ERC Starting Grant
European Research Council (ERC) grants support researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers in their research on interdisciplinary, visionary research topics using unconventional, innovative methods. An ERC Starting Grant supports young, excellent researchers as Principal Investigators in establishing their own independent research team.
Emanuele Campiglio, a researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economics, was awarded a Starting Grant of around €1.5 million from the European Research Council for his research project SMOOTH. In this project, Campiglio is investigating the interrelationships between decarbonization, i.e. the abandoning of carbon-based fuels, in the context of climate protection, and the financial system. With this ground-breaking project, the researcher is creating a new type of interdisciplinary research field that brings together macroeconomic modelling, climate economics, behavioral finance, theories of socio-technological change, and political science.
Every year, the Austrian Science Fund FWF honors top researchers for world-class research achievements. The prize winners are nominated by an international jury, including 2 Nobel laureates. The START Prizes are awarded to young scientists and give them the opportunity to make long-term research plans with a high degree of financial security.
Christa Cuchiero from the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics received a START Prize for her project “Universal Structures in Financial Mathematics.”
Best Paper Awards
The WU Best Paper Award for outstanding research publications, given in cooperation with the City of Vienna and the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), has been a tradition since 2000.
Christian Laux from the Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance received an award in the category “quantitative-analytical or theoretical work.” Ben Greiner, head of the Institute for Markets and Strategy, was awarded a WU Best Paper Award in the category “business administration, economics, and business education.” Armon Rezai, professor of the socioeconomics of work, was also honored for his outstanding research – he received the WU Best Paper Award in the category “foreign language business communication, law, humanities, sociology, economic geography, and interdisciplinary topics.” The prize for the “New Avenues” category went to Christina Dimitropoulou and Sriram Govind from the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.
The following publications received a Best Paper Award in 2019:
Category A: Quantitative-analytical or theoretical work
Laux, Christian, Loranth, Gyöngyi, Morrison, Alan D. 2018. The Adverse Effect of Information on Governance and Leverage. Management Science (MS), 64 (4), 1510–1527.
Category B: Business administration, economics, and business education
Bolton, Gary, Greiner, Ben, Ockenfels, Axel. 2018. Dispute Resolution or Escalation? The Strategic Gaming of Feedback Withdrawal Options in Online Markets. Management Science (MS), 64 (9), 4009–4031.
Category C: Foreign language business communication, law, humanities, sociology, economic geography, interdisciplinary topics
Rezai, Armon, Taylor, Lance, Foley, Duncan. 2018. Economic Growth, Income Distribution, and Climate Change. Ecological Economics, 146, 164–172.
Kategorie „New Research Avenues“
Dimitropoulou, Christina, Govind, Sriram, Turcan, Laura. 2018. Applying Modern, Disruptive Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Tax Treaty Dispute Resolution (Part 1). Intertax, 46 (11), 856–872.
Dimitropoulou, Christina, Govind, Sriram, Turcan, Laura. 2018. Applying Modern, Disruptive Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Tax Treaty Dispute Resolution (Part 2). Intertax, 46 (12), 960–970.