Welcome to the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy

In the aftermath of the global financial crises, the Johannes Kepler University founded the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) in 2009. At the ICAE, economic developement is understood as a result of the complex interaction between a set of different influencing factors and therefore, a strong emphazise is given to interdisciplinary approaches, conceptual openness and theoretical diversity. 

On our website you can find information on about our team, current research projects, publications & ICAE Working Paper Series, news & events and media coverage.

About ICAE


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Aubrunnerweg 3a
4040 Linz


+43 732 2468 3685

News 04.05.2021

The value of citations

Publish or perish: New podcast episode about competition in science. Available now!

News 21.04.2021

A European wealth tax

A European wealth tax to finance an advanced European Green Deal 2.0?

News 15.04.2021

Paradigms and policies: New research paper

How do economic schools of thought influence politics in the German-speaking economy?




News 13.04.2021

New book: Power and Influence of Economists

Banks, multinational corporations, the state and the media: How much influence do economists have?

„Plurality of paradigms in economics and in social sciences in general is not only an obvious fact but also a necessary and desirable phenomenon in a very complex and continually changing subject.“
Kurt W. Rothschild, in "To push and to be pushed, American Economist, 43, 1999, p. 5"