Institute of Sustainable Economic Development

We develop solutions that contribute to sustainable development having an integrative view on problems in the fields of AGRICULTURE | ENERGY | ENVIRONMENT | REGIONS | RESOURCES . As a team of economists, social and natural scientists we integrate disciplinary and problem based approaches to inter-disciplinary solutions in research and teaching. Our research efforts focus spatially on Austria and Europe but also integrate global and development perspectives. We disseminate our research results to stakeholders by means of scientifically sound policy advice.

Main research
Agriculture / Environment
Land Use / Resources / Energy
Regional and rural development
Sociology of Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture

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