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Institute for Institutional and Heterodox Economics

Where you can find us:

Welthan­delsplatz 1/ Build­ing D4/ 2nd floor
1020 Vi­enna

Con­tact:
Tel.: +43-1/31336-4515
Fax: +43-1/31336-904515
Email

Mis­sion State­ment

Our fac­ulty and staff study the economy from a vari­ety of schools of eco­nomic thought. Meth­ods in main­stream eco­nom­ics are often char­ac­ter­ized by an in­di­vidu­al­istic per­spect­ive. However, ex­plan­a­tions of eco­nomic pro­cesses can­not be based solely on "ra­tional be­ha­vior". We thus ques­tion and study the de­termin­ants of eco­nomic be­ha­vior, and the factors on which it is in­sti­tu­tion­ally and cul­tur­ally based. We con­cen­trate on these neg­lected is­sues from the per­spect­ive of polit­ical economy, the the­ory of the in­sep­ar­able in­flu­ences that polit­ical, so­cial, cul­tural, and polit­ical in­sti­tu­tions have on the economy.

Our main re­search areas are:

     

  • In­sti­tu­tional and evolu­tion­ary eco­nom­ics

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  • Al­tern­at­ive polit­ical economy

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  • His­tory of eco­nomic thought

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  • Polit­ical economy of the me­dia

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  • Sus­tain­able devel­op­ment

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  • Fem­in­ist aspects of polit­ical economy / fem­in­ist eco­nom­ics

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  • Glob­al­iz­a­tion

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  • Epistem­ics and eco­nom­ics

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Em­phasis in Teach­ing

In teach­ing, a prac­tical ap­proach is used to make the the­or­ies of in­sti­tu­tional and evolu­tion­ary eco­nom­ics, al­tern­at­ive polit­ical economy, his­tory of eco­nomic thought, polit­ical economy of the me­dia, sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, fem­in­ist eco­nom­ics, glob­al­iz­a­tion, and epistem­ics ac­cess­ible to stu­dents.