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 09.03.2021

Interest-free: Costs and benefits

Jakob Kapeller is guest on 'Deutschlandfunk' podcast about the costs and benefits of 'cheap money'. Stream now!

News 22.02.2021

Measuring globalization

What is economic openness and how can it be measured? New article in the blog 'Ökonomenstimme'.

News 15.02.2021

Seven 'surprising' facts about Italy

Tension between euro zone and the EU can be seen in the south - especially in Italy. Philipp Heimberger and Nikolaus Kowall dispel some myths.

News 13.02.2021

Keynes, output gaps and fiscal polidy problems

What would Keynes have said about European fiscal policy? Find answers in Philipp Heimberger's article.

„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"