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

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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A current Policy Brief propses a new measure to combat rising energy cost: a transfer payment that is inversely proportional to the motor-related insurance tax.

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A current IHS Policy Brief estimates the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia.

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A recent IHS Policy Brief by Johannes Starkbaum, Thomas König and Klaus Taschwer reflects on the challenges of science communication in Austria and recommends a fresh start.

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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.