News – 21.01.2022

Catch-up Needed in Contact-intensive Sectors

WIFO Research Brief on Employment 2021

A recent WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein and Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger on the employment situation in 2021 shows that not all sectors were able to benefit from the generally good development on the labour market.
News – 19.01.2022

Weekly WIFO Economic Index

WWWI: Calendar Weeks 50 to 52/2021 and 1/2022

After the marked decline in weekly economic activity (WWWI) when the fourth Austria-wide lockdown for all took effect, there was a strong rebound as it was lifted from calendar week 50/2021.
News – 18.01.2022

Municipal Public Finances in Austria 2020 to 2023

WIFO Study Commissioned by the Austrian Association of Municipalities

WIFO economists Simon Loretz and Hans Pitlik have analysed municipal finances from 2020 to 2023. President of the Austrian Association of Municipalities Alfred Riedl and WIFO Director Gabriel Felbermayr presented the results at a press conference on 18 January 2022.
News – 23.12.2021

Structural Change in the Automotive Industry

Economic Policy Leverages to Manage Decarbonisation

The objective of reducing CO2 emissions is a challenge for the entire automotive supply industry, and, thus, for Austria as a production location. In a current contribution to the WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports), Birgit Meyer, Klaus Friesenbichler and Mario Hirz examine the structural change in the automotive industry.
News – 22.12.2021

Monetary Family Benefits 2021

A Comparison Across Household Types

In Austria, families with children receive financial support by the state in the form of cash and tax benefits. The benefit levels calculated in the study amount to an average of 210 € in the form of direct cash benefits and 118 € in the form of tax benefits per child and month.