Barbara Kolm
Barbara Kolm
Ph.D. in economics, founding Director of the Austrian Economics Center and President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institut, both Vienna-based think tanks dedicated to the Austrian School of Economics, Associate Professor at UDG, founder of the Free Market Road Show, now in its 10th year.
Austria Shouldn't Support Weakened Patent Protections

Austria Shouldn't Support Weakened Patent Protections

Austria has become a major producer and exporter of medicines. Today, Austria's pharmaceutical industry is the 12th largest in Europe. It adds an estimated €9.6 billion to our economy and supports more than 60,000 jobs. Unfortunately, a United Nations panel recently proposed several policies that would undermine Austria's drug industry, thereby harming the economy and decreasing access to medications across Europe and the developing world. The Austrian government ought to speak out against the panel's foolhardy recommendations. Its silence seems like tacit support.  More

No. 4, Mar.-Apr. 2017 2017


The 2017 Austrian Elections

The 2017 Austrian Elections

Since October 2006, Austria has been governed by a “big coalition” between the two major parties, the Conservative People’s Party ÖVP and the Social Democratic Party SPÖ. Years which, in the eyes of most, have been dominated by intergovernmental conflict and bipartisan obstruction. More

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