Austrian Economics Center

Austrian Economics Center (AEC)


The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) is an incorporated society in Vienna Austria.

According  to the AEC's website, “It promotes the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics as a viable economic alternative in Austria and elsewhere, not only by the means of a public think tank, but also as an academic Institute. Furthermore the Institute, which is based in Vienna, takes up topical questions concerning social and economic policies. It also offers studies and solutions on a scientific basis.” [1]

Notable on AEC's Advisory Board is climate change skeptic Nigel Lawson, founder of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).

Stance on Climate Change

“There is much left to learn about the earth and its climate, and governments should not make any rash decisions in an attempt to control it, while putting the people at risk. Let nature regulate itself.” [2]


According to their website, “The Austrian Economics Center holds the accounting status of a scientific organisation, therefore, donations to the AEC are tax deductable.” [3]

Key People

The following are listed on the Austrian Economics Center's website as of May 20, 2012: [4]

Board Members

  • Barbara KolmPresident and Director.
  • Georg Mustafa — Deputy Director.
  • Hannes Oberrauch
  • Richard Zundrith

Advisory Board

Senior Fellows


May 21 - 23, 2012

The Austrian Economics Center is a Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7). [5]

Related Organizations


  1. Our Mission Statement,” Austrian Economics Center. Accessed May, 2012.

  2. The Environment,” Austrian Economics Center. Accessed May, 2012.

  3. Donors,” Austrian Economic Center. Accessed May, 2012.

  4. Homepage - Austrian Economics Center. Accessed May 20, 2012.

  5. Cosponsors,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May 20, 2012.

  6. Our Coalition,” European Coalition on Economic Growth. Accessed May, 2012.