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

Different consumption patterns mean that the prices of some groups of goods have a stronger impact on household inflation than others.

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A current IHS Policy Brief deals with the question of how behavioral science can support the reduction of energy consumption and the use of renewable…

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

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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…

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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.