IHS hosted the 1st Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting

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 Reserve Board), Tommaso Proietti (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School) and David Turner (OECD), and attracted more than 90 researchers for a lively exchange of ideas on economic forecasting.

Publication: Towards Sustainable Practices: a Practice-theoretical Case Study of a Cohousing Project

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 Consumption: Research and Action for Societal Transformation’ (Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption).
Links:
Publication on Editor's website
Publication in the IHS Repository

Current Job Openings at the IHS

Senior Researcher

The Research Group Labor Market and Social Policy  is currently looking for a Senior Researcher.
Links:
Job ad here (pdf in German)

Student Assistant

The Research Group Labor Market and Social Policy  is currently looking for a Student Assistant.
Links:
Job ad here (pdf in German)

Researcher

The Research Group Companies, Industries, Regions is currently looking for a Researcher (Economist).
Links:
Job ad here (pdf in German).

Employee for Public Relations

The IHS is currently looking for an Employee for Public Relations part-time.
Links:
Job ad here (pdf in German).

Beate Littig at Future Earth Summit 2018

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 German Future Earth Summit

Klaus Weyerstrass on Total Factor Productivity

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 Total Factor Productivity' on Feb 13, 2018 at the Federal Ministry for Digital, Business and Enterprise (Wirtschaftsministerium).
Links:
Klaus Weyerstrass
Link to Registration

Art@IHS

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 Palais Strozzi. This time she invited Sophie Dvořák to present her art at IHS. On January 23, 2018 her works can be viewed from 6 pm onwards in the Salon and adjacent rooms.
To register please send an email to event(at)ihs.ac.at.
Links:
Art@IHS

Benjamin Bittschi on Family Bonus

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

New publication: Societal transformation, social innovations and sustainable consumption

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 – Research and action for societal transformation’ (Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption).
Links:
Publication on Editor's website
Publication in the IHS Repository

Event: Weis(s)e Wirtschaft – Experts Evaluate

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 Health Policy, will be participating in the panel discussion.

Links:

Registration

Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2017 – 2019

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 anticipated, the Austrian economy is expected to grow by 2.7 % and 1.9 % respectively, in 2018 and 2019. The labour market is benefiting from the high economic activity, with unemployment expected to fall to 8 % by 2019, down from 9 % in 2016. Over the forecasting horizon, inflation should amount to slightly above 2 % and thus remain well above the euro area average. The period of high growth should be used to achieve a sustainable budgetary stance and to implement urgently needed structural reforms.
Links:
Press information of December 21, 2017 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Presentation (pdf - in German only)
Economic Forecast

New H2020 Project: Governance Models of Quadruple Helix Innovation Processes

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 helix innovation processes. In the three year 3.5 million euro project IHS TSST, the second largest contributor to the consortium, is working together in Austria with the Open Innovation Lab of ÖBB and the Open Innovation team of the BMVIT. The project is managed by Robert Braun from TSST group.

Publication: Convergence and Structural Change in Romanian Regions

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 „Rückkehr“ nach Europa' (edited by Barbu, Daniel and Richter, Julia and Schippel, Larisa, nap new academic press).
Links:
Publication on Editor's website
Publication in the IHS Repository

Katrin Auel at 14th International DASI Conference

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 Vienna on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 and is placed under the motto “We need to talk about Europe: The European Union’s challenges and opportunities ahead”.
Links:
Conference Website
Registration

Conference Arbeit - Lebensführung - Nachhaltigkeit: Videos now online

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 University of Hamburg.
Links:
Video Catalog (in German)    
Program (pdf in German)

Public Lecture: Rethinking Democracy for an Interconnected World.

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 concern is the failure of the understanding of democracy as delegation with accountability. Read more on the lecture and her findings here.

Workshop on Labor Market Economics - Presentations online

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 protection rules, and unemployment. The presentations are now available online.
Links:
Presentations

Art@IHS

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, 2018, presenting artworks by Sophie Dvořák at IHS.
From left to right: Ralf Böckle, Josef Mantl (Deputy District Chairperson Josefstadt), Sophie Dvořák, Melissa Lumbroso, Martin Kocher.
Links:
Art@IHS

Sebastian Koch on Inflation

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)

Martin Kocher on the Government Program

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)

New Publication: Nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltiger Konsum, nachhaltige Arbeit: The Greening of Capitalism?

Beate Littig together with Karl-Michael Brunner wrote a book contribution about 'Nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltiger Konsum, nachhaltige Arbeit: The Greening of Capitalism?' in 'Die sozial-ökologische Transformation der Welt. Ein Handbuch' (Campus, 2017).

Links:
Preview of the Book
Publication in the IHS Repository

New Publication: Health Economical analysis of the Austrian pharmacy system

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 health economical perspective conducted by Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Markus Pock and Miriam Reiss.
Links:
Executive Summary in the IHS Repository (in German)
Report in the IHS Repository (in German)

Mediacoverage about the study:
Newspaper article on Der Standard online (in German)
Ö3-Nachrichten starting at 04:13 (in German)

Two New IHS Working Papers in the Economics Series Available

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 by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer et al: Grandmothers' Labor Supply.
Links:
Working Paper Richard Sellner in the IHS Repository
Working Paper Rudolf Winter-Ebmer in the IHS Repository
IHS Economics Series

New Project: Autonomous Mobility Strategy of Austria

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 der Personenmobilität'. The project brings evidence based policy advice to Austria Tech and BMVIT regarding the autonomous mobility strategy of Austria. IHS TSST is responsible for social impacts to be explored by focus group interviews and a consensus conference. The project is managed by Elisabeth Frankus and Robert Braun of TSST.

Links:

Website future.lab