Welcome to the Department of Economics!

When the Johannes Kepler University Linz was founded in 1965, economics was established as one of the core subjects of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics. Since then, the Department of Economics has become an important center of theoretical and empirical research in Austria. At the same time our department is closely integrated into an international network of researchers.

Teaching in our department is geared towards the training of highly qualified economists as well as the imparting of economic knowledge to students from other disciplines.

Department of Economics


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Keplerbuilding, 1st floor , Room 149D


+43 732 2468 7367 
(Admission Office: +43 732 2468 2010)

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Event 16.01.2019

Research Seminar

Ernst Langthaler (JKU Linz)
"The Soy Paradox: the Nutrition Transition Revisited, 1950-2010"

Event 09.01.2019

Research Seminar

Andreas Roider (University of Regensburg)
"Power Politics: Electoral Cycles in German Electricity Prices"

see other seminars

News 05.12.2018

Departement of Economics awards Best Paper Awards

"Best Paper Awards" for the year 2018 was awarded at the "Kurt Rothschild Lecture".

News 08.11.2018

Extensive Study: Generation 50+

The EU wants to know: What is life like for those who are 50+? The JKU is actively involved in conducting an EU-wide survey. A new video explains the...



Seminars, publications, working papers, ... 



Teaching offers from the Department of Economics



Christian Doppler Laboratory
Aging Health Labor

„It is better to answer an important question inaccurately than an unimportant question exactly.“
Kurt W. Rothschild
Professor emeritus at the Department of Economics, JKU
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