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 11.08.2020

The truth about value neutrality

Why values play a role in science - even if some scientists may not like it. A guest comment by Jakob Kapeller.

News 10.08.2020

Recovery Fund: Breakthrough or Disappointment?

The reconstruction fund is groundbreaking in important aspects, but has a high political price, states Philipp Heimberger in his article.

News 16.07.2020

Polarization or convergence?

Article by Jakob Kapeller on the economic future of a united Europe

News 26.06.2020

New book: Studying economics

Studying economics from the perspective of the students. Qualitative study by Lukas Bäuerle, Stephan Pühringer and 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"