News – 09.09.2022

Strong Upswing in the First Half of 2022

WIFO Business Cycle Report September 2022

According to Statistics Austria, Austria's economy grew by 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter, after GDP had already increased strongly in the first quarter. Growth impulses came primarily from favourable export dynamics, which in turn stimulated industrial production. However, leading indicators point to a slowdown in economic activity in the second half of the year.
News – 07.09.2022

WIFO Short Assessment on the Electricity Price Brake

Statement on the Reported Model of the Federal Government

The Austrian federal government has announced to present on 7 September 2022, a model for an electricity price brake based on the model of a subsidised basic electricity quota at a fixed price developed by WIFO.
News – 30.08.2022

Economy Loses Momentum

WIFO-Konjunkturtest (Business Cycle Survey) of August 2022

The results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey) show a further weakening of economic dynamics in August. At 8.4 points (seasonally adjusted), the WIFO Business Climate Index is 2.1 points below the value of the previous month (10.5 points) but still in positive territory.
News – 29.08.2022

Disclosure of Publicly Funded Studies Enshrined in Law

New Amendment Regulates the Publication of Studies

Since 27 July 2022, the Austrian National Council has explicitly stipulated through an amendment to the Federal Constitutional Law (B-VG) that studies commissioned by the public sector and financed with taxpayers' money must be published.



Economic Effects of Universities

"Public Spending Pays for Itself in a Relatively Short Period of Time"

Weekly WIFO Economic Index

WWWI: Calendar Weeks 35 to 37

Economic Outlook for 2022 and 2023

Press Conference on 7 October 2022