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 07.10.2019

EU Commission responds to criticism of output gap nonsense

Philipp Heimberger and other economists criticized the calculation method for the growth potential of EU countries. The Commission responds.

News 04.10.2019

How much money would wealth taxes bring?

The blog "Kontrast" refers to a model calculation of ICAE. It treats several options and also incorporates capital flight.

News 02.10.2019

The top one percent owns 40.5% of the assets

The blog "Kontrast" reports on wealth. And refers to studies from the ICAE on wealth concentration in Austria by Kapeller, Ferschli, Schütz & Wildauer.

News 23.09.2019

Blog article: Combating the economic downturn

Unemployment threatens to rise again in Austria. What role can expansive fiscal policy play?

„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"