Hansjörg Klausinger: Das Österreichische Institut für Konjunkturforschung 1927 bis 1938: Wirtschaftsforschung und Wirtschaftspolitik in der Ersten Republik. WIFO-Monatsberichte

Das Ende 1926 gegründete Österreichische Institut für Konjunkturforschung – das spätere Österreichische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung – entwickelte sich unter seinen Leitern Friedrich A. Hayek und Oskar Morgenstern von 1927 bis 1938 zu einer bedeutenden außerakademischen Institution der Wirtschaftsforschung mit hoher internationaler Reputation. Inhaltlich wandelten sich die Aufgaben von der Konjunkturdiagnose Weiterlesen…

Thomas Apolte/ Lena Gerling: Youth bulges, insurrections and labor-market restrictions

This paper analyzes the link between large youth cohorts and violent conflicts when labor-market restrictions are present. Such restrictions are expected to limit the youth cohort’s access to income opportunities in the formal economy, and thus lower the youth-specific opportunity cost of insurrection activities. We develop a theoretical model of insurrection markets and integrate the youth cohort’s relative size.

Giandomenica Becchio: Gender, Feminist and Heterodox Economics: Interconnections and Differences in a Historical Perspective

This paper reveals the history of feminist and gender economics as well as their similarities and differences. It also suggests that amongst heterodox approaches to economics, Austrian economics mostly suits feminist economics: their convergences are focused on the role of cooperation within institutions as well as on the place creativity has in the market and women’s attitude to problem solving.

Paul Dragos Aligica: Alternative Interpretations of Economic Theory and its Limits

Three recent books offer a sample of what is at stake in the current soul-searching and debates on economics and its future. The books illustrate three major possible positions on the nature and function of economic theorizing: the regressive, the status-quo and the reconstructive. At the same time they offer broader insights regarding the nature and limits of social sciences in general.