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


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News 27.04.2020

Time for a "New Southern Policy"

Still no solution for a European burden sharing of the corona crisis costs. Now it's Germany's turn.

News 14.04.2020

Equal living conditions in the eurozone

Disadvantaged regions need specific support - South Korea can be a role model. An article in the newspaper FAZ.

News 10.04.2020

Eurogroup Agreement: A first step at most

There is a compromise to cushion the consequences of the corona crisis. More will be needed to prevent the Eurozone from collapsing.

News 05.03.2020

How economic globalization affects income inequality

Philipp Heimberger analyzed contradicting studies about the effects of globalization.

„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"