Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy (TU Wien)
IFIP offers lectures for several masters programs, namely urban and regional planning, business informatics, architecture, civil engineering and industrial engineering.
The main areas of teaching and research are:
Public Finance: analysis of budgets of public institutions and public-private institutions, fiscal federalism, revenue sharing systems, theory of state and market failure, regulation and deregulation, analysis of economic incentive mechanisms, determinants of public sector decision processes and their effects on society and economy.
Infrastructure policy and economics particular within the fields of energy, transport, water provision, sewage, telecommunication, waste disposal, social and health services, models, software and information systems for selected fields of the infrastructure.
Ecological economics, resource and environmental economics: economic (e)valuation of the use of natural resources and the ecological dimensions of economic processes.
Real estate and land economics: economic analysis of urban or regional real estate projects including technology centres.
Urban and regional economics: Sectoral, regional and local economic analysis with regard to diverse aims of regional planning.
Models, software and information systems for analysis, prognosis and simulation of public budgets and several fields of infrastructure, e-government.See more