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MMag. Dr. Rainer Eppel

Function: Senior Economist
Research groups: Labour Economics, Income and Social Security
  • Rainer Eppel is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Labour Economics, Income and Social Security" since 2008. In 2012 he was also a visiting researcher and subsequently a research affiliate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). He graduated in Economics in 2008, in Political Science (both at the University of Vienna) in 2009 and received his doctorate in Economics (Vienna University of Economics and Business) in 2014. In his dissertation he investigated the effectiveness of active labour market policy measures in Austria. His research focusses on the empirical analysis of labour market developments and the evaluation of labour market policy, in particular microeconometric analysis on the basis of individual data from Austrian social security and the Public Employment Service Austria. In numerous research projects on behalf of institutions such as the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, the Public Employment Service Austria and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), lectures, publications in international refereed journals and activities as a referee, he is devoting himself above all to unemployment and political measures for reintegration into working life, in addition to topics such as labour market segmentation and interactions between social security and employment. Rainer Eppel is also a lecturer at the Danube University Krems.
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Research scope
  • Evaluation of labour market and social policy
  • Flexibility and segmentation of the labour market
  • Unemployment and reintegration into the labour market