Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy

The task of this research area is to analyse macroeconomic relevant topics of economic policy issues of Austria and the European Union. Key topics are:

  • Business cycles and economic growth
  • Public sector

Labour Market, Income and Social Security

The task of this research area is to provide policy relevant applied empirical analysis in the field of labour markets, education, and social security schemes as well as labour relations, income policy and distribution with a special consideration of gender aspects. Key topics are:

  • Labour market, labour market policy and unemployment
  • Income policy and income distribution
  • Social security and social insurance systems

Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition

The task of this research area is to provide analysis in respect to the structure and development of markets, strategies of internationalisation, the innovation system and productivity issues of enterprises, branches and countries in the environment of international competitiveness. Key topics are:

  • Industrial economics, entrepreneurial dynamism and corporate finance
  • Innovation, productivity and technological change
  • International competition

Structural Change and Regional Development

The core competency of this research area is the analysis of economic policy in spatial and structural dimensions. Furthermore business cycle analysis for regions is provided. Key topics are:

  • Evaluation of regional economic policy
  • Sustainable regional development
  • Regional structures and structural change

Environment, Agriculture and Energy

This research area provides model-based analysis of economic policy measures in the fields of energy, climate and agriculture. Key topics are:

  • Climate, energy and farming policies in Austria and the EU
  • Environmental technologies and environmental innovation
  • Sustainable consumption, sustainable production and measures of welfare
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