Keuschnigg Worries About Austria´s Competitiveness

More+Comment ♦ Published: May 15, 2012; 14:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

The new director of IHS (Institute of Advanced Studies) Christian Keuschnigg suggests reforming the Austrian labor market. The welfare state would be too sophisticated.

Keuschnigg Worries About Austria´s Competitiveness / Picture: © Institut für Höhere Studien - Institute for Advanced Studies

“I am a supporter of the social market economy.” Christian Keuschnigg asserts. This model would work very well in Austria.

Keuschnigg, who teaches at St. Gallen University in Switzerland, will stay at IHS at least for one year. It was left open whether to go back to St. Gallen. Keuschnigg said that his time in Switzerland made him “more patriotic”. It would be…