Policy Briefs

IHS Policy Briefs are aimed at a broad target audience. They result from current research activities at the Institute and provide practice-oriented recommendations for political decision-makers, but also offer comprehensible background information for the media and the interested public.

Policy Briefs also highlight the broad interdisciplinary research at the IHS. They deal, for instance, with the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austrian tax system, the regulation of urban transport or the challenges facing education policy - to name but a few.


Recent Policy Briefs

In an IHS Policy Brief, Florian Spitzer, Kira Abstiens and Anna Walter explore how behavioural economics can help make information easier to understand.

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Christian Kimmich, Thomas König, Elisabeth Laa, Sarah Lappöhn and Martin Wagner address challenges that would arise from an acceleration of the energy transition. (in German)

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Martin Ertl, Susanne Forstner and Michael Reiter analyze the period 2016 to 2025 and provide recommendations for action based on an IHS study.

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A current Policy Brief, authored by Thomas Czypionka and Siegfried Eisenberg, analyzes the currently available studies on the SARS-CoV-2 variant omicron.

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List of Policy Briefs

All Policy Briefs at IHS are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and can be read and downloaded at the Institutional Repository.