News – 24.05.2023

Green Transformation and Energy Systems

Video: WIFO Economic Talks on 24 May 2023

Prior to the General Assembly of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, the WIFO Economic Talks with Gabriel Felbermayr, Claudia Kettner, Renate Anderl and Harald Mahrer took place on 24 May 2023.
News – 23.05.2023

The Price-Dampening Effect of Non-profit Housing

WIFO Publishes Study, Research Brief and Interactive Visualisation

A new study by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) together with the housing department of the Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations shows that non-profit building associations (GBV) have a price-dampening effect on the overall rental market.
News – 16.05.2023

Decline in Energy Prices Improves Growth Prospects

Update of the Medium-term Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2023 to 2027

Driven by global factors, the Austrian economy will recover rapidly from the stagflation in 2023. Real economic growth of 2,1 percent is expected for 2025. For 2023-2027, WIFO expects an average GDP growth of 1.6 percent p.a. (Ø 2010-2019 +1.5 percent p.a.).
News – 04.05.2023

Europe's Regions Have More Potential

Green and Digital Technologies Require Accurate and International Cooperation Also in Austria

Technological capabilities for the green and digital transformation can be found all over Europe – but they are distributed very differently between the regions. A new study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung with the cooperation of WIFO shows: Europe has more potential and needs better linking of the regions.
News – 10.05.2023

Business Expectations Improve Despite High Inflation

WIFO Business Cycle Report May 2023

Against the background of the international economic slowdown, Austria's economic performance declined in the first quarter. Weak export dynamics weighed on industry. In April, the assessments of domestic companies in the manufacturing industry regarding the current situation deteriorated again, but their expectations brightened. This points to an expansion of production activity in the coming months.
News – 11.05.2023

14th Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Regional Economics Workshop

Call for Papers – Deadline: 30 July 2023

The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) is very pleased to announce the 14th international workshop in honour of Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and member of WIFO's Scientific Board.



The Austrian Economy in 2022

Geopolitical Tension, Energy Crisis and Inflation Shaped Economic Activity

Migration and Work

Video: Book Presentation by Gudrun Biffl and Peter Huber

Weekly WIFO Economic Index

WWWI: Calendar Weeks 14 to 17 2023