IHS Newsletter June
In a research report commissioned by ÖBAG, Hermann Kuschej, Hanspeter Hanreich and Alexander Schnabl discussed the financial and economic effects of gambling addiction and illegal gambling in Austria. The study highlights the serious health consequences for players and associated high social costs. The increasing range of online gambling games and the low-threshold access through smartphones are intensifying the problem. In a research report commissioned by ÖBAG, Hermann Kuschej, Hanspeter Hanreich and Alexander Schnabl discussed the financial and economic effects of gambling addiction and illegal gambling in Austria. The study highlights the serious health consequences for players and associated high social costs. The increasing range of online gambling games and the low-threshold access through smartphones are intensifying the problem.
In an IHS Policy Brief, Monika Riedel outlines an expansion of long-term care capacities as a possible contribution to overcoming the current economic and health crisis. She argues that such an expansion will achieve other positive effects nationwide in addition to the primary goal – the care of people in need of care: Jobs would be created and gender equality and regional development goals supported.
On June 24, IHS and WIFO will present their respective forecasts on the development of the Austrian economy. Will the recently forecast recovery of the global economy continue? What is the impact of the current course of the COVID-19 pandemic and what structural reforms should be tackled now? These questions will be answered by the economists of IHS and WIFO during the press conference.
New IHS Director: Candidate Hearings Completed
On May 25, the hearings for the new scientific director of IHS were concluded. On the basis of a tripartite proposal, at which the Appointment Committee explains the assessment of the suitability of the candidates to the Board of Trustees of IHS, the new scientific director of the Institute will be appointed at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 30.
Winner of the "Complexity and Macroeconomics Prize”
IHS Researcher Michael Miess and IHS Fellow Sebastian Poledna are among the winners of the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Complexity Prize. In their award-winning work "Economic Forecasting with an Agent-Based Model", Sebastian Poledna and Michael Miess, together with Cars Hommes, designed, implemented, and simulated a new prototype of agent-based modeling (ABM).
IHS-Blog: Who should pay for a CO2 tax?
In the IHS blog, Kerstin Plank, Alexander Schnabl and Lorenz Wimmer focus on the concept of a CO2 tax as a possible instrument to reduce CO2 emissions.
Reports and Working Papers
- Health System Watch 2/2021: Künstliche Intelligenz im Gesundheitswesen
- Research Report: Taxonomy of policy responses and impact assessment mapping
- Research Report: Finanzielle und wirtschaftliche Auswirkungen von Spielsucht und illegalem Glücksspiel in Österreich
- Research Report: Macroeconomic assessment of the Austrian Recovery and Resilience Plan
- IHS Policy Brief 2/2021: Ausbau der Pflege aus gesamtwirtschaftlicher Sicht
- Research Report: CO2-relevante Besteuerung und Abgabenleistung der Sektoren in Österreich
- Familienpolitik aus verhaltensökonomischer Sicht
- Research Report: Radfahren in Österreich fördern. Verhaltensökonomische Maßnahmen für die Initiative „Österreich radelt“
Articles and Book Contributions
- Deviations from Triangular Arbitrage Parity in Foreign Exchange and Bitcoin Markets
- The development of Empirica …. and its anchorman Fritz Breuss
- Total factor productivity, its components and drivers
- Abatement Technologies and their Social Costs in a Hybrid General Equilibrium Framework
- Corona-Maßnahmen im Ländervergleich
- Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive – Authors' reply
- "Normality should be something we make together"
All current publications by IHS employees can be found in our Institutional Repository.
IHS-Resources on COVID-19
The pandemic caused by the coronavirus, has had an effect on the scientific work at IHS. IHS researchers have since been responding to key questions: What are the effects of the extensive health policy measures of the Austrian government? What are the consequences of the crisis for the economy? Or what is the impact of individual measures such as short-time work? Our researchers are continuously collecting data, resources, and media reports pertaining to COVID-19.