University of Innsbruck


Book Rec­om­men­da­tion: Der men­schliche Fak­tor

For the second edition of his successful book, Matthias Sutter has added five new chapters on current topics. How can managers make meetings more productive? Are we losing our creativity through the many video conferences in home office? Does it matter, for example, for one's own work performance how high someone estimates the manager's salary? How do work norms change when workers are paid for things they take for granted - like attendance? Lastly, the behavioral economist has included a chapter in the new edition with the provocative statement "Smoking helps your career (but certainly not your health)."

Sus­tain­able Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion via Pay­ments for Ecosys­tem Ser­vices

Can cash incentives lead to the long-term protection of ecosystems? So-called "Payments for Ecosystem Services" motivate landowners to conserve the environment through payments. Esther Blanco, professor of economics at the University of Innsbruck, shows in a new study of Colombian landowners that the motivation to protect the environment remains even after the payments have been stopped.

Sum­mer School Open Science

Working scientifically, and doing it right - this was the motto of the Summer School "Open Science", which recently celebrated its premiere at the University of Innsbruck. Together, the 22 participants took a critical look at scientific practice and dealt with open science practices.

Stu­dent-of-the-Year 2023

Daniel Mayr from South Tyrol has been awarded Student-of-the-Year 2023 at the faculties of Economics and Statistics as well as Business and Management  at the University of Innsbruck. The award "Student-of-the-Year in Management and Economics" is connected with a prize money of 1,500 euros, which was donated by the Bank Austria Förderstiftung.

Moral­ity and com­pe­ti­tion in sci­ence

How does competition influence moral behavior? Studies have so far found evidence for both a negative and a positive influence. Researchers from Innsbruck, Vienna, Stockholm and Amsterdam are using this unanswered question for a meta-study to investigate the extent to which different study designs can be responsible for variability in scientific results.

How objec­tive is the peer review process of sci­en­tific jour­nals?

This question is addressed by a study just published in the renowned journal PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science


Work­shop in Empir­i­cal Macroe­co­nomics

An international workshop on "Empirical Macroeconomics: The Transmission of Macroeconomic Shocks and Policy Challenges" was held at the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the Liechtenstein Institute from April 13-14, 2023.

SoWi Fac­ulty Award 2022

The award ceremony for the SOWI Faculty Awards, which were awarded by the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Economics and Statistics at the University of Innsbruck for the fourth time this year, took place on 21 September 2022 on the premises of the SOWI Faculty.

Stu­dent-of-the-Year 2022

Alexandra Felderer, a student of International Economic and Businesss Studies, was named Student-of-the-Year in Mangement and Economics. The prize money of 1,500 euros for the "Student-of-the-Year in Management and Economics" and a further 2,000 euros for additional four prizes were provided by the Bank Austria Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research.

Publi­ca­tion: Effect of CO₂ foot­print label on sus­tain­able eat­ing behav­ior

A field experiment analyzing the effectiveness of CO₂ labeling on food purchases, conducted by Elisabeth Gsottbauer together with Andreas Kontoleon and Paul Lohman (both University of Cambridge), has been published in the Top-Field Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM). Additional journalistic coverage can be found in "Die Presse" and "Die Furche".

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