Commissioned by: Public Employment Service Austria
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
As basis for medium-term forecasts of the future qualification demand WIFO regularily produces forecasts of the development
of employment by occupations, sectors and gender. The current calculations cover the period 2016 to 2023 and offer a rich
set of forecasts for 38 sectors and 59 occupations.
In view of the tense situation on the labour market, the effect of preventive and reactive labour market policy measures in
the business cycle is being investigated on the basis of a literature survey and a counterfactual impact analysis. The subject
matter is company integration subsidies, employment projects on the secondary labour market and selected training measures.
The methodological approach is based on the question of which instruments are particularly suitable in times of crisis to
avoid unemployment or to bring the unemployed into employment and which instruments are particularly effective in times of
economic upswing. The results of the study are intended to provide a basis for decisions on the budgetary endowment of labour
market policy instruments in the various economic phases. They also serve to review labour market policy instruments with
regard to efficiency, employment incentives and reintegration into sustainable employment.
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy – Centre for Industrial Studies – IDEA Consult – SPI – Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services LLP – Old Continent Agency SPRL
Within this FWC, WIFO together with other partners provides services and economic analyses in order to support EC's SME policy
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry Digital and Economic Affairs
In cooperation with the OECD and Statistics Austria, WIFO coordinates the calculation of productivity indicators based on
micro-aggregated company data for Austria. Productivity development is differentiated, for example, by sector, size class,
age or relative position in the productivity distribution. The aim is to identify strengths and weaknesses and, based on these,
possible priorities within the framework of a productivity-oriented strategy for enhancing the competitiveness of Austrian
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Institute for Advanced Studies
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Subproject 5.3 examines the design of unemployment insurance benefits systems with regard to their potential to promote the
taking up of gainful employment or to foster unemployment. Based on these findings, the effect of changed incentive structures
on expenditure in the Austrian unemployment insurance benefits system will be simulated.
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
In contrast to vertically integrated telecommunications companies, open access networks do not basically involve the construction,
operation and provision of services to be in one hand. Depending on the operator model chosen, a completely vertically separated
provider structure on the three levels may occur. Private or public companies set up the passive infrastructure for an open
access network and tender out the operation of these networks. At the same time these networks are open to any operator at
the service level. This creates a huge variety of open access networks in operation. As each of these networks is currently
being developed according to its own standards and access conditions, there are no standardised interfaces between the different
providers of an open access network in Austria. This leads to high transaction costs and represents a central obstacle to
service diversity and competition in the market, because the potential of the open access networks cannot be exploited due
to this inconsistent access. The study will therefore develop, on the basis of an analysis of the current state of development,
options for standardising network access for open access networks via a central platform for virtual unbundling.
This report is an update of a set of labour market indices first implemented and tested in 2010 in cooperation with experts
of the Vienna Chamber of Labour (AK). It examines the Austrian labour market relative to the other 27 EU member countries
according to the following key dimensions: overall labour market performance, participation of different groups of people,
exclusion risks on the labour market, distribution of earnings and redistribution by the welfare state. This report summarises
the current results of the five dimensions and contains cartographic material.