)

Presentation of Peter Filzmair (pdf in German)

Photos of the event

07 Dec 2016

New publication: Organization and Supply of Long-term Care Services for the Elderly

Markus Kraus and Monika Riedel published a new research article together with Susanne Mayer of the Medical University Vienna in the academic journal Social Policy Administration about the 'Organization and Supply of Long-term Care Services for the Elderly: A Bird's-eye View of Old and New EU Member States'.

01 Dec 2016

Guest commentary on the impact of Trump on Europe by Johannes Pollak

In today's 'Die Presse' Johannes Pollak analyzed the impact of Donald Trump's victory on Europe. You can read the guest commentary 'Avanti Dilettanti! Johlend ins Zeitalter des Rabaukentums' here (in German).

23 Nov 2016

New edition out: Nachhaltige Arbeit (Sustainable Work)

edited by Thomas Barth, Georg Jochum and Beate Littig, Frankfurt/Main, Campus.
The societal relationships with nature have  to be reflected radically since environmental problems  - climate change, the depletion of natural resources, environmental pollution, the loss of biodiversity, desertification  - are  pressing. In this situation, the debate about a transition towards a sustainable labor society has gained new attention. The postulated socio-ecological “great transformation” will bring about fundamental changes for employees in all economic sectors and current working societies as a whole. The contributions of the new edition discuss the potential and problems of this change from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Find more information here (PDF in German), on the editor's website as well as in the IHS repostiory IRIHS.

Launch of the PADEMIA Research Note Series

Katrin Auel and Resul Umit are the editors of the PADEMIA Research Note Series, a collection of short pieces that highlight research results or summarise policy advice for both academic and non-academic audiences. It allows the PADEMIA network members to communicate their key messages to a wider audience, contributing to an evidence-based discussion on parliamentary democracy in Europe as well as increasing the visibility of their research. Besides Katrin and Umit, IHS researchers and scholars Elad Klein, Mario Gavenda, Olga Eisele, Lucy Kinski, are among the contributors to the series.

Link to the PADEMIA Research Notes

27 Oct 2016

Behavioral Economics - a chance for creating effective federal policies

Director Martin Kocher is planning the launch of a task force on behavioral economics at the IHS. The goal is to provide policy makers and politicians with the latest findings in this area of research. Read the article published in „Kurier“ here.

27 Oct 2016

Call for Papers: 3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance

The Third Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies and organized by Leopold Sögner and Manfred Deistler, will take place on June 8-9, 2017.
The goal of this conference is to exchange ideas and to discuss recent results in the analysis of high-dimensional time series. Authors working in applications or econometric theory in this area are invited to submit an abstract. Online submission of an abstract is possible through the conference management system Conftool from October 3, 2016 and must be received by January 31, 2017.
Link to Submission of papers
Conference website

13 Oct 2016

Double Interview: Lars Feld and Martin Kocher in 'Die Presse'

In today's print edition of 'Die Presse', Lars Feld, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute and Professor at the University Freiburg and IHS Director Martin Kocher are analyzing Italy and its Euro policy, the economic growth of Austria in comparison to Germany and the American debt policy.

Link to the Article: 'Was Trump verspricht, ist völlig inkonsistent' (in German)

07 Dec 2016

Conference of the RRI Plattform Österreich at the IHS: 'Ethics in Research Practice'

The IHS will be the host for the upcoming event of the RRI Plattform Österreich featuring the topic 'Ethics in Research Practice'. In keynotes and workshops national and international researchers will discuss the challenges of how to deal with ethically relevant aspects in day-to-day research. 

Event Program (pdf in German)

01 Dec 2016

Upcoming Publication: The European Research Council

Read an excerpt of Thomas Koenig's upcoming book on the European Research Council on the website Science Business.

05 Dec 2016

Larry Blume (Cornell University): Applied General Equilibrium Theory

Applied General Equilibrium Theory
Larry Blume (Cornell University)
Elective Course at IHS

Nov 28 - Dec 13, 2016

Registration at economics(at)

25 Nov 2016

'Muss Entwicklung schmutzig sein? Wachstum, Armut und Umwelt im 21. Jahrhundert' - Beate Littig among the panelists

In a panel discussion moderated by Lukas Schmidt, Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, IFF Wien/Uni Klagenfurt, Karin Fischer, JKU Linz and Beate Littig, IHS Vienna will discuss whether 'development' can be ecologically sustainable. Considering the global increase of extraction and consumption of natural resources, this is one of the most urgent development policy issues.
The panel discussion organised by the Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik will take place in Vienna on November 29, 2016.
Please find further details here (Website organisers).

21 Nov 2016

Health Economics and Health Policy - New Publication

Monika Riedel on 'Companion Diagnostics im internationalen Vergleich: Wer zahlt und wofür?' in: Supplement to the journal Soziale Sicherheit, Health System Watch Issue III 2016
Find the publication in the IHS Repository IRIHS (in German)

16 Nov 2016

New Publication in the Economic Journal

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer published the research article 'Is education always reducing fertility? Evidence from compulsory schooling reform' together with Nicole Schneeweis and Margherita Fort in the Economic Journal.
Article available online in the Economic Journal (published online on September 7, 2016).

02 Nov 2016

New Publication: 'Auf dem Weg zu einer reflexiven Gleichstellungspolitik: Von Geschlechtergleichstellung zu diversitätsorientierten Gleichstellungspolitiken an Universitäten'

Angela Wroblewski (2016): Auf dem Weg zu einer reflexiven Gleichstellungspolitik: Von Geschlechtergleichstellung zu diversitätsorientierten Gleichstellungspolitiken an Universitäten. In: Kriesi, Irene and Liebig, Brigitte and Horwath, Ilona and Riegraf, Birgit, (eds.) Gender und Migration in der tertiären Berufs- und (Fach)Hochschulbildung. Forum Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (46). Westfällisches Dampfboot, pp. 216-233.
Find the book contribution in the IHS Repository IRIHS.

04 Nov 2016

Economic Forecast

The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy 2016 - 2018 will take place on December 16, 2016 at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.

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  • Dec
  • 2016

„Ethik“ gewinnt sowohl für WissenschaftlerInnen als auch für Forschungsförderer zunehmend an...

09:30 - 16:30, IHS Seminarräume

  • 16
  • Dec
  • 2016

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

10:30 - 12:30, IHS, Hörsaal E02

  • 26
  • Jan
  • 2017

Das Institut für Höhere Studien und der Arbeitskreis Gender Mainstreaming der DeGEval laden ein zur...

17:00 - 22:00, IHS, Hörsaal E02

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  • May
  • 2017

3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance 2017 Organizers:...

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


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