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Since 2015 we address key questions of social, economic and ecological inequalities and the resulting issues for the society, politics, the environment and every single human being. Due to the increase of inequalities in the course of time it is from our perspective of utmost importance to look into these topics from various angles.

The research institute "Economics of Inequality" serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research on these inequalities and for discussions with students, other researchers and the public. In the course of our research we question reasons for the existance of inequalities as well as their effects. To offer profound results of our research, it is a major concern for us to develop concrete approaches for measuring inequalities. Furthermore, our research results should not only point out already existing inequalities, but rather provide a scientific foundation for the development of measures and actions to reduce present social and economic inequalities.

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Annual report 2022/2023

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Inflation in Austria

by Karin Heitzmann and Jeremias Staudinger

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Doorley, Karina, Gromadzki, Jan, Lewandowski, Piotr, Tuda, Dora, Van Kerm, Philippe (2023):

#29: Automation and Income Inequality in Europe

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K. Heitzmann, J. Staudinger:

2023|05: Inflation in Österreich

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"Da Vermögensbildung zentral über Erbschaften und Schenkungen erfolgt, werden diese Vermögensungleichheiten ständig perpetuiert. Vermögen ermöglicht jedoch nicht nur einen besseren Zugang zu Bildung und Gesundheit, sondern bewirkt über familiäre Netzwerke auch Zugang zu weiteren wichtigen Schaltstellen der individuellen Karriere. [...] Die Chancenungleichheit in unserer Gesellschaft wird de facto durch den 'Zufall der Geburt' bestimmt."

Wilfried Altzinger on the idea of a "basic inheritance" for 18-year-olds in Austria (Der Standard, 06.04.2023)

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INEQ Research Seminar Series: New program

The new program of INEQ's Research Seminar Series for summer term 2024 is available now. See here for more information!

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Announcing: Workshop on Wealth Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and Equality of Opportunity

INEQ, LSE III and ZEW are pleased to announce a jointly organized workshop on Wealth Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and Equality of Opportunity on November 21 - 22, 2024.

Moritz Hörl

Welcome at INEQ, Moritz Hörl!

We are happy to announce that we welcome a new research associate (prae-doc) at INEQ from February 1st on!

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