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


JKU Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Keplerbuilding, 1st floor , Room 149D


+43 732 2468 7367


Event 07.11.2019

22nd Annual Kurt W. Rothschild Lecture Series Featuring Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr  completed his studies in economics at the Johannes Kepler University in 2000.  In March 2019 he became President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He concurrently holds a chair in Economics and Economic Policy at Kiel University (CAU).

He will give a talk with the topic  “Rückkehr der Handelskriege(r): Gefährdet die Rückkehr des Protektionismus unseren Wohlstand?”.

For more information click here.  

Event 30.10.2019

Research Seminar 

Simon Martin (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)
"Market Transparency and Consumer Search - Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market"

Event 23.10.2019

Research Seminar 

Helmut Rainer (ifo Institute Munich)
"Caught between Cultures: Unintended Consequences of Improving Opportunity for Immigrant Girls"

Event 23.10.2019

Book presentation

Prof. Dr. Dr. Giacomo Corneo (Freie Universität Berlin) will present his book „Bessere Welt – Hat der Kapitalismus ausgedient? Eine Reise durch alternative Wirschaftssysteme“



Seminars, publications, working papers, ... 



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Christian Doppler Laboratory
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