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Project lead: Thomas Horvath
Medium-term Employment Forecasts for Austria and the Laender. Changes in Occupations and Sectors 2018 to 2025 (Mittelfristige Beschäftigungsprognose für Österreich und die Bundesländer – berufliche und sektorale Veränderungen 2018 bis 2025)
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: Public Employment Service Austria
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed: 2022
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.
Project lead: Ulrike Huemer
Project team member: Rainer Eppel, Helmut Mahringer, Lukas Schmoigl
Effectiveness of active labour market policy measures in the business cycle (Effektivität von Instrumenten der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik in unterschiedlichen Konjunkturphasen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Closed: 2021
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.
Project lead: Sandra Bilek-Steindl
Project team member: Jürgen Bierbaumer
Quarterly National Accounts. Consulting (Beratungs- und Qualitätssicherungsleistungen durch das WIFO für die Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Statistics Austria
Closed: 2021
In the course of the handover of the Quarterly National Accounts to Statistics Austria, WIFO provides technical consulting and quality assurance services.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
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
Closed: 2021
Within this FWC, WIFO together with other partners provides services and economic analyses in order to support EC's SME policy design.
Productivity Growth of Austrian Firms (Produktivitätsentwicklung österreichischer Unternehmen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry Digital and Economic Affairs
Closed: 2021
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 firms.
Project lead: Michael Böheim
Towards a Future-Oriented EU State Aid Regime (Ein zukunftsgerechter EU-Beihilfenrahmen)
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: Federal Chancellery – Federal Ministry Digital and Economic Affairs
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed: 2021
On offer is a study that develops a future-oriented EU state aid framework on the basis of a comprehensive economic and legal analysis.
Project lead: Marian Fink
Project team member: Marian Fink, Thomas Horvath, Helmut Mahringer, Marcel Fink, Gerlinde Titelbach (IHS)
Work incentives of unemployment insurance benefits (Arbeitsanreize von Arbeitslosenversicherungsleistungen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Institute for Advanced Studies
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Closed: 2021
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.
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Closed: 2021
Project lead: Michael Böheim
Project team member: Susanne Bärenthaler-Sieber
Open Access Networks in Austria (Open Access Netze in Österreich)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Closed: 2021
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.
Project lead: Ulrike Huemer
Labour Market Monitor 2020. A Europe-wide Labour Market Monitoring System Updated Annually (Arbeitsmarktmonitor 2020. Update des jährlichen, EU-weiten Arbeitsmarktbeobachtungssystems)
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: Chamber of Labour: Vienna
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed: 2021
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.
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