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 05.03.2020

How economic globalization affects income inequality

Philipp Heimberger analyzed contradicting studies about the effects of globalization.

News 25.02.2020

Budget policy in the economic downturn: there is siginificant scope

Philipp Heimberger about the budgetary possibilities of the Austrian government.

Event 20.02.2020

Radio report about Think Tanks

The influence of think tanks in politics and public opinion: A radio report with Stephan Pühringer on "Ö1" on Thursday, the 20th February at 7 p.m.

News 31.01.2020

Think tanks pop up in Austria

There are more and more economic and party-related think tanks in Austria. Stephan Pühringer in the newspaper "Standard" about their development.

„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"