WIFO Reports on Austria

The WIFO Reports on Austria are short English-language analyses of economic developments in Austria. Contributions on the topics of business cycle, competitiveness, macroeconomics, labour market, digitisation, cash flow and unit labour costs are published regularly, summarising the main developments in these areas in Austria.

The articles of the previous issues "WIFO Bulletin" and "Austrian Economic Quarterly" can be found here: WIFO Bulletin, Austrian Economic Quarterly

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How Austria Got Through the Crisis and What to be Done Now
WIFO Reports on Austria, 2022, (3), 12 pages
Online since: 25.02.2022 0:00
In the last two years, economic policy in Austria has been dominated by the COVID-19 crisis. Concerning its pandemic re-sponse, compared to its international peers, Austria ranks only average, both in terms of excess mortality and economic loss-es. While the pandemic situation is still acute, economic policy must nonetheless refocus on structural issues that are decisive for long-term prosperity. This article highlights some aspects of the COVID-19 crisis and offers some thoughts on the transfor-mation of the energy system and the reform of labour market institutions. The proactive design of both policy areas will be crucial for the country's successful economic future.
JEL-Codes:E60, F40, H12, J08
Keywords:Austrian economic policy, COVID-19 crisis, labour market reforms, energy system
Research group:No Research Group affiliation

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