In their recent paper, Anna Durnová and Melanie Goisauf write about the "appropriateness" of research and consent practices related to biobanking in Austria.

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Katrin Auel contributed to the "Handbuch Europäische Union" with an article on the role of national parliaments since the Treaty of Lisbon.

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The program of the 1st ESS-SHARE User conference on November 23rd has been finalized and is available for download. The conference will start at 9.00 pm and features a broad spectrum of topics.

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The Vienna Joint Economic Seminar series starts tomorrow with Peter Wakken, Erasmus University Rotterdam. The seminars will take place every Thursday at the Department of Economics, University of...

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Last week Robert Braun, part of the research group for Techno Science and Societal Transition, participated in the Software Day 2018, organized by the "Verband Österreichischer Sicherheits-Ingenieure"...

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Robust domestic demand, high external risks

Following an increase of 2.6 % in the previous year, the Austrian economy continued to grow strongly in the first half of the current year. Amidst moderate...

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This winter semester IHS contributes to the inter-university seminar "Multiple Sustainability: Interpretation, Analyses and Politics of Sustainable Development" at the University of Vienna. The...

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In the new edition of "Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter" (WKO) Benjamin Bittschi, Martin Kocher and Klaus Weyerstrass analyse the "post-Brexit" Multiannual Framework 2021-2027.

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As part of the first ATHEA PhD-workshop, Dr. Peter Zweifel, Zurich University, will give a lecture on "End-of-life healthcare expenditure: testing economic explanations using a discrete choice...

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Last week the results of the best2-survey were presented in Berlin. For the second time since 2011 the study evaluated the situation of students with health-related impairments that impede their...

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The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 1st Joint ESS & SHARE User Meeting has been extended to October 5th. Send your abstract or paper to ess_share_2018@ihs.ac.at.

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Alexander Lang published a new IHS Working Paper, analyzing parliamentary Enquete-Commission “Dignity at the End of Life” . The paper has been published in German.

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Germany’s leading economics research institutes have downwardly revised their forecasts for 2018 and 2019. They now expect economic output to increase by 1.7 percent in 2018, and not 2.2 percent as...

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According to the EUROSTUDENT Study the average Austrian Student is 26,7 years old and therefore older than students in other European Countries. Angelika Grabher-Wusche argues that the late entry in...

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Smoking is the direct cause of a multitude of diseases and therefore leads to substantial costs inside as well as outside of the health care system. IHS conducted a study on behalf of the Lower...

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Katrin Auel published the policy brief "The champions of Euroscepticism? Austria´s citizens and the EU" for the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). Austria has long been among the EU...

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Anna Durnová contributed to the anthology "Mensch und Endlichkeit: Die Institutionalisierung des Lebensendes zwischen Wissenschaft und Lebenswelt" with her article "Intimität regieren (lassen)?" publi...

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Yesterday the field phase for the 9th round of the European Social Survey has started in Austria and will last presumably 14 weeks. Up to 110 interviewer will conduct at least 2.498 face-to-face...

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The book presentation of TEPSAs new book "The Future of Europe - Views from the Capitals" will be presented next week on the 26th of September at the Presseclub Concordia. Katrin Auel will chair the...

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Last week the biannual conference by the International Long Term Care Policy Network (ILPN) on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care took place from September 10th-12th at the Vienna University of...

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The conference "Transition Impossible? Ambiguous Transformations and the Resilience of Unsustainability" will be held from September 19th-21st at the Vienna University for Economics and Business....

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Klaus Weyerstrass published the Policy Brief '"How to Boost Productivity in the EU" for the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research (EconPol). Advances in total factor productivity...

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Markus Kraus and Thomas Czypionka contributed to the article "Defining good health and care from the perspective of persons with multimorbidity: results from a qualitative study of focus groups in...

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Robert Braun and Erich Griessler published the paper "More democratic research and innovation" in the Journal of Science Communication. For decades the idea that scientists, policy makers and industry...

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For almost 20 years now, the idea of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has been an emerging priority of the European Research Arena. The new proposal for the budget framework that will follow...

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The Austrian daily Der Standard published an op-ed by IHS Fellow Max Kasy on two key issues for Austria's government: reforming group taxation and adapting the European asylum regime. There is...

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In the most recent issue of Science Magazine, Erich Griessler and Milena Wuketich, among other researchers, have published an open letter explaining why the next EU Framework Programme on Research,...

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Markus Kraus and Thomas Czypionka contributed to the article "Strengthening the evidence-base of integrated care for people with mulit-morbidity in Europe using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis...

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As part of the IHS Economics Series Bernhard Schmidpeter and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer published their working paper titled "How do Automation and Offshorability Influence Unemployment Duration and...

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A new book by Anna Durnová analyses debates on the end-of-life controversy. "The Politics of Intimacy" has been published with University of Michigan Press in July 2018.

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This year, the Initiative Growth in Transition is organizing its fourth international conference, titled "Europe´s Transformation: Where People Matter", on 14-15 November 2018 at the Austrian Center...

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We are living in a world which simultaneously praises science as a source of progress and is anxious about the risks it might entail. In a time of increasing global connectedness, how do we think...

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"The Futute of Europe: Views from the Capitals" sheds light on the political dynamics within EU member states and contributes to discussions concerning European integration.

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For some time now, public debate over the Austrian educational system is torn between scandalization and exaggerated expectations. High costs and poor performance are being criticized while at the...

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Growth should be supported by structural reforms

The Austrian economy is currently booming. In the coming years, it will lose momentum and will return to a solid growth path. Between 2018 and 2022,...

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In a cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, IHS will analyze scenarios of potential uncertainty to help develop counter measures. "In a worldwide perspective, complex and fragile...

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During the two-day Berufsbildungsforschungskonferenz in Steyr, Mario Steiner held the presentation "Sozialer Fortschritt durch (Berufs-)Bildung?". The presentations starting point was the observation...

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Intergenerational Allocation of Long-Run Risk

In an OeNB funded project, IHS will study the optimal design of a public pension system, taking into account the long-run risks that households face. The...

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Robert Braun and Erich Griessler will chair the NewHoRRIzon session at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse. ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated...

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On the occasion of the ESA Conference “Inequality & uncertainty: current challenges for cities” in Madrid, organized by the ESA Research Network 37 (Urban Sociology), June 27-29, Michael Jonas gave a...

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Ines Fortin and Jaroslava Hlouskova published with Jesus Crespo Cuaresma the article “Exchange Rate Forecasting and the Performance of Currency Portfolios” in the Journal of Forecasting, exploring the...

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GDP growth decelerates, global uncertainty increases

Austria’s economic growth is expected to have remained very high in the first half of 2018. Against the background of weaker growth in the euro...

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What are good models to forecast commodity prices, do commodity price forecasts depend on the state of the economy (e.g., on whether uncertainty is high or low), and what variables are the key players...

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IHS announces a Call for Papers for the 1st Joint ESS & SHARE User Meeting. The meeting aims at discussing research findings based on analyses of ESS and/or SHARE data from a comparative and/or...

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IHS researcher Mario Steiner was interviewed on reductions in the minimum benefits system in the Ö1 Morgenjournal. These will not only affect immigrants, but also Austrians. People who have not...

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On June 22nd, 23rd the NewHoRRIzon project held its third Consortium meeting in Berlin at Fraunhofer Forum. The Consortium discussed preliminary lessons from the first series of workshops of its 19...

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Erasmus+ is one of the most remarkable programs of the EU. It supports the international mobility of students as well as teachers and offers valuable experiences abroad. Furthermore, staying abroad...

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Anna Durnová spoke about the results of her FWF project ‘Negotiating Truth’ as they relate to current post-factual times at the conference ‘200 Jahre Semmelweis’ on June 21, 2018. She also contributed...

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Rudolf Winter-Ebmer published (with Wolfgang Frimmel, Thomas Horvath and Mario Schnalzenberger) the article "Seniority Wages and the Role of Firms in Retirement" in the Journal of Public Economics...

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The "Network for Socio-Ecological Transformation" hast been awarded the second place in the Sustainability Awards, organized by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Federal...

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Magdalena Wicher will give a talk at the symposium: "Digitale Zukunft sozial gerecht gestalten" which is organised by the president of the Federal Council. Her contribution with the title: „Coding:...

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A new article has been published in the IHS Working Paper series. Peter Koller, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, wrote the paper "Überlegungen zur Weiterentwicklung der...

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IHS researcher Beate Littig contributed to the article "Sustainable Labor - Promoting the Social-Ecological Transformation of the Labor Economy" that has been published in the journal GAIA. The...

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The NewHoRRIzon project published its first policy brief, coordinated and written by Robert Braun of IHS and co-authored by Michael Bernstein of Genok with contributions from the NewHoRRIzon team. The...

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Curator Melissa Lumbroso invites artists at irregular intervals to create and present artworks in and for the spaces at Palais Strozzi. The second event of the series Kunst@IHS took place on June 4,...

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IHS Director Martin Kocher contributed to a policy report by the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research (EconPol) about the potential role for a European minister of economy and...

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IHS competence center Insight Austria has published a study that evaluates measurements against tobacco consumption among youth from a behavioral economic point of view. The findings support the call...

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Thomas Czypionka will give a keynote speech at a discussion about innovation in medicine at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz on June 6th. The health system is characterized by a special dynamic,...

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The IHS TSST research group is running a series of one day consensus conferences in four European cities - Aarhus, Athens, Vienna and Vilnus - in the framework of the ENERI project on research ethics...

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FocusEconomics has analysed economic forecasters for more than 80 countries worldwide, awarding the top forecasters for main macroeconomic indicators of each country. We´re happy and proud that the...

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The European Commission published insights from the MoRRI project that was monitoring the evolution and benefits of responsible research and innovation in Europe over the past three and a half years....

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Rudolf Winter-Ebmer wrote (with Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter, Andrea Weber and Stefan Pittner) an article “Analysing plant closure effects using time-varying mixture-of-experts Markov chain clustering”...

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The Austrian Government presented their reform of the Health Insurance Funds that is about to be implemented by fall this year. According to plan the 21 different fund will be merged into four big...

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Beate Littig wrote an article “Good Work? Sustainable work and sustainable development: a critical gender perspective from the Global North” published in the “Special Issue of Globalizations: Labour...

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The past months Facebook has been heavily criticized for multiple data violation issues regarding the unlimited and unsupervised collection of data. Maximilian Kasy writes about the consequences of...

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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...

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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...

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Michael Jonas and Simeon Hassemer wrote the book contribution „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer Verbraucherforschung in Österreich“ in „Multiperspektivische Verbraucherforschung – Ansätze und...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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IHS announces that the Institute's Annual Report for 2017 is available online.
IHS Annual Report 2017 (pdf in German)

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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 TEPSA...

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The “Young Research” series (DiePresse) features an article by Alice Grancy about  Anna Durnová and her research focus.
Links:
Press article
Anna Durnová

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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 –...

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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...

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Beate Littig will give a talk on “Sustainable Work? A Socio-ecological and Feminist Perspective” on May 16, 2018 at a research group meeting organized by the Department Socioeconomics, WU Vienna, in...

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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...

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On April 29, 2018 Thomas Czypionka was discussant in the show "Im Zentrum". Claudia Reiterer debated with experts on the government bill on the reform of the health insurance funds. Thomas Czypionka,...

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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...

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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...

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On April 22, 2018 Martin Kocher was invited to the ORF Pressestunde. The following topics (among others) were discussed: the federal budget, development of the business location Austria, reforms in...

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New Working Paper in the Economics Series by Martin Kocher et al.: More Opportunity, More Cooperation? The Behavioral Effects of Birthright Citizenship on Immigrant Youth.
Links:
Working Paper in the...

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The paper "On the Political Feasibility of Increasing the Legal Retirement Age" by Benjamin Bittschi and Berthold Wigger (KIT Karlsruhe) was presented at the CESifo Area Conference on Employment and...

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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...

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Egbert Dierker wrote an article published in the Economic Theory Bulletin: "Initial shares can cause Pareto improvements when markets are incomplete".
Links:
Publication in the IHS Repository

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On April 26, 2018 Beate Littig will give a lecture entitled "Gerechtigkeit, Ökologie und Gleichberechtigung - oder: Gute Arbeit für alle" in Berlin as part of the series "Transformation unserer Welt -...

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Following the talk of Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) on April 23, 2018 a panel discussion will take place. Beate Littig, Ika Darnhofer and Sigrid Stagl are invited to speak at the panel.
Links:
Zen...

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In his contribution to the LSE EUROPP blog Robert Braun argues, "Instead of asking whether we need self-driving vehicles, why not ask whether we need cars at all?" He suggests that the development of...

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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)...

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On 9 April, the newly constituted Scientific Advisory Board met for the first time. Points of discussion concerned the recent development of the institute and its agenda until 2020. In the picture:...

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A new study by Stefan Vogtenhuber finds that social origin effects on education are lower in coordinated economies, and labor market outcomes are more based on merit, than in less regulated liberal...

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Katrin Auel and Resul Umit wrote an article in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations: ‘Explaining MPs’ communication to their constituents: Evidence from the UK House of...

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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.
Links:
Summary and...

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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...

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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.
Link:
Press release (pdf in German)

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

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Economic cycle hits its 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...

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

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Anna Durnová will give an invited talk on "Understanding emotions in post-factual politics" at Charles University Prague on March 15, 2018. She will present the results of her project "Negotiating...

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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.
Link:
Project website

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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.
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On March 16, 2018 Monika Riedel will present the results of a report on demographic challenges commissioned by the WKO Austria. She will also participate in the following panel discussion on the...

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In ZIB 24 of March 7, 2018 Martin Kocher explains EU responses to US President Trump's tariffs and who would be hit hardest.
Link:
ZIB 24 of March 7, 2018 (in German)

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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.
Links:
Staff list of the movie
Trailer on...

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Beate Littig gave a talk on ‘Lebensführung revisited. Zur Aktualisierung eines Konzepts im Kontext der sozial-ökologischen Transformationsforschung‘ at the conference ‘Transformationen alltäglicher...

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Michael Jonas wrote the book contribution ‘Moralisierung der Marktsphäre? – Verantwortungszuschreibung in der Inszenierung von Fairtrade‘ in ‘Reflexive Responsibilisierung – Verantwortung für...

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Stefan Vogtenhuber, David Baumegger and Lorenz Lassnigg examine supply-demand relationships on the Austrian labor market between 1994 and 2015. Due to educational expansion and structural shifts in...

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"In the tourism sector the funding will be increased, on the other hand the government wants to cut funding - this is a contradiction" says Benjamin Bittschi in an interview about budgetary plans of...

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Daniela Grozea-Helmenstein and Iain Paterson co-authored a study on macroregional strategies and their links with cohesion policy contracted by the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional...

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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...

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Organized by Martin Wagner and Robert Kunst the 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting took place on February 15-16, 2018. The workshop featured four keynote speakers, Gianni Amisano (Federal...

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Daniela Grozea-Helmenstein wrote a book contribution together with Günther Grohall and Christian Helmenstein about ‘Convergence and Structural Change in Romanian Regions’ published in 'Rumäniens...

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On 22th and 23th January, 2018 Michael Jonas participated at the methodological workshop „Zugänge schaffen“ that was organised by JProf. Sabine Nover, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar...

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Katrin Auel participates in the 14th International DASI Conference organised by current students of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. This year’s conference takes place at the Diplomatic Academy of...

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Beate Littig and Michaela Leitner wrote a book contribution about ‘Towards Sustainable Practices: a Practice-theoretical Case Study of a Cohousing Project’ in ‘Social Innovation and Sustainable...

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Videos of the conference 'Arbeit - Lebensführung - Nachhaltigkeit', which was organized by Beate Littig and took place from January 25-26, 2018 in Hamburg are now available on the video portal of the...

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On 1 February, Simona Piattoni, University Trento and visiting Professor at the IHS, presented her latest book project, in which she analyses fundamental ailings of modern democracy. Her greatest...

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Beate Littig is a co-organizer of the session 'Transformative indicators and the transformation of work' which takes place at the Future Earth Summit on February 8-9, 2018 in Berlin.

Links:

3rd...

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On 10 November 2017, IHS hosted the annual workshop on labor market economics. It was an opportunity for social scientists to discuss pressing topics such as the development of wages, maternity...

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Curator Melissa Lumbroso invites artists at irregular intervals to create and present artworks in and for the spaces at Palais Strozzi. The first event of the series Art@IHS took place on January 23,...

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On occasion of the AW Lectures (Foreign Trade Lectures) at the Federal Ministry for Digital, Business and Enterprise Klaus Weyerstrass will talk about 'Development, Determinants and Relevance of the...

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In the Ö1 Mittagsjournal of January 17, 2018, Sebastian Koch commented on the inflation in an interview with Helene Seelmann.
Links:
ö1 Mittagsjournal of Jan 17, 2018 (in German)

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The first event of the series Art@IHS will take place on January 23, 2018. Curator Melissa Lumbroso invites artists at irregular intervals to create and present artworks in and for the spaces at...

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On January 12, 2018, Martin Kocher was invited to the OE1 Saldo to comment on the government program in an interview with Astrid Petermann.
Links:
Saldo of Jan 12, 2018 on OE1 (in German only)

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Benjamin Bittschi was interviewed on the Family Bonus in the Ö1 Morgenjournal.
Link:
Ö1 Morgenjournal (Jan 11, 2018) (in German)

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Michael Jonas wrote a book contribution about ‘Societal transformation, social innovations and sustainable consumption in an era of metamorphosis’ in ‘Social innovation and sustainable consumption –...

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On January 17th IHS and Die Weis(s)e Wirtschaft are hosting a panel discussion on the new Austrian Government’s health policy plans. Thomas Czypionka, head of the research group Health Economics and...

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Beate Littig together with Karl-Michael Brunner wrote a book contribution about 'Nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltiger Konsum, nachhaltige Arbeit: The Greening of Capitalism?' in 'Die...

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The research group Health Economics and Health Policy recently published a research report commissioned by the Austrian Pharmacists’ Association, an analysis of the Austrian pharmacy system from a...

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High growth remains broad-based

The Austrian economy is expected to have grown by 3.1 % in 2017. As the global economy should continue to expand vigorously, and robust domestic growth can be...

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IHS Techno-Science and Societal Transformation Research Group is member of a winning consortium for a H2020 project lead by the Danish Board of Technology exploring governance models of quadruple...

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Two new Working Papers in the IHS Economics Series available, one by Richard Sellner: Non-discriminatory Trade Policies in Structural Gravity Models Evidence from Monte Carlo Simulations., the other...

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IHS Techno-Science and Societal Transformation Research Group, together with the Future Lab of TU and other consortium members, has been awarded the project 'Systemszenarien Automatisiertes Fahren in...

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