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 30.01.2019

Research Seminar

Tobin Hanspal (University of Frankfurt)
“Do Financial Misconduct Experiences Spur White-Collar Crime?”

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...

Event 23.01.2019

Research Seminar

Benjamin Born (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
"Sovereign spread shocks"

Event 09.01.2019

Research Seminar

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

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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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