Austrian Research and Technology Report 2014

WIFO contributes with two chapters to the 2014 edition of the yearly Austrian Research and Technology Report. The first chapter compares salaries of researchers in universities in OECD countries, based on the European study MORE2 (mobility of researchers). This is one of the few attempts to compare salaries taking account of many factors, such as varying health and pension systems at the country level. The second chapter conceptualises performance monitoring of innovation efforts. It critically reviews the proposed EU single headline indicator to measure innovation output and suggests additional indicators to measure the outcome of innovative activity.