IHS-economist Benjamin Bittschi talks in the Ö1-Mittagsjournal about the open issues of the Italian government program. Even as Italy’s exit out of the Eurozone is off the table for now, it seems that the already highly indebted country will continue to make debts.
Listen to the program on the Ö1-Website (German only)
The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and Kommunalkredit Public Consulting conducted a study regarding the economic effects of investments in the areas of electric mobility, energy and water/sewage on behalf of the Austrian government. The aim was to determine the requirement for infrastructure in the mentioned areas by the year 2030 and estimate the economic effects on the value added, the rate of employment and the levying of taxes that would result from a correspondent creation of that infrastructure. The study was carried out by the IHS research group Companies, Industry, Regions.
IHS-economist Klaus Weyerstrass is being cited on the signs of an economic productivity-turnaround in an article by the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”. The reason for the turnaround, he argues, is the economic recovery since the end of 2016 and the increased investments in production processes.
Magdalena Wicher will be co-organizing two sessions on RRI at the “17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018 - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies” that will take place from the 7th to 8th of May 2018. In the first session on Understanding, monitoring, evaluating and assessing the impacts of RRI she will also present her work from the JERRI project about “Evaluating and monitoring RRI in research technology organizations - experiences and challenges from the EU project JERRI”. The second session on Innovative support structures for the implementation of RRI in practice will be organized in collaboration with other representatives of the RRI platform Austria. Both sessions will be held in an interactive, workshop-oriented way.
RRI Plattform Österreich
Juliane Nagiller's contribution of the series "Dimensionen" of April 30, 2018 entitled "Studying is good, a job even better" deals with academics on the job market. Gerlinde Titelbach comments on changes in labor market requirements in the context of digitization on the labor market.
Dimensionen of April 30, 2018 (article in German)
Dimensionen of April 30, 2018 (audio in German)
The research group Health Economics and Health Policy recently published the first annual issue of Health System Watch: Issue I 2018, “Applying Behavioral Economics to the Health Sector”, authored by Thomas Czypionka and Sophie Fößleitner, is available for download at the IHS Repository (in German).
The research report “Quality control in Doctor’s Offices” by Thomas Czypionka, Sophie Fößleitner and Eva Six, commissioned by the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, is also available for download at the IHS Repository (in German).
Health System Watch I/2018 (pdf in German)
Research Report “Quality control in Doctor’s Offices" (pdf in German)
German Economy Booming – But Air is Getting Thinner
The German economy continues to boom, but the air is getting thinner. The upturn in the world economy will continue to stimulate exports; and the domestic economy is also expected to remain buoyant thanks to the exceptionally favorable situation in the labor market. The fiscal measures outlined by Germany’s new government can be expected to stimulate demand. Annual average economic output can be expected to rise by 2.2 percent this year and by 2.0 percent in 2019. Employment will continue to see clear growth, but will be weakened by labor market shortages. The inflation rate will also rise gradually from 1.7 percent this year to 1.9 percent in 2019.
Press information of April 19, 2018 (pdf)
On occasion of the Second Heinrich Neisser Lecture, Dennis Snower presented theses on the future of labor and labor market policy in the digital era. Gerlinde Titelbach, Johannes Kopf (Chairman, AMS) and Erich Foglar (President, ÖGB) joined the lively discussion.
2nd Heinrich Neisser Lecture
Michael Jonas and Simeon Hassemer wrote the book contribution „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Verbraucherforschung in Österreich“ in „Multiperspektivische Verbraucherforschung – Ansätze und Perspektiven“. The book discusses dimensions, subjects and approaches of consumer research from different perspectives.
We are proud to announce that Dagmar Rychnovská joined the research group TSST at the IHS as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow for the next two years. Dagmar holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and specializes in security studies. In her current project SECCON, she explores emerging security controversies in research and innovation governance, while drawing on security studies and science and technology studies. She will join the research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation.
The IHS research group for Techno-Science and Societal Transformation (TSST) participated in Roskilde, Denmark in the kick-off of their project “RiConfigure”. The project deals with Quadruple Helix innovation, RRI and governance challenges. IHS TSST is leading one of the social labs, the main methodological platform of the research, that looks at public service initiated quadruple helix innovation processes together with ÖBB and BMWF. The group is also leading the policy platform design and management work in the project as well as being a lead partner in the methodology development utilizing their experience in social labs via the NewHoRRIzon project. The project team is led by Elisabeth Frankus and Robert Braun.
On July 1st 2018, Austria will take over the presidency of the European Council. The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is the Austrian TEPSA member and will therefore organize the next TESPSA Pre-Presidency Conference. The Conference will take place on 7th and 8th of June 2018 at the IHS. TEPSA is a research network that focuses on the field of European affairs. It consists of 39 members - leading research institutes and universities throughout Europe. The Pre-Presidency Conference is TEPSA’s flagship activity, taking place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU prior to the beginning of its mandate. The main aim of the Conference is to bring together academics and researchers from the broad TEPSA network as well as policy-makers, media and civil society in order to discuss the agenda and challenges of the upcoming Council Presidencies. The TEPSA Pre-Presidency conference constitutes a major platform for communication and exchange between policy-makers and academia.
Chronic respiratory diseases are a burden not only for the patient suffering from them, but for society as a whole through the cost they create. The research group Health Economics and Health Policy conducted a study commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline to assess the economic costs of chronic respiratory diseases in Austria.
Study in the IHS Repository
Press release (in German)
The Research Group Health Economics and Health Policy collaborated with the research group Companies, Industries, Regions on a study for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on “Health Economics Austria – A Health Satellite Account for Austria”.
Study in the IHS Repository (in German)
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.