Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2018 – 2019

Economic cycle hits it’s peak

Driven by the broad-based global economic boom, the domestic economy should continue its vigorous expansion. In 2018 and 2019, the Austrian economy is expected to grow by 2.8% and 1.9%, respectively. While the investment cycle slows noticeably, exports and private consumption are supporting the upswing. It is recommended that the current period of high growth is used to achieve a sustainable budgetary stance and to implement urgently needed structural reforms.
Press information of March 16, 2018 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Presentation (pdf - in German only)
Economic Forecast

Thomas Czypionka on Repeal of Smoking Ban

Thomas Czypionka was interviewed by ORF TV on the economic effects of the repeal of the general ban on smoking in restaurants.
ORF Konkret of March 13, 2018 (in German)

PLATO PhD School 2 at IHS

The project's second PLATO PhD school will be staged at the IHS from 12 to 16 March 2018. Three days will be dedicated to research design, and two days to academic writing.
Project website

Martin Kocher comments on FFG results 2017

At the annual presentation of last year’s results of the Research Promotion Agency Austria (FFG), Martin Kocher emphasized relevance of research and development for Austria’s continued prosperity.
Press release (in German)

New Publication: Moralisierung der Marktsphäre?

Michael Jonas wrote the book contribution ‘Moralisierung der Marktsphäre? – Verantwortungszuschreibung in der Inszenierung von Fairtrade‘ in ‘Reflexive Responsibilisierung – Verantwortung für nachhaltige Entwicklung‘ (edited by Anna Henkel et al., transcript).
Publication in the IHS Repository (in German)
Publication on publisher‘s website (in German)

Would Austria benefit from a Capital Market Union over the long run?

“Yes” with pension reforms, finds a new IHS research financed by a EU Horizon 2020 Grant.
Summary in a Policy Brief
Details in a Working Paper

Beate Littig - Scientific Advisor for "The Green Lie"

Beate Littig was part of the scientific advisory staff of Werner Boote's new documentary "The green lie".
Cinema release in Austria is on March 9, 2018.
Staff list of the movie
Trailer on Youtube
Press material (in German)

NewHoRRIzon project: What is Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)?

IHS coordinates the H2020 funded NewHoRRIzon project which aims at integrating RRI into the European Framework Programme. Find out more about the project and Responsible Research and Innovation in the video clips below.
What motivates you personally to campaign for RRI?
Why will RRI make the world a better place?
What will be the most important outcome of the project for you personally?
NewHoRRIzon website

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Economic Forecast

The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on June 29, 2018 at 10:30 am at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.
Economic forecast

IHS Events

  • 10
  • Apr
  • 2018

Die diesjährige Heinrich Neisser Lecture wird von Dennis J. Snower gehalten. Link zum Programm...

17:00 - 20:00, IHS, Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Wien

  • 11
  • May
  • 2018

The Future of Health Care Systems Progress in medical treatment and improvements in preventive...

TU Wien

  • 17
  • May
  • 2018

Mathematical Economics and Optimization in the Energy Sector Organizers: Gerold Petritsch, EVN...

12:00 - 18:00, IHS, Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Wien