Coronavirus - Information

CoV news: Emergency operation in research and administration The University of Vienna / Department of Economics stops all operations requiring its members' attendance at the University and changes to emergency operation as of 16 March. The changes to remote learning remain unaffected.


 Blogs, Comments & Media Coverage on the Corona Crisis

Blogs & Comments | Pichler, Schmidt-Dengler & Zulehner

Econ Blog Corona

EconBlog | Pichler, Schmidt-Dengler & Zulehner

Media Coverage

ÖAW | Monika Merz

An outstanding standard of research and teaching. According to numerous rankings, we are the top economics department in Austria as well as one of the leading economics departments in the whole German-speaking area.

A diversified and highly international department. More than 30 junior and senior professors together with numerous PhD candidates from all over the world form a community dedicated to studying and teaching all aspects of economics. 

A strong tradition in economic research. Over its history, our department has hosted eminent economists such as Menger, Wieser, Böhm-Bawerk and later Schumpeter and Hayek.



Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in Economics. For our PhD students, we have our own Graduate School: the Vienna Graduate School of Economics.

  • Small study groups
  • Great job opportunities for our graduates
  • Highly international faculty
  • Close interaction with the professors

NEW!! Master Philosophy and Economics



A highly research-oriented department. Find here our full-time faculty as listed by their field of research

 News and Events


Karl Schlag's paper "Why Imitate, and If So, How?: A Boundedly Rational Approach to Multi-armed Bandits”, published in 1998 in the Journal of Economic...


at our Department for a position as Organisationsassistent/in