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Welcome to the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy

Following the aftermath of the global financial crises, in 2009, the Johannes Kepler University established the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE). The ICAE understands economic developement as a result of complex interaction between a set of various influencing factors therefore strongly emphazing interdisciplinary approaches, conceptual openness, and theoretical diversity. 

Our website contains information about our team, current research projects, publications & ICAE Working Paper Series, news & events, and media coverage. Click here, opens a file to learn more about the institute.

About ICAE


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz


Keplergebäude Building
1st floor, Room K 131 B


+43 732 2468 3685

News 03.09.2023

Walter Ötsch in dialouge with Stephan Pühringer on DorfTV

On the competitive functioning of economics as a science and its capacity towards a socio-ecological transformation

News 04.08.2023

ICAE study in German newspaper taz

The German daily newspaper taz reports on the social policy of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) - with ICAE participation

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News 31.07.2023

Degrowth and capitalism: a contradiction?

Katrin Hirte writes about "market economy" and why the language around this topic is problematic (only available in German).

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News 31.07.2023

START-grant laureate Stephan Pühringer in "Die Presse"

Stephan Pühringer on the blind spots of mainstream econonomics in Austrian daily newspaper

„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"