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The Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics is a key player in the research landscape at WU. While offering all its members the opportunity to specialize in diverse fields of research it opens up and supports cooperation among different disciplines and topics. The main aim of the Department is to strengthen its presence in international research and be a key institution both in the areas of basic and applied research. Scholarly achievements are made visible in national and international publications.

The defined strategies of the respective institutes of the department can be found in our research profile.


An overview of all publications and research areas of the department's scientists is provided by PURE.

Within the framework of the respective research areas, the Institutes of the Department offer numerous seminars:
Accounting Research Seminar

The Institute for Accounting & Auditing organizes an Accounting Research Seminar each semester. At the seminar researchers from the disciplines of Accounting, Auditing, Business Taxation and Controlling present their current research papers that are discussed afterwards.

Finance Research Seminar

Researchers at the Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance are part of the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF), a doctoral school jointly established by WU, University of Vienna and IHS in 2005, and funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The VGSF offers an internationally competitive PhD program in Finance.

The VGSF organizes the weekly VGSF Finance Research Seminar where international researchers present and discuss with local researchers and PhD students their state-of-the-art research.

Brown Bag Seminar

Scholars at WU, the PhD students of VGSF as well as international guests present their working papers for discussion in the Brown Bag Seminar. The seminar is organized by our Institute together with the Institute for Financial Research, the Vienna Institute of Finance and the Vienna Graduate School of Finance.

Statistics & Mathematics Research Seminar

The Institute of Statistics & Mathematics hosts a Statistics & Mathematics Research Seminar every semester. In the seminar, researchers will present their current research work.

PhD Research Seminar in Mathematics for Economics and Business

The PhD Research Seminar in Mathematics for Economics and Business is a forum where PhD students and postdocs present their research projects; work in progress is fully ok. Moreover, some more senior faculty members talk about their work.