News – 31.03.2020

Private Consumption in Times of the Corona Crisis and Afterwards

A Scenario Estimate Based on a Monthly Consumption Profile

The supply shock caused by the COVID-19 measures can also be directly mapped on the side of private households, resulting in a sharp drop in demand. In order to derive the magnitude of this consumer demand shock, a detailed consumption profile was drawn up for January to December. According to this, the demand shock for expenditures of resident households amounts to a total of –5.5 billion €, that of foreign guests to –2.9 billion €.
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News – 26.03.2020

Coronavirus Pandemic: Sharp, But in the Best Case Short Cyclical Slump

WIFO Macroeconomic Scenario March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is currently straining international and domestic business activity. For the first half of 2020, severe losses of demand and output should be expected worldwide, essentially depending on how long the measures to contain the spreading of the virus will be in force.
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News – 26.03.2020

WIFO Macroeconomic Scenario: Digital Press Conference

Video and press photos now available

Due to the current emergency situation and the measures taken by the Federal Government in the fight against the corona virus, the press conference on the macroeconomic scenario was broadcast live from the APA press centre by WIFO and IHS today at 10:30 a.m. A recording of the press conference is now available.
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News – 27.03.2020

Effects of the Corona Crisis on Public Budgets

A First Analysis of the WIFO Budget Group

In a first WIFO assessment, Simon Loretz, Hans Pitlik and Margit Schratzenstaller evaluate the effects of the corona crisis on public budgets.
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News – 27.03.2020

Economic Policy: International Responses to the Corona Crisis

WIFO Economist Atanas Pekanov Provides an Overview on the Different Measures Already Enacted

In recent weeks, the global economy has suffered one of the biggest shocks of the post-war period. WIFO economist Atanas Pekanov takes a first international look at the economic policy packages in the corona crisis.
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30.03.2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts the Austrian Economy

WIFO-Konjunkturtest of March 2020
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26.03.2020

WIFO Operations in the Current Emergency Situation

Current Organisational Information and Measures
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25.03.2020

Agricultural Goods: Export Restrictions Could Cause Enormous Damage

An Initial Assessment of the Covid-19 Crisis by WIFO Economist Franz Sinabell
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