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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 Education for Sustainable Development.  

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.

Stellenausschreibung: Koordinator/in Forschung (30-40 Std.)

Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams am Institute for Ecological Economics besetzen wir voraussichtlich ab 15.02.2020 befristet bis 31.12.2022 eine Stelle als Koordinator/in Forschung 30-40 Stunden/Woche.

New publication "Metal mining exerts remarkable pressure on the world’s biodiversity"

A new publication by Michael Tost and colleagues estimates the costs of the reduction of ecosystem services due to metal mining`s global land use by analysing four key metal ores – bauxite…

New project for the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism

Understanding the world of raw materials better The research group „Global Resource Use“ at the Institute for Ecological Economics is starting a new project for the Austrian Ministry of…