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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
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz


Keplergebäude Building
1st floor, Room K 131 B


+43 732 2468 3685

News 24.11.2022

University: Precarious employees protest

Stephan Pühringer talks about competition at the universities and chain contract regulations on 'Ö1 Mittagsjournal'.

News 14.11.2022

Distorted expertise: On the (free) trade debate in economics

Stephan Pühringer and Theresa Hager discussed economic narratives on trade and free trade in public debates and academic discourse at the conference on development (Entwicklungstagung) in Linz.

[Translate to Englisch:] Freihandel
News 14.10.2022

Distorted competition

A radio report with Matthias Aistleitner on how a few institutions dominate Economics.

[Translate to Englisch:] Aistleitner
News 12.10.2022

How bad are the working conditions at universities?

An amendment to the University Act came into force in autumn 2021. This has only made the situation at the universities worse, say employees.

„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"