Beate Littig and Irina Zielinska contributed to a paper on a cross-country comparison of sustainable energy development in selected EU memebers, published at the Journal of Sustainability Research.

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Global economy remains weak

The global economy is expanding only moderately, with industry in particular experiencing a downturn. Due to these unfavourable international conditions, the domestic...

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In a new blog entry IHS-Fellow Martin Dolezal discusses, if the political landscape in Austria shifted away from the traditionally strong parties and associations.

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IHS attends this years European Health Forum from October 2-4. Thomas Czypionka takes part in a discussion on health policy and Miriam Reiss deals with ways on how to increase vaccination rates.

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Nadia Steiber and Stefan Vogtenhuber hold a presentation on human capital, asylum process durations and the employment outcomes of refugees in Austria at todays IAB-Colloquium.

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Economy Cools Further – Industry in Recession

Germany’s leading economics research institutes have revised their economic forecast for Germany significantly downward. Whereas in the spring they still...

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Robert Braun of the IHS research group TSST was an invited panelist at the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels, the official launch of the next framework programme for European research...

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The current IHS-Newsletter has been published and features upcoming events like the Symposium "Social Progress in and through education" or the spotlight interview with Karin Schönpflug.

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The NewHoRRIzon team, a H2020 project coordinated by the IHS research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation, has published its 2nd Policy Briefing, co-authored by Robert Braun.

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Martin Kocher co-authored a new IHS Working Paper titled "Dishonesty and Risk-Taking: Compliance Decisions of Individuals and Groups".

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IHS Fellow Martin Dolezal wrote a book contribution on conventional and unconventional democratic practices in Austria, published at the Innsbruck University Press.

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This years Vienna Healthcare Lectures take place from September 16th to 18th. They are focussed on finding ways towards a more patient-centered health care system.

An important task of public service...

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The research report on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree has been published by the IHS research group Higher Education Research and is available online.

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Alexander Lang co-authored a book chapter regarding the dignity of dying in Austria. The chapter summarizes findings of the research projekt "Sterbewelten".

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This years conference of the German Society for Sociology (DSG) is titled "Great Transformation: Modern Societies Future" and takes place from September 23-27. Beate Littig, coordinator of the IHS...

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Following the invitation by the European Commission to consult on the objectives for “Horizon Europe”, the IHS has submitted a statement today. The “general input” is separately available here.

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On August 29, the study “Gender Pricing” was presented to journalists and the public. Together with representatives from the Union of Public Services, Karin Schönpflug and Viktoria Eberhardt reported...

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Thomas Czypionka gave an assessment of the development of primary care in the ORF program "Wien heute" on 28 August.

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Alexander Lang presents the results of the published study “Genome Editing – Interdisciplinary Technology Assessment” to media representatives in Bern on 27 August 2019.

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At invitation by Praevenire Thomas Czypionka, Head of IHS Health Economics and Health Policy Group, took part in three discussions with stakeholders from the Austrian healthcare system in Alpbach. The...

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Michael Jonas will present some results of the "Repair & Do-it-yourself Urbanism" project at the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) in Manchester (UK) on Friday, August...

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Klaus Weyerstrass and Reinhard Neck wrote a paper on the macroeconomic effects of Serbia's Integration in the EU and the Euro Area, published in "International Advances in Economic Research".

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The preliminary program for the symposium "Rethinking Consumption" on October 17 and 18 is now online. Registration for the event is due to September 15.

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A research institute like IHS always has an incentive to publish as much of its research as possible, no matter who the client is. While there are sometimes reservations against an a priori...

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The upcoming Kunst@IHS exhibition features the artists Irena Eden and Stijn Lernout. Registration for the vernissage on September 18 via event@ihs.ac.at.

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The Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine (ÖPPM) holds its 3rd Annual Meeting at the Medical University of Vienna from October 14-15, 2019. While previous conferences were dedicated to raising...

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The preliminary program for the conference "Why (still) promote and advance women?" from November 21-22 has been finalized and is available online. Registration for the event is also open now.

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Solid growth prospects for the Austrian economy

The Austrian economy is on a solid growth path. For the period 2019 to 2023, the Institute expects real GDP to grow by an average of 1.6 % per year,...

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Johannes Starkbaum and Ulrike Felt published an article on "Negotiating the reuse of health-data" in the SAGE journal Big Data & Society.

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Thomas Czypionka contributed to a paper on knowledge-based measures to increase measles vaccination rates.

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IHS is currently looking for a human resources officer as well as a student assistant for the research group Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, both on a part time basis.

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Leopold Sögner and Jan Mutl wrote an article on parameter estimation and inference with spatial lags and cointegration, published in the journal Econometric Reviews.

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The current issue of the Health System Watch deals with the role of the food industry in the global rise of obesity.

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In the current Spotlight-Interview Marcel Fink talks about his current research projects and the major challenges to established social protection systems.

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The IHS study on behalf of Vetmeduni Vienna, the Austrian Chamber of Veterinaries and BMASK discusses various developments in the training and practice of veterinarians in Austria.

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Lorenz Lassnigg and Stefan Vogtenhuber published a paper on financing and institutions as the key elements of the future of adult education at Tampere University Press.

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Michael Jonas will present the results of the "Repair & Do-it-yourself Urbanism“ project at the workshop “Material Grassroots Politics – Doing Citizenship and the Political” on July 12th, University...

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The European Commission published its Flagship report on the Future of Road Transport. In the report, which presents the state of the art knowledge on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) for...

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Mario Steiner and Lorenz Lassnigg wrote a Policy Brief on the underestimated problems of selection and dropouts in the Austrian Educational System.

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Global economic weakness slows domestic exports

Since the second half of 2018, the global economy has expanded only moderately. In line with international developments, the upswing of the Austrian...

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The European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) take place from 26-29 June 2019 in Krakow. Launched by EISA in 2013, EWIS have fast established themselves as a vivacious place for the European...

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IHS research group EQUI published a study on the development of quality in gainful employment between 2005 and 2015, funded by the Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection.

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In his guest commentary in the "Wiener Zeitung" Jan Kluge evaluates the new reform of the taxi industry that will ultimately make the business model of companies like Uber obsolete.

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Public sector innovation is widely seen as a key for "doing things better". However, innovation per se will not necessarily lead to "the better" nor define what "the better" actually is.

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The new book by IHS Fellow Anna Durnová deals with Emotions in Times of Post-Factual Politics and will be published in October by Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Today the results of an IHS study on veterinary care in Austria were presented in a press conference together with the Vetmeduni Vienna and the Austrian Chamber of Veterinaries.

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The fourth symposium about rethinking consumption is taking place on October 17 and 18 at IHS. Papers and contributions can be submitted until July 15 to jonas@ihs.ac.at.

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Thomas Czypionka is a speaker at the WHO High-level Conference on Health Equity, taking place from June 11 to 13 in Ljubljana.

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Mika Nieminen will present results of the NewHoRRIzon project at the Nordic STS Conference 2019 on June 14th. The paper “Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of RRI in the EU RDI”,...

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Marcel Fink published an article on the reform of the 2010 Reform of the Minimum Income Scheme in Austria, describing the shift away from poverty- towards labor market policy.

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IHS has raised the Rainbow Flag on June 1st 2019 as a visible sign of support for the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, inter) community.

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There are currently 2 openings for Junior Researchers (f/m) in one of the following fields: Behavioral Economics, Education and Social (In-)Equality or Health Economics and Health Policy.

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Beate Littig has been called into the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, published by oekom verlag.

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Members of the IHS Research Group TSST (Johannes Starkbaum, Anna Gerhardus and Robert Braun) organize an international dialogue event for innovation practitioners and policymakers in Barcelona (hosted...

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The 4th Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance, organized by Manfred Deistler and Leopold Sögner took place at IHS last week.

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Magdalena Wicher and Erich Griessler will take part in this years Eu-SPRI Conference in Rome and hold an interactive Session titled "Toward new frameworks for monitoring mission-oriented research".

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IHS provided overall the most accurate economic forecasts in 2018 according to Focus Economics. Congratulations to the economic forecast team at IHS!

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Robert Braun takes part at the biannual Society for Philosophy and Technology conference in Texas on May 22nd and will talk about “Beyond biopolitics: the nomos of automobility”.

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The "Berufsverband Deutscher Soziologen" organizes a conference on the issue of sustainable living from May 24th-25th. Beate Littig will hold a presentation on the role of labor in the development of...

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"Netzwerk Hochschulforschung Österreich" is organizing its second conference titled "Rigour and Relevance - Hochschulforschung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Methodenstrenge und Praxisrelevanz" on May 22nd...

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The Mendel University in Bruno a conference on the Past, Present and Future of the Euro from May 16-17th. Klaus Weyerstrass will present his paper "How to deal with a non-cooperative government in a...

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The fourth "Praevenire Gesundheitstage" in Seitenstetten will take place from May 15th to 17th. The conference aims to bring about change in the health care system by including all relevant...

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Angela Wroblewski published a paper on the implementation of equality goals in effect-oriented control processes as part of the IHS Working Paper Series.

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The 18th Annual STS Conference - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies convenes in Graz from May 6th-7th. Several IHS members will take part in the conference. 

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Robert Braun wrote an IHS Working Paper on the Socio-Political Challenges of Delegating Human Decision-Making to Machines.

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The Ökobüro and the Chamber of Labor jointly organize a discussion on the future of labor and society on May 14. Beate Littig will hold the keynote on sustainable futures of labor from a...

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Dagmar Rychnovská will moderate a debate on the Future of the Norms-Based International Order on May 13 in Prague. The event is organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Czech Republic.

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OECD published its annual report on jobs and employment, presenting new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs. The report discusses how labour market...

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Martin Dolezal and Peter Grand published a book on authoritarian tendencies in Austria since 1945 together with Berthold Molden and David Schriffl.

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The third research conference by ESPAnet Austria convenes from April 25th to 26th in Innsbruck. Monika Riedel contributes a presentation on Migrants' Access to Social Protection in Austria.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a study that deals with the question whether or not people are able to afford paying for health care in Europe. Financial protection is central...

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Fighting educational poverty is one of the strategic goals of Europe 2020. In Austria the problem is bigger than it appears at first glance.

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Significant cooling of the economy – Political risks high

Germany’s leading economics research institutes have revised their forecasts for economic growth in 2019 significantly downward. They expect...

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In a project for the city of Vienna, IHS analyzed the situation of part-time employment in Vienna. In 2017 212.000 women and 91.000 men worked under 35 hours per week.

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Klaus Weyerstrass contributed to a Policy Report on how to revive productivity growth, published by the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research.

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On April 2nd the "Virtual Skills Lab" kicked off with a meeting of all partner organizations: IHS, AIT, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaft, Polycular OG and the consortiums...

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On April 4thThomas König will hold the lecture "Autonomy and Money: About the political economy of scientific research". The event is organized by the Arbeitskreis Wissenschaft und Verantwortlichkeit...

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The association for ergotherapy in Austria holds a two-day symposium on the 29th and 30th of March. Thomas Czypionka holds a keynote on the future of health care in Austria.

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Domestic demand supports growth

GDP growth in the euro area slowed further in the second half of 2018 and is likely to remain weak at the beginning of 2019. GDP growth in Austria also lost momentum...

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This Working Paper by Mario Steiner, Gabriela Pessl, and Andrea Kulhanek analyses inclusion of low-skilled adolescents into society, both along statistical data as well as from a biographical...

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The National Report on Education has been published by the Federal Institute of Educational Research. Its the fourth time after 2009, 2012 and 2015 that the comprehensive analyses of the Austrian...

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The annual EARMA Conference convenes in Bologna this week. Erich Griessler takes part in a workshop on responsible research and innovation in Horizon 2020.

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Michael Jonas wrote an article titled "On the Enactment of Roundabout Art: A Praxeological Analysis", published at City & Community journal.

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The Registration for this years Heinrich Neisser Lecture on April 10th with Austria's Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen is now open to public. Please register per Mail via hnl@ihs.ac.at.

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Business cycle, inflation, mobility: Economist Sebastian Koch in our interview (in German).

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Mario Steiner wrote a book contribution on the problem of educational poverty in Austria, published at Studienverlag.

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Robert Braun published his new book "Corporate Stakeholder Democracy. Politicizing Corporate Social Responsibility" at CEU Press.

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On 8th March 2019, IHS hosted the kick-off meeting for its new project “New applications of DNA analysis: prospects and risks. An interdisciplinary technology assessment.”

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On March 6th the second meeting of the Platform Register Research was held at IHS. Over 30 representatives of various research institutions participated.

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In their Working Paper Michael Jonas and Astrid Segert write about phenomenons and participants of Do-it-yourself Urbanism in Vienna.

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The 11. edition of the Nursing Care Management Forum takes place on March 7th and 8th in Vienna. Thomas Czypionka holds a presentation on new nursing care models in the health care sector.

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In the first IHS Working Paper 2019 Beate Littig, Georg Jochum and Thomas Barth analyse the socio-ecological transformation of working society.

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Robert Braun was one of the presenters at the 2019 European Blockchain Investment Congress in Vienna on the 1st of March in the Odeon Theater.

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Next Monday Dagmar Rychnovská will present her recent paper at an event at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, titled Hybrid Warfare in the Czech Context.

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The fourth ATHEA Conference for Health Economics takes place on March 1st at IHS. The program has been finalized and is available for download.

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In this blogpost, Florian Spitzer discusses the behavioral economics of mandatory vaccination, and if there are alternatives (in German).

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How difficult is it for refugees in Austria to find a job? Listen to the interview on Ö1 with Stefan Vogtenhuber (in German, available until 12 Feb)

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Last week the kick-off meeting for the five year lasting H2020 project SUPER_MoRRI was held in Karlsruhe. Members of IHS research group Techo-Science and Societal Transformation participated in the...

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In Austria, the share of women in business top positions is low, and declining. In her latest Insight Austria Blog entry, Clara Zwettler discusses strategies that aim at changes (in German).

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Beate Littig, Georg Jochum and Thomas Barth published an article titled "Nachhaltige Arbeit: machtpolitische Blockaden und Transformationspotenziale" in an issue of WSI-Mitteilungen.

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Abstracts of the last workshop on Labor Market Economics, organised by the Vienna Chamber of Labor in cooperation with IHS are available for download.

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Beate Littig and Irina Zielinska contributed to a paper on monitoring Sustainable Energy Development, comparing selected EU Members.

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Submit your abstract for the event "Why (still) promote and advance women?", taking place in November 2019, by March 31st to gender@ihs.ac.at.

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Johannes Pollak and Dario Castiglione wrote the book "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation" published at University of Chicago Press.

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The Institute for Advanced Studies is holding the Fourth Vienna Workshop on High Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance on May 16-17th 2019.

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Anna Durnová wrote the article "Understanding Emotions in Policy Studies through Foucalt and Deleuze", published in the current issue of "Politics and Governance".

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Stefanie Stadlober contributed to a paper dealing with the subjective perceptions of and experiences with the dependence on social assistance. The paper was published in the Working Paper Series of...

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As part of their recurring "Semesterfrage" the University of Vienna organizes a public discussion on January 14th on what unites Europe. The podium includes former Austrian prime minister Franz...

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Listen to the interview with Jan Kluge on reforming the passenger transportation market in Austria on Ö1 (in German; available until 2 January 2019).

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Slower global growth and high uncertainty weigh on domestic economy

In line with the slowdown in economic activity in the euro area, the strong growth of the domestic economy slowed markedly over the...

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Only 10 years after its inception, the European Research Council (ERC) is a well-established niche programme in the European research funding landscape. And, as it is dedicated to fund academic...

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Based on administrative datasets, LIMA provides reliable evidence about the labor market situation of different groups of migrants over time. The application allows for user defined enquiries.

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Sarah Zaussinger and Berta Terzieva published an article on the fear of stigmatisation among students with disabilities in the Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal Social Inclusion.

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As part of the IHS Sociological Series, Astrid Segert and Eliza Brunmayr published an article titled "Can Public Bike Sharing Systems Encourage Migrant Women to Use Bicycles?". Its available online.

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Dagmar Rychnovská has co-authored a paper on the rise of "information disorder" that undermines Western political principles.

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Angela Wroblewski and Angelika Striedinger published a research report on Equality in Science and Research. The study was founded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

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The new working paper in the IHS Economics Series by Jaroslava Hlouskova, Ines Fortin and Panagiotis Tsigaris deals with the consumption-investment decision of a prospect theory household.

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Raphaela Hyee contributed the article "The Future of Social Protection in a New World of Work" to a publication by The Parliamentary Network.

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Martin Kocher and Benjamin Bittschi wrote a Policy Brief on the Austrian Tax System that deals with the status quo and potentials for improvements.

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Raphaela Hyee and Marcel Fink contributed to the OECD publication "The Future of Social Protection - what works for non-standard workers?".

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On December 10th a survey on antisemitism will be presented by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in Brussels. The study has been conducted on behalf of the FRA by the Institute for Jewish Policy...

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Thomas König wrote a book contribution that deals with long term Minister of Education Heinrich Drimmel and the Austrian higher education policy of the post-war period.

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On 19 November the IHS research group for Techno-Science and Societal Transformation (TSST) and the Austrian Institute for Technology (AIT) held a joint workshop at IHS.

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The third edition of the Health System Watch 2018 deals with the use of Patient Reported Outcome and Experience Measures to assess clinical outcomes.

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In his Policy Brief, Jan Kluge examines the regulations of the passenger transportation market in Vienna and questions the established mode of business.

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Klaus Weyerstrass and Thomas Davoine take part in the annual conference of the European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research that takes place next week from November 19th-20th....

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Lorenz Lassnigg and Julia Bock-Schappelwein, WIFO, wrote an article about the debates on industry 4.0 and education as part of a book published by Springer.

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The Austrian Society of Operations Reserach and the Austrian Health Economics Association organise a workshop on the topic of "Health Care and Disaster Management."

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The Austrian Society for Sociology (ÖGS) organizes a symposium titled "Soziologie im Spannungsfeld von Studienplatzfinanzierung, Arbeitsmarkt und Gesellschaft" on November 30th at the Department for...

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IPEX, the InterParliamentary EU information eXchange, holds its National Correspondents Meeting from November 22nd-23rd in Tallinn. Katrin Auel will give a presentation on the Europeanisation of...

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The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) is offering up to 4 positions for a PhD in Finance. VGSF is the result of cooperation between three institutions: The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS),...

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Stefan Vogtenhuber, Nadia Steiber and Andrea Leitner published an article on the participation of refugees in the workforce as part of the IHS Sociological Series.

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Karin Schönpflug contributed to the article "If Queers were Counted: An Inquiry into European Socioeconomic Data on LGB(TI)QS", published in the Journal Feminist Economics.

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Martin Kocher commented on the rejection of the Italian budget proposal by the EU-Commission in the Austrian daily newspaper Die Presse. (Restricted Access)

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We congratulate Lucy Kinski on the Sowi-Doc.Award of the University of Vienna for her dissertation "Whom and how to Represent? National Parliamentarians and their Patterns of Representation in EU...

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Last week, the scientific conference titled "Sustainable Development: A new, global transformation type?" took place in Freiburg, Germany. The two-day event was organized by the Faculty of Environment...

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The term sustainable development has been around for 35 years - but outside of the debate not much else has happened since. Beate Littig discusses the need for concrete steps.

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Ines Fortin and Klaus Weyerstrass gave a presentation on “Evaluation of Economic Forecasts for Austria” in the Jour Fixe Budget- und Steuerpolitik, WIFO, based on joint work with Sebastian Koch. The...

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The fourth ATHEA Conference for Health Economics will take place on March 1st 2019. Submissions from all areas of health economics and policy are welcome. Deadline for submission is January 8th.

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The Austrian daily Der Standard published an interview with Martin Dolezal on protest culture in Austria.

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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.

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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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