The group's main areas of current and future research interests are presented in the sections below. Interrelated projects which the research group members are concerned with, may be accessed via the research projects link in the navigation menu. The mentioned areas outline the topical framework for the supervision of masters' as well as doctoral thesis. For a more detailed list of individual research interests as well as publications, please consult the respective scientist's homepage

Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Implications of the Quest for Status
  • Monetary Policy and Asset Price Bubbles
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Growth and Development
  • International Trade
People: Franz Hof, Timo Trimborn


Environmental Economics
  • Sociohydrology - cooperation with the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems (
  • Economic growth and natural disasters
  • Pollution, health investments and mortality
People: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Timo Trimborn, Johanna Grames, Michael Freiberger


Population Economics
  • Productivity, Wages and Training in Ageing Societies at Different Economic Levels
  • National Transfer Accounts and intergenerational redistribution in European institutional settings
  • Long-run Population and Economic Development
  • Age-structured Dynamic Economic Models
People: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Martin Kerndler


Labor Economics
  • Age-structured frictional labor market models
  • Labor market policy
  • Applied Microeconometrics with large-scale matched employer-employee data
People: Martin Kerndler


  • Agent-Based Computational Modelling
  • Game Theory
  • Dynamic Social-Network Analysis
  • Computational Social Simulation
People: Gerhard Hanappi, Bernhard Rengs


Political Economy
  • Evolutionary Economics (Micro and Macro)
  • Institutional Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Information Economics / Sciences
People: Gerhard Hanappi, Bernhard Rengs

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