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Current Research Projects

Country capabilities, product complexity, and finance in the EU

In this research project we study the extent to which globalization reinforces structural inequalities between nation states in the Eurozone, and which kind of policies can help to bring about convergence among the member states.

Here you can find further information about this project.

Spatial Competition and Economic Policies (SPACE)

Competition and Competitivity plays an important political role today and serves as a reference point for human action in many areas. Against this background, the transdisciplinary research project SPACE investigates how the economic logic of competition emerged historically in academic discourse and has found its way into political and public debates, laws and ultimately our daily lives. It uses an innovative mix of economics, sociology, and ethnology methods, combining academic abstraction with everyday applicability of the results.

Here you can find further information about this project.

Financial crisis and international imbalances

The aim of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the financial sector dynamics that led to the financial crisis of 2007/2008 and the impact of the crisis on the Eurozone. For this purpose we will employ the innovative technique of Agent-Based Stock-Flow Consistent Modelling.

Here you can find further information about this project.

Assets and distribution of wealth in Austria

In this research project we examine the third wave of wealth-related data in Austria from the "Household Finance and Consumption Survey". We calculate the underestimation due to data collection errors. And we evaluate the possible public income through a wealth tax in Austria.

Here you can find further information about this project. (only available in German)

International competitiveness: A multilevel analysis for Austria and Europe

The project examines the determinants of international competitiveness and their socio-economic implications on the company, regional and country level.

Here you can find further information about this project. (only available in German)