News – 03.03.2021

Gender Equality in the Labour Market

Recent WIFO Research Brief on the Situation Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis

A recent WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein and Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger analyses the latest developments of women in the labour market and identifies options for measures to increase gender equality.
News – 02.03.2021

Weekly WIFO Economic Index

WWWI: Calendar Week 7 2021

The WWWI in calendar week 7 was shaped by the lingering effects of the easing of restrictions and the opening of stores from 8 February 2021; according to provisional calculations, it was 8 percent lower than the same week last year. Compared with the previous week – the first week of easing – activity improved by around 1 percentage point.
News – 26.02.2021

Economic Forecasts Remain Sceptical

WIFO-Konjunkturtest of February 2021

The mood among Austrian companies remains sceptical. The WIFO business climate index continued to be negative in February at –11.0 points (seasonally adjusted), almost unchanged from the previous month.
News – 19.02.2021

WIFO Publishes Annual Report 2020

"Showing Ways Out of the Crisis"

The latest annual report of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research was published on 19 February 2020 and is now also available in digital form (in German). In 2020, WIFO analyzed the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, made proposals for economic policy measures and pointed out ways out of the crisis.