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founded in the year 1961
City Wien
Country Austria
Website http://www.juliusraabstiftung.at
Legal form Foundation
address Mozartgasse 4, 1041 Wien
founder Leopold Helbich, Andreas Kohl, Ludwig Steiner
number of employees 1
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Think Tanks in Austria (case study)
Last revision 26.02.2015

The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.19523;16.367868.The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.19523;16.367868. Julius-Raab-Stiftung is a foundation affiliated with the Wirtschaftsbund (business circle/association) of the ÖVP (Austrian Peoples Party). In the last years it focussed on such subjects as tax cuts and reform of the taxation system, the defense of property rights, and of the specific leading role of business people. In 2011 the leading team changed and Harald Mahrer, the new president, stands possibly for a more pronounced 'neoliberal' agenda.

Organizational Structure and Funding


Mozartgasse 4, 1041 Wien


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

Supervisory board

People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).

We assume only the managing director as an employee of the foundation.

Working mode, goals

It not only operates as a agency of political discourse but awards also grants especially to international students/postgrads. As public policy institute it produces studies, does public relation work and organizes public events.

Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.

  • Taxation
  • Public Finances
  • Social Market Economy
  • Property Rights