Institute for Advanced Studies

Vienna, Austria
The Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria's premier postgraduate research and training institute, combines theoretical and empirical research in economics and other social science disciplines since its founding in 1963.



Incepted in 1963 under the auspices of two former Austrian scholars of world renown, Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Oskar Morgenstern with funds from the Ford Foundation, the IHS is today funded by the Austrian government and by other public organizations.


The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent, non-profit research Institute. The institute brings together expertise from economists, sociologists, and political scientists, among others, to address fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices.

There are currently 11 research groups established at the Institute; they provide the basis for interdisciplinary research on topics such as health, labour market, European integration, and education. In total, the research groups cover a wide span of topics, methods, and disciplines. The following pages present each research group, its head and staff, its key projects, and recent publications.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)