This page is dedicated to the employees of the IHS, who will be introduced via short interviews on a monthly basis. The Interviews focus on the personal as well as the academic background of the people constituting the IHS. Older articles will be archived and are accessible on this page.
Elisabet Torggler is head of the library at the Institute for Advanced Studies. In this interview, she talks about how digitalization affects her work and how it will change in the future.
Karim Bekhtiar is a PhD student and has been at the IHS since 2018. His research focuses on labor market economics and technological change, among other things.
Kerstin Plank is a socio-economist and part of the research group "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Economic Structures". Her expertise lies in the interface of society, economy and environment. In this interview she gives an insight into her research.
Marcel Seifert is part of the IHS Behavioral Economics Research Group since 2021. In the interview, he explains what he sees as the key to more climate protection and sustainability and what role IHS plays in this.
Harald Hutter is data protection officer at IHS. In the interview, he talks about the role of data protection in research and why 2023 is an anniversary year for both the institute and himself.
Anna Dibiasi is a higher education researcher at the IHS and recently led the Matura student survey, which was conducted for the first time.
Felix Schröter is an economist and has been working at IHS since 2023. He is part of the research group European Governance, Public Finance and Labor Market and deals with fiscal policy, among other topics.
Elisabeth Laa has been at the IHS since 2021, where she works in the research group for regional science and environmental research, primarily on projects in the context of renewable energies and the energy transition.
Siegfried Eisenberg joined IHS in 2021 and is part of the research group for Health Economics and Health Policy.
Laura Wiesböck is a sociologist and joined IHS in April 2022. She is part of the Education and Employment research group and conducts research on social inequality. In 2018, her monograph "In Better Company. In 2018, she published her monograph In Better Company.
Sabine Neuhofer has been at the IHS since fall 2021. The sociologist is part of Insight Austria and currently working on several research projects.
Peter Grand is a political scientist and works at IHS as a senior researcher in the research group European Governance, Public Finance and Labor Markets.
Nora Haag joined IHS in 2018, then as a student assistant. Today, the sociologist conducts research in the field of higher education research and has most recently been involved in a project on student monitoring.
Martin Ertl joined IHS in May 2021 and works as an economist in the Macroeconomics and Business Cycle Research Group.
Robert Baun is a senior researcher at IHS and currently working on the concept of post-automobility.
Kira Abstiens is a Researcher at IHS and works in the research group for Behavioral Economics, Insight Austria. She studied psychology in Vienna and is interested in health and sustainability topics as well as science communication.
Alexander Lang has been at the IHS since 2011 and explored a series of different topics in his research, including technology assessments, responsible research, and examining the notion of “good death". He is part of the research group Science, Technology and Social Transformation and currently working on his dissertation.
Isabella Juen is a sociologist and has been part of the institute since 2018. In addition to her part-time position at the IHS research group EQUI, she works as a project coordinator at the Institute for Strategic Analysis.
Christian Kimmich is part of the IHS research group Regional Science and Environmental Research, newly formed in 2021, and focuses on environmental economics and decision-making processes.
Sophie Fößleitner is a health economist in the IHS research group Health Economics and Health Policy and is working on her dissertation as a junior researcher.
Andreas Huber is a historian and sociologist and at IHS since 2019. He is responsible for processing the institute's archives and for his book "Der Deutsche Klub", which he wrote together with Linda Erker and Klaus Taschwer, on the shortlist for the Science Book of the Year.
Johannes Starkbaum has been at IHS since 2018. In the IHS research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation he is working on participatory and sustainable innovation processes.
Christian Neubauer is a political scientist and part of the IHS research group European Governance and Public Finance. His research interests include public opinion, voting behavior and party politics.
Anna Durnová currently works as an Elise Richter Research Fellow at the competence center Insight Austria. In her work, she is primarily concerned with the interplays between emotions and knowledge in politics.
Miriam Reiss has already been at the IHS since 2013. As a member of the research group Health Economics and Health Policy, the last couple of weeks were particularly interesting for her.
Richard Sellner has been at IHS for more than 10 years and has also been a member of the Economic Forecast Group for almost a year. He is part of the Macroeconomics and Economic Policy research group. In the Spotlight interview, he talks about his research interests and home office routine in times of the corona crisis.
Sarah Lappöhn works in the research group Companies, Industries, Regions on regional studies. In her doctoral thesis she focuses on Brazil and examines the effects of different agricultural systems on different dimensions of poverty and inequality.
Sociologist Vlasta Zucha joined IHS in fall 2019 and works in the research group Higher Education Research. Before joining IHS she gained seven years of experience as project manager at Statistik Austria.
Stefan Vogtenhuber is an educational sociologist and part of the research group in_Equality and Education. He deals with educational processes and the outcomes of education and is part of IHS since 2004.
Elisabeth Frankus is a Senior Researcher at the IHS research rroup Techno-Science and Societal Transformation and works on fostering responsible research and innovation, participation and the mobility of the future. Since this year, she is also coordinating the research platform Science Goes Public.
Karin Schönpflug is part of the competence center Security and Stability and recently published a study on gender pricing in Austria.
Marcel Fink, member of the research group Labour Market and Social Policy, works on issues of social policy in all its varieties and consequently deals with the question of what changes in social policy mean for social participation and inclusion.
Axel Sonntag works as a senior researcher with Insight Austria in the field of behavioural economics.
Susanne Forstner is part of the research group European Governance and Public Finance and currently involved in a EU-project that assesses the impacts of global trends on the tax system.
Sebastian Koch works in the research group Macroeconomics and Economic Policy and specializes in the issues of pricing and inflation.
Bianca Thaler works in the reserach group Higher Education Research, in a current project she deals with the tracking of Students at nine Universities.
Jan Kluge studied economics in Dresden and focuses on issues regarding regional economy. He is part of the research group Companies, Industries, Regions and recently published a Policy Brief dealing with regulations in the passenger transport business.
Markus Kraus is a member of IHS since 15 years and works at the research group Health Economics and Health Policy. He is currently involved with an EU-funded project regarding integrated care for people with multimorbidity.
Nadia Steiber joined the IHS at the beginning of 2018 and works in the research group in_Equality and Education on the topics of education, labor market and social inequality. At the moment she is involved in multiple projects including labor market integration of migrants in Austria and social progress in education and work.
Dagmar Rychnovská joined the IHS as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the beginning of May 2018 and will be working for two years with the research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and specializes in Security Studies.