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The winner of the Hanns Abele Prize 2024

Philipp Poyntner, PhD for his thesis "Essays on monetary policy"

Defensio Dissertationis of Severin Rapp: 29.05.2024, 10:30| D4.1.001.

"Perspectives on the distribution of wealth - concepts, data and perceptions"

Talis Tebecis Wins TALENTA Award 2024 for Master’s Thesis

Excellent master’s thesis titled ‘Have climate policies been effective in Austria? A reverse causal analysis’.

Welcome our visiting researcher KLAUS ACKERMANN

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

CEFER Challenge 2024: Extraordinary performance of the students of our Master program

Two teams of students from the master program have achieved remarkable success in the 2024 CEFER Challenge hosted by the Lithuanian Central Bank.

Lecture Series: Monetary Policy and the Financial Sector

Guillaume Rocheteau “When Money Dies: The Dynamics of Speculative Hyperinflations” 29.05.2024, 10:30 – 12:00 a.m.

Hanns Abele Prize 2024

It was a firm conviction of Hanns Abele, late professor of economics at WU Vienna, that good economic policy has to rest on solid scientific foundations. To support young PostDoc researchers who work…

Defensio Dissertationis of Elisabeth Wurm

Friday, April 19th, 2024 at 10:00

Prof. Markus Jäntti (Stockholm University) is visiting the Department of Economics

It’s a pleasure to announce, that Prof. Markus Jäntti from Stockholm University is visiting our Department and the INEQ research institute this week (April 15th - April 19th).

QS World University Ranking by Subject 2024

We are ranked 91st in the world’s top 560 for Economics and Econometrics.

Moritz Schularick (IfW) "Geoeconomics in the 21st Century"

We had the pleasure to hear Moritz Schularick (IfW) at the WU Department of Economics talking about Geoeconomics in the 21st Century. From strategic economic policy to the impact of sanctions - an…

Welcome Simon Heß

Simon Heß has started his position as assistant professors for development economics. Prior to joining WU, Simon held positions at Uni Wien, and the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses…

Defensio Dissertationis of Oscar Fernandez

Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:00

Public Lecture: Geoeconomics in the 21st Century"

Moritz Schularick (IfW) delivers a public lecture on "Geoeconomics in the 21st Century" on March 19, 2024, at 3:30 PM in the EA Foyer of the WU Campus

Presentation of the World Bank report "The Future of Work: Implications for Equity and Growth in Europe"

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the engaging discussion on the future of work at the WU Vienna! Insightful contributions were made by Robert Holzmann (OeNB), Leonardo Lacovone and Iván Torre…

CANCELED!!!!!! Public Lecture, Moritz Schularick (IfW): Geoeconomics in the 21st Century

March 5, 2024 at 12:00, at the EA Foyer of the WU Campus

Invitation to the doctoral defense of Atanas Pekanov

Tuesday, 05.03.2024, 16:30, seminar room TC 3.08

JOIN OUR TEAM - 5 Teaching and Research Associates

WU is offering up to five PhD positions in Economics, to start in September 2024.

The Future of Work: Implications for Equity and Growth in Europe

Round table discussion: Ana Abeliansky, Robert Holzmann and Eva Landrichtinger, moderated by Andras Szigetvari

Welcome Regina Mailänder, the new Teaching Coordinator

The new teaching coordinator for the bachelor’s programs

24.01.2024 Luigi Federico Signorini "Money, Credit and Disinflation"

Lecture Series: Monetary Policy and the Financial Sector

Congratulations, Pia Heckl!

„Essays on Gender in the Labor Market“

Prof. Sebastian Rausch (University of Heidelberg) 20.11 - 24. 11. 2023

Applied Equilibrium Analysis in Environmental and Energy Economics

"Eine Bildungsoffensive gegen den Fachkräftemangel" am 14.11.23 im EA Foyer

Kooperationsveranstaltung mit dem Wifo und IHS mit Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann

24 October 2023 - Welcome New Colleagues

Meet the new faces in our Department! Get to know our New PhD candidates, assistant professors, and Professor in Economics of Digitization and Health

10.11.2023 - Klaus Gugler & Evgeni Peev - CGEUI Event

THE EUROPEAN CORPORATION Ownership and Control after 25 Years of Corporate Governance Reforms, Cambridge University Press, 2023

WELCOME EVENT 24.10.2023, 15:30

Department of Economics - Department Lounge, D4, 2. Stock

Wilfried Altzinger - Demokratie in Gefahr?

Eine Warnung aus den 1930er Jahren

Jesús Crespo-Cuaresma - Neue Parameter für alte Modelle

„Die in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft verwendete Analyse würde regulatorische Eingriffe erfordern, die Unternehmen und Verbraucher dazu bringen, die sozialen Kosten von externen Effekten zu…

Besondere Ehrung für Herrn Mikuláš Luptáčik

Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse

Melis Kartal - Fake News, Voter Overconfidence, and the Quality of Democratic Choice

Our theory and experiments suggest that overconfidence impairs information aggregation when a sufficiently high fraction of news is false


What an incredible day it was at the Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics in honour of Ingrid Kubin, which took place in Festsaal 2 on the WU Campus on September 19, 2023. The workshop was composed of…

WE ARE HIRING: Teaching and Research Associate

We are offering a PhD position in Economics

Univ. Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber, Austrian Labor Economics Workshop, 10 November 2023

The 7th Austrian Labor Economics Workshop will be held at the Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) in Vienna this year.

19.09.2023 - Dynamic Macroeconomic in honour of Ingrid Kubin

On September 19, the Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomic in honour of Ingrid Kubin will take place in Festsaal 2 (WU Campus, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna). The workshop will be composed of a…

Herzliches Willkommen an unsere Prae-Docs 2023 !

Wir begrüßen Raphael Gottweis, Mara Kritzinger, Matthias Hochholzer und Michael Keinprecht herzlich als neue PHD Studenten. Eine spannende akademische Reise beginnt!

Defensio Dissertationis, Philipp Poyntner, 18.09.2023

„Essays on monetary policy” on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 2:30 pm., D4.2.008

Marktmacht österreichischer Unternehmen von Christian Bellak und Christian Reiner

Eine neue Studie untersucht, ob die Marktmacht österreichischer Unternehmen gestiegen ist

Spengler Best Book Prize für die Hayek-Biographie von Bruce Caldwell und Hansjörg Klausinger

„The book is history of economics at its best …“

Nikolas Kuschnig and Lukas Vashold published in Environmental Research Letters

Eroding resilience of deforestation interventions – evidence from Brazil’s lost decade

TODAY - 12. July 2023 - Climate change, mobility and vulnerable populations in complex systems

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma (WU, Vienna) and Lisa Thalheimer-Prezyna (UNU, Bonn)

Our Annual Report 2022 is now available!

You can find the digital version on our homepage, the printed version is available at the Department Front Office.

New Visitor - Iulia Marginean (CICERO)

12. July 2023 - workshop on Climate Change, Mobility and Vulnerable Populations

Farewell Event für Willi Altzinger - 28. Juni 2023

„Ich erachte es als ein Privileg, dass ich fast 40 Jahre an österreichischen Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen forschen, lehren und arbeiten durfte. Da diese Institutionen ausschließlich…

Thomas Grandner - „Unser Arbeitsmarkt: heute und in Zukunft“

DIE MACHER - Menschen, die bewegen. "Unser Arbeitsmarkt: heute und in Zukunft"

06.07.2023 - Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Gallina A. Vincelette, Jasmin Chakeri, and Collette Wheeler

Presentation of the World Bank’s EU Regular Economic Report: Energizing Europe

Oscar Fernandez, Tatiana Evdokimova, and Laurent Millischer recently published a paper in Energy Economics

The carrot and the stock: In search of stock-market incentives for decarbonization