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[Translate to English:] Lukas Lehner

More than just a job: Job guarantee pilot study proves to be a resounding success

Long-term unemployment makes people feel lonely and hopeless. So what can we do to eliminate this problem? A researcher from WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) has tested an innovative…

[Translate to English:] Monika Koller

Always follow your nose: The influence of active smelling on purchase decisions

Does our sense of smell influence our buying behavior? Yes – at least for people with a high “need for smell.” A study carried out at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) has shed more…

[Translate to English:] Marta Sabou (Foto: Fotostudio Bechyna)

Industry 5.0: A co-worker called AI

Artificial intelligence could help make manufacturing work safer, easier, and more productive. This is the idea behind the EU-funded PERKS research project, in which researchers from WU (Vienna…

[Translate to English:] Anton Pichler

Mapping the business world: Is it possible to make a map of the global supply chain network?

Thanks to digitalization, we now have the tools to analyze the global economy more accurately than ever before – with a map of global supply chain networks. This is exactly what WU’s Anton Pichler is…

[Translate to English:] Colleen Schneider

Shrinking the economy to protect the environment: The search for a Degrowth theory of money

Countries can fund important environmental and social programmes while also reducing overall economic activity if they follow certain steps, new research from WU Vienna has revealed.

Melis Kartal

Voter overconfidence makes the effects of fake news worse, WU research finds

Overconfidence among voters makes the negative effects of fake news even worse, new research by economist Melis Kartal from WU Vienna has found.

[Translate to English:] Gerald Reiner

How the retail industry can reduce food waste

Globally, 1.3 billion tons of edible food per year is wasted in retail and consumption. This equals around 35 % of food produced along the entire supply chain, from production to consumers. WU…

[Translate to English:] Sonja Sperber

Gender Data Gap: Why women still find themselves disadvantaged

While the Gender Pay Gap describes gender inequality on the job market, the term Gender Data Gap refers to inequalities in social development as a whole: Most socio-organizational decisions are based…

[Translate to English:] Susann Fiedler

Group Behavior: How People Make Decisions

Exclusion is omnipresent in social interactions. So is the fact that we prefer to surround ourselves with like-minded people. In her new study, WU researcher Susann Fiedler from the Institute for…

[Translate to English:] Jürgen Braunstein

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…