News – 19.05.2022

Economic Policy Options to Handle a Shortfall of Natural Gas Supplies

Minimise the Economic Damage

A recent WIFO Research Brief proposes economic policy options that are potentially applicable in the short term in order to minimise the economic damage of a significant reduction of the gas available in Austria. Special attention is given to not slowing down the desired green transformation.
News – 02.05.2022

Evidence-Based Policy Making 2022

A Collaborative Conference of WIFO, IHS and CEU

On 19 May 2022, a conference on "Evidence-Based Policy Making" will be held for the second time by WIFO, IHS and CEU. This year, the focus will be on "Data and Politics".
News – 12.05.2022

The War in Ukraine Clouds Medium-term Economic Outlook

Update of the Medium-term Forecast of the Austrian Economy 2022 to 2026

The Austrian economy recovered quickly from the COVID-19 crisis in 2021. The growth outlook for 2022 (+3.9 percent) is 1 percentage point weaker than expected last fall due to the war in Ukraine and the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
News – 11.05.2022

Economic Uncertainty Remains High

WIFO Business Cycle Report May 2022

A good two months after the outbreak of the Ukraine war, economic uncertainty remains high. High commodity prices and renewed supply bottlenecks are burdening the global economy. Both in the USA and in the euro area, economic activity developed only moderately in the first quarter. In Austria, by contrast, strong industrial activity and catch-up effects in the service sector ensured strong growth. In April, however, overall economic growth weakened.
News – 10.05.2022

Ukraine War Shaped Austrian-Bavarian Economic Summit

Facing a New Geopolitical Order, WKO, vbw and WIFO Invited to Dialogue Forum

At a high-level Austrian-Bavarian conference on 9 May 2022, the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.) and the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) initiated a neighborhood dialogue on economic policy consequences of the new geopolitical order in Europe.