IHS offers social scientific and economic expertise in areas that are of crucial and lasting importance for maintaining a thriving society in Austria and Europe: continuing and expanding prosperity, efficient public services, and democratic legitimacy of socio-political decisions.

The Institute is well-known for periodical research output, such as the Austrian contribution to the European Social Survey, the quarterly Economic Forecast, the triannual National Report on Education, and the annual Student Social Survey, and aligns its research strategy along present and future societal challenges. For this, the Institute is ideally suited, covering a range of disciplines and topics in the social sciences, and offering a unique breadth of methods (in particular: causal identification of effects, triangulation, dealing with big data, evaluation of policy actions and programs, experiments in the social sciences).

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