Research at WU Vienna

Our 1,600 researchers focus on topics in the fields of business and economics, society, and law.

Current Research

To the newsroom
WU researcher Jürgen Braunstein wins ERC Starting Grant
The European Research Council awards Jürgen Braunstein an ERC Starting Grant, one of the most prestigious European science awards. The award is endowed with €1.5 million. Braunstein conducts research at the WU Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience. He was granted starting capital for his research project on Energy Transitions and the Rise and Fall of Great Financial Centers (GFCs).

Topic of the Month

Susann Fiedler: Researcher of the Month
Group Behavior: How People Make Decisions

Researcher of the Month Katrin Hummel explores our behavior using eye tracking.

In a Nutshell

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Psychopaths in the C-Suite
Psychopaths in the C-Suite

The cliché of the monster in pinstripes comes up again and again in films, media reports, and even academic research. Is it true or just a myth? WU researcher Günter K. Stahl explains ...

A Cinderella story
Upcycling: The identity of products

Once an airbag, now a handbag: Bernadette Kamleitner of the Institute for Marketing & Consumer Research explains why it makes sense to refer to the former identity of upcycled products.

Pay Dispersion & Performance-based Incentives
How pay influences performance

Do employees automatically work harder if they receive more pay? WU researcher Isabella Grabner has investigated the effects of pay dispersion, i.e. the variation between salaries.

Poverty in North Korea - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Poverty in North Korea

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, head of the Institute for Macroeconomics, estimates that about 60% of the North Korean population lives in absolute poverty.

New Publications


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Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 14 December 2022 Starting at 18:00

Macroeconomic Policy in Times of War

Can economic modeling save the economy?
WU matters. WU talks.

Location: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Administration AD.0.114 Sitzungssaal 1

on 15 December 2022 Starting at 13:00 - Ending at 15:00

Marketing Research Seminar Series

Put your mouth where your money is: A field experiment nudging consumers to publicize their…

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 21 December 2022 Starting at 18:00

Who compensates lost investments?

Government liability
WU matters. WU talks.

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 18 January 2023 Starting at 18:00

Creativity through Communication?

How interaction makes us more creative
WU matters. WU talks.

We have the answers

How important is scent marketing in an online environment?
Bernadette Kamleitner, institute head and professor at the Institute for Marketing and Consumer Research All answers

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