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
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz


Keplergebäude Building
1st floor, Room K 131 B


+43 732 2468 3685

Event 30.11.2021

Free Trade - Who Benefits?

Join our workshop about free trade on Friday, November 30, between 1:45 and 5:00 PM. [Detailed information is available in German only].

News 01.09.2021

Science Policy: 20 Years of Good Intentions

Politicians have recognized the need for action in regard to precarious working conditions at universities, however nothing has changed.

News 04.08.2021

Power and influence of economists

The World Economic Association reviewed the book 'Power and Influence of Economists: Contributions to the Social Studies of Economics'.

News 23.07.2021

How temporary university positions prevent innovation

Comment of Others in 'Der Standard': Three fallacies about temporary university employment and its consequences

„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"