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Introducing the new PLUS Department of Economics

We are happy to introduce our new department, the PLUS Department of Economics, which was established in January 2022 following an organizational reform at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

What is the impact of tax changes on employment, business investment or international profit shifting activities of firms? What is the role of social security and welfare transfers on labor market outcomes, pension decisions or organization of care? Is the recent increase in inflation permanent or transitory? What happens with mortgage rates  if the European Central Bank increases its policy rate? What are the costs and benefits of health measures to circumvent a pandemic? These and many more questions affect households, firms and the society as a whole and are at the core of the research activities of the new PLUS Department of Economics.

Research in the department covers different fields of economics. Department members are active in applied topics such as public economics, health and labor economics, behavioral economics and macroeconomics.  Their research provides important insights for the design of appropriate economic policies and contributes substantially to our understanding on how economic mechanisms work in practice and impact society.

18 January 2022
Laura Vana

Research seminar by Laura Vana (TU Vienna)

Date: 18.1.2022 from 18:00 to 19:30 (online)

11 January 2022
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Interview on Pros and Cons of Globalisation

In an interview for the Salzburger Nachrichten, Hannes Winner argues that globalization has led to enormous welfare gains for industrialized and developing countries. At the same time, there are also market failures that significantly reduce these welfare effects (e.g. environmental effects, labor standards). Public regulation is therefore needed.

19 December 2021