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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.

New publication "Effects of Carbon Mitigation on Co-pollutants at Industrial Facilities in Europe"

New article by Klara Zwickl, Simon Sturn, and Jim Boyce: Carbon combustion not only contributes to climate change, it also releases co-pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and…

New publication "Limiting food waste via grassroots initiatives as a potential for climate change mitigation"

Karin Dobernig, together with colleagues from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), has published a systematic review in "Environmental Research Letters" on the empirical evidence of…

“Kultur-Token” Sustainable Business Model: Visualizing, Tokenizing, and Rewarding Mobility Behavior in Vienna, Austria”

Gillian Foster of the WU Institute for Ecological Economics and colleagues Maddalena Lamura and Jakob Hackel of the WU Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics published a new report on the Vienna…