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 06.01.2020

How the economists of the EU commission try to explain the output gap nonsense

An article by Philipp Heimberger and Jakob Kapeller in the online magazine "Makronom".

News 27.11.2019

„Nonsense output gaps“ now also affect Austria

An article by Philipp Heimberger about problematic guidelines of EU Commission that restricts Austria's scope of action.

News 18.11.2019

SOWI-Award for best master thesis goes to Johanna Rath

Johanna Rath was granted the SOWI-Award 2019 for her master thesis at the event “SOWI im Dialog” at the University of Graz.

Event 28.10.2019

Lecture: Functional constructions of human population

Lecture by Katrin Hirte at the Charité Conference "Human Population as a Factor of Crisis - Historical Reflections"

„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"