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 09.10.2020

New commemorative publication: Beyond Conventions

In 24 contributions, the prevailing economic thinking and its political and social impact are critically questioned.

News 06.10.2020

Labor market and social policy of right-wing government revisited

Between meritocracy and welfare chauvinism. An analysis of the public discussion by Stephan Pühringer, Karl Beyer and Markus Griesser.

News 05.10.2020

Budget policy in the corona crisis: reform required

The Austrian budget policy should not be forced onto a budget consolidation course, argues Philipp Heimberger.

News 02.10.2020

Ceremony "Beyond conventions"

We are celebrating 10 years of ICAE and 70 years of Walter Ötsch.

„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"