Panel Discussion “Zukunftschance Demografie”

On March 16, Monika Riedel presented the results of a report on demographic challenges commissioned by the WKO Austria. She also participated in the following panel discussion.
Summary and pictures of the event (Website WKO - in German)
Research Report in the IHS Repository (in German)

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

Final Presentation: Monitoring the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation

On March 6 and 7, 2018 the findings of a large-scale, EU funded, international research project with IHS participation were presented in Brussels to experts and the public. The project developed and tested indicators for European monitoring of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in research performing and research funding organizations. The empirical program included large-scale survey based data collection among European research performing and research funding organizations and researchers as well as an extensive set of case-studies addressing the benefits of RRI for society, economy, science and democracy.
MoRRI website (reports and presentations)

IHS presents Overview on Effects of Ban on Smoking in Catering Business

A decline in revenues due to a mandatory ban on smoking in restaurants seems rather unlikely, states a recent research conducted by the IHS for the NÖ GKK.
Press release (pdf 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)

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)

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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

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