The department members are connected to a variety of WU research institutes.
Research Institute for Economics of Aging
The Research Institute for Economics of Agening focuses - in Cooperation with the City of Vienna and under administration of Prof. Schneider - on topics of the socio-economic living conditions of older people and on the economic challenges of an aging society.
Research Institute for Economics of Inequality
The Research Institute for Economics of Inequality is a multidisciplinary research institute at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where professors of the Department of Economics and the Department of Socio-economics research and analyze a wide variety of questions concerning economic, ecological and social inequality with a small team of young but highly qualified researchers.
The main objective of WU's Europainstitut is to actively support European integration as a way to promote prosperity for all Europeans based on the principles of freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law. Top quality research and teaching in the field of European integration are needed to reach this goal.
Research Institute for Regulatory Economics
In the Research Institute for Regulatory Economics, members of different Institutes (not only from the Department of Economics) cooperate to explore fields such as:
Efficiency and productivity analysis
The relationship between regulation and quality
Research Institute on International Taxation
Since its start in 2003 the interdisciplinary Research Institute for International Taxation has been aiming to provide structured answers to issues raised in the scientific and political debate on international tax coordination within an area where countries are striving for economic integration.
Research Institute for Health Care Management and Health Economics
The health care sector is one of the most dynamic economic fields. At the same time, health care systems are also highly complex systems which are currently facing massive challenges, both in Europe and on a global scale. The establishment of the Research Institute for Health Care Management and Health Economics has helped to concentrate and strengthen WU's expertise and practical experience in this sector.
Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics
The aim of the Research Institute for Crypto-Economics is to bundle the interdisciplinary competence of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and partner institutions to investigate Blockchain technologies, their crypto-economic incentive mechanisms and other relevant research questions.