WIFO on the topic "COVID-19 crisis"

WIFO's economists are pursuing the goal of contributing to tackle socio-economic challenges in the corona crisis and creating sound foundations for decisions in business and society.

A visualisation of the latest developments can be found here.

Current compilation


16.2.2021 – Weekly WIFO Economic Index
WWWI: Calendar Week 5 2021

15.2.2021 – 13th FIW Research Conference
The Future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19

9.2.2021 – Economic Development Remains Sluggish
WIFO Business Cycle Report February 2021

3.2.2021 – Winter Season 2020-21: 83 Percent Fewer Overnight Stays Expected
Recent WIFO Tourism Analysis

1.2.2021 – Federal Budget and Public Debt During the COVID-19 Crisis
Budget Analysis in View of the Federal Aid Measures

29.1.2021 – GDP Fell by 4.3 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2020
WIFO Flash Estimate

21.1.2021 – Employment Situation 2020
WIFO Research Brief: Taking Stock After One Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

15.1.2021 – Growth Through Gender Equality
Positive Economic Effects Through a Reduction of the Imbalance Between Women and Men

18.12.2020 – Economic Outlook for 2020 to 2022
Compensation of High Economic Losses

16.12.2020 – Christmas Sales Shrink by Around 10 Percent
Video: Press Conference Held by Austrian Retail Association and WIFO

11.12.2020 – Decline of 70 Percent in Overnight Stays Expected in Winter
Tourism Analysis Summer Season 2020 and Outlook Winter Season 2020-21

4.12.2020 – "The (Correct) Tourism Figures Please!"
Op-ed by WIFO Economist Oliver Fritz in the Daily Newspaper "Der Standard"

27.11.2020 – COVID-19 Slows Down Economic Recovery
WIFO-Konjunkturtest (Business Cycle Survey) of November 2020

11.11.2020 – Economic Development in the Third Quarter Marked by Catch-up Effects
WIFO Business Cycle Report November 2020

10.11.2020 – Development of Austrian Foreign Trade
FIW Publishes Update for 2020 and 2021 Influenced by the COVID-19 Crisis

9.11.2020 – Economic Consequences of School Closure
WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein and Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger

5.11.2020 – Effects of the Second Lockdown in Austria
Recent WIFO Research Brief on the Macroeconomic Development During the COVID-19 Crisis

3.11.2020 – Employment: Taking Stock After Half a Year of COVID-19 Pandemic
WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Ulrike Huemer and Walter Hyll

2.11.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic Dampens the Economic Outlook
Medium-term Forecast 2021 to 2025

30.10.2020 – Rebound in the Third Quarter of 2020: GDP Growth of 11.1 Percent
WIFO Flash Estimate

23.10.2020 – Climate Protection Has Positive Economic Effects
WIFO Study on Behalf of the Länder

22.10.2020 – Competitiveness of the Austrian Export Industry
WIFO Research Seminar on Economic Policy Options in the COVID-19 Crisis

16.10.2020 – COVID-19 crisis: Women Under Pressure
WIFO Economist Ulrike Huemer at Discussion of the Chamber of Labour

9.10.2020 – Subdued Recovery After Strong Rebound
Economic Outlook for 2020 and 2021

6.10.2020 – Tourism Analysis May to August 2020
Significant Drop in Demand in the First Four Summer Months

1.10.2020 – COVID-19: Analysis of the Social Situation in Austria
Preliminary Presentation with Minister of Social Affairs Rudolf Anschober

28.9.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic: Summer Tourism Dampens Employment Losses
WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Oliver Fritz, Ulrike Huemer and Walter Hyll

20.9.2020 – Strengthening Austria's Export Industry
WIFO Research Brief Outlines Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

18.9.2020 – Labour Market in the COVID-19 Crisis
WIFO Keynote by Helmut Mahringer at a Summit Meeting

4.9.2020 – Tourism Analysis May to July 2020
Demand is Almost Cut in Half in the First Three Months of the Summer Season 2020

28.8.2020 – GDP Decline of 12.5 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2020 Compared to Previous Year
WIFO Quarterly National Accounts

21.8.2020 – Fewer Summer Jobs for Young People
WIFO Research Brief on the Employment Situation in July 2020

13.8.2020 – Tourism Analysis May to June 2020
Summer Preseason Starts with Massive Losses

11.8.2020 – Economic Recovery is on the Horizon
WIFO Business Cycle Report August 2020: High Economic Risks Due to Rising COVID-19 Infections

30.7.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Historic Slump in Economic Output in the Second Quarter 2020
Latest WIFO Flash Estimate

21.7.2020 – Employment Situation for Women More Difficult
WIFO Research Brief: COVID-19 Pandemic

8.7.2020 – Research and Development Expenditure in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Current Article Analyses Effects on the Corporate Sector in Austria

22.6.2020 – Innovation in the COVID-19 Crisis
WIFO Deputy Director Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger at "innovation.network.talk"

9.6.2020 – Domestic Economy on the Decline – Business Expectations Improve
WIFO Business Cycle Report June 2020

8.6.2020 – Outlining Ways out of the COVID-19 Crisis
WIFO General Assembly on 4 June 2020

3.6.2020 – Tourism Analysis Winter Season 2019-20
Massive Collapse in Demand Due to the COVID-19 Crisis in the Last Third of the Season

29.5.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic: GDP Decline of –2.9 Percent Year-on-Year in the First Quarter of 2020
WIFO Quarterly National Accounts

28.5.2020 – Business Expectations Less Pessimistic
WIFO-Konjunkturtest of May 2020 – Economic Assessments Take the Crisis into Account

22.5.2020 – Estimation of the Development of Austrian Goods Exports in 2020
WIFO Research Brief: COVID-19 Pandemic and International Trade

20.5.2020 – The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on European Businesses
Results on Turnover Losses and Firm Survival for Germany, Spain and Austria

19.5.2020 – Decline in Employment and Rise in Unemployment Continued in April
New WIFO Research Brief Analyses Austrian Labour Market in the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.5.2020 – Worldwide Economic Downturn as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
WIFO Business Cycle Report May 2020

10.5.2020 – Effects of the COVID-19-Related Economic Slump on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Austria
WIFO Working Paper: Results of an Initial Assessment

8.5.2020 – Macroeconomic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Austria
WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports): Thomas Url about the Opportunities for Stabilisation Policy

6.5.2020 – COVID-19 Crisis: International Economic Policy Responses
New Article by Atanas Pekanov in WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports)

5.5.2020 – WIFO Participates in COVID-19 Future Operations Clearing Board
Information Exchange for Evidence-based Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic

4.5.2020 – Medium-term Forecast 2020 to 2024 in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports): After the Preliminary Report on Economic Outlook for Austria, the Full Version Has Now Been Published

30.4.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic Already Caused GDP to Fall Sharply in the First Quarter of 2020
Latest WIFO Flash Estimate

29.4.2020 – Drastic Deterioration in Economic Forecasts
WIFO-Konjunkturtest of April 2020

24.4.2020 – How Much Home Office Potential is there in the Austrian Labour Market?
WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein

23.4.2020 – WIFO Expects GDP to Fall by 5¼ Percent in 2020 – in a More Pessimistic Scenario by 7½ Percent
WIFO Research Brief from Angela Köppl, Stefan Schleicher, Margit Schratzenstaller and Karl Steininger

22.4.2020 – COVID-19: Economic Effects on Women
Recent WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger and Christine Mayrhuber

17.4.2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic: Highest Employment Losses in Austria for Almost 70 years
WIFO Research Brief by Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Ulrike Huemer and Walter Hyll

14.4.2020 – COVID-19, Climate Change and Stimulus Packages
WIFO Research Brief from Angela Köppl, Stefan Schleicher, Margit Schratzenstaller and Karl Steininger

9.4.2020 – Corona Crisis: Regional Differences in the Economic Vulnerability
New WIFO Scale Enables Comparison Between Austrian Länder

7.4.2020 – Corona Shutdown: Scenario Estimates Suggest Massive Effects on Austrian Tourism
First Estimate of Overnight Stay Losses in 2020 by WIFO Economist Oliver Fritz

6.4.2020 – Coronavirus Pandemic: Potentially Strong Negative Effect on Innovation Activities
WIFO Assessment by Jürgen Janger and Andreas Reinstaller

3.4.2020 – Shortages of Medical Protective Equipment
COVID-19 Pandemic: WIFO Economist Yvonne Wolfmayr on the Question of Whether Export Restrictions are an Appropriate Policy Response

2.4.2020 – Corona Crisis: Impact on Vienna's Economy
A Brief Analysis of WIFO's Research Group Structural Change and Regional Development

1.4.2020 – Corona Shock on the Labour Market
Almost 200,000 Unemployed More – an Analysis by WIFO Economists Rainer Eppel and Helmut Mahringer

31.3.2020 – Private Consumption in Times of the Corona Crisis and Afterwards
A Scenario Estimate by WIFO Economist Jürgen Bierbaumer-Polly

30.3.2020 – The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts the Austrian Economy
WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey) of March 2020

27.3.2020 – Economic Policy: International Responses to the Corona Crisis
WIFO Economist Atanas Pekanov Provides an Overview on the Different Measures Already Enacted

27.3.2020 – Effects of the Corona Crisis on Public Budgets
A First Analysis of the WIFO Budget Group

26.3.2020 – Coronavirus Pandemic: Sharp, But in the Best Case Short Cyclical Slump
WIFO Macroeconomic Scenario March 2020

25.3.2020 – Agricultural Goods: Export Restrictions Could Cause Enormous Damage
An Initial Assessment of the Covid-19 Crisis by WIFO Economist Franz Sinabell

24.3.2020 – Long-term Care for the Elderly in the Corona Crisis
A First Analysis by WIFO Deputy Director Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger

23.3.2020 – ECB has Taken Exceptional Measures Against the Corona Crisis
First WIFO Analysis of the New Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme

20.3.2020 – Austrian Tourism in the Corona Crisis
A First Analysis by WIFO Economist Oliver Fritz

20.3.2020 – Corona Crisis: Short-time Work is a Suitable Means
First Labour Market Policy Assessment by WIFO Economist Helmut Mahringer

19.3.2020 – Coronavirus: Emergency Aid Must be Distributed Quickly
WIFO Economist Margit Schratzenstaller on the Budgetary Aspects of the Crisis

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Markus Kiesenhofer, BA, MA

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