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Welcome to the Institute for Ecological EconomicsRSS

The Institute is a leading institution for ecological economic research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange, and community engagement. Over 30 researchers, a secretary, a research coordinator, and a graduate program coordinator make up the Institute’s staff.

Research is generally grouped into five research groups: Sustainable Work, Macroeconomics & Environment, Climate Economics and Finance, Global Resource Use, and Socio-Ecological Transformation.  

The Institute was founded in July of 2014. Until then its activities were part of the Environment Group at the Institute for the Environment and Regional Development. Its predecessor organization was the Institute for Environment and Economy, which was founded in 1991 and led by Professor Uwe Schubert.


Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2021

Klara Zwickl (WU), Simon Sturn (WU), and James Boyce (UMASS) won the "Campell Watkins The Energy Journal Best Paper Award” in 2021" for their article "Effects of Carbon Mitigation on Co-pollutants at…

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New study on "Sustainable investments for retail investors in Austria"

Achieving ambitious climate mitigation goals require more low-carbon investments to fill the “green investment gap”. Beyond public funds, what can private retail investors do to support the transition…


Institute closed

For the duration of the Austria-wide federal lockdown (currently from November 22 to December 12), our secretary office is closed! But you can contact the secretary office during the opening hours…