The Heinrich Neisser Lecture is an annual lecture to discuss issues with public significance arising from research in economics and social sciences. It is held to honor Prof. Dr. Heinrich Neisser. Heinrich Neisser has been a successful politician, holding important positions in the Austrian government. He also has been, and continues to be, an esteemed social scientist, having taught at various universities and published numerous books and articles. For many years, Heinrich Neisser also was the President of the IHS, therefore playing a decisive role in shaping the institute's development.