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Co-ordination of current projects: Helmut Mahringer (8 hits)

Assessment of the burden from the COVID-19 crisis on insolvencies in Austria - Stage 3: Medium-term forecast (Abschätzung der Belastung des IEF durch die Corona-Krise - Stufe 3: Mittelfristige Prognose)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Insolvenz-Entgelt-Fonds Service GmbH
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The research project examines the extent to which the economic distortions caused by the COVID-19 crisis will affect the insolvency risk (i.e., more insolvencies and higher insolvency volumes) and, as a result, will increase the utilisation of the Insolvency Remuneration Fund. Of particular interest are the expected cases and volumes of disbursements the Fund will face. For a quantitative estimation of these target figures, a multi-level approach is chosen in the research project. Stage I elaborates on the data generation and compilation of relevant factors concerning the insolvency risk. Based on this, an analytical framework (Stage II.A) is defined and a scenario assessment of the effects (Stage II.B) is provided.
Helmut Mahringer (Project co-ordinator)
"Standing Research Committee" zur Arbeitsmarktpolitik in der COVID-19-Krise (Standing Research Committee on Labour Market Policy in the COVID-19 Crises)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Public Employment Service Austria – Federal Ministry of Labour, Family and Youth
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Institute for Advanced Studies – Synthesis
Das Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich etabliert zur Beratung in Fragen der Arbeitsmarktprognosen und möglicher Adaptierungen arbeitsmarktpolitische Maßnahmen im Laufe der COVID-19-Pandemie. Dieses Gremium wird von Expertinnen und Experten mehrerer Forschungsinstitute beschickt und vom WIFO koordiniert.
Project lead: Helmut Mahringer
Project team member: Stefan Ederer, Ulrike Huemer, Walter Hyll
Development of working time and employment in Austria (Entwicklung von Arbeitszeit und Beschäftigung in Österreich)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Chamber of Labour: Vienna
In the two major crises of the last 12 years (financial market and economic crisis, COVID-19 crisis), the drastic slump in production and value added was only reflected on the labour market to a significantly lesser extent. This is largely due to a reduction in the number of hours worked per employee. Although the use of short-time work contributed to this decline in working hours, it was by no means its sole cause, especially during the financial market and economic crisis. This study draws on data on macroeconomic developments, working time trends and the use of short-time work. It examines whether, in which economic phases and to what extent changes in working hours influence the relationship between economic growth and employment and to what extent the development of these two variables has decoupled.
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)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
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: Helmut Mahringer
Establishment of a sounding board for the advisory support of the implementation process of the labour market opportunities assistance system of AMS Austria (Einrichtung eines Sounding Boards zur beratenden Begleitung des Implementationsprozesses des Arbeitsmarktchancen-Assistenzsystems im AMS Österreich)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
With the aim of using labour market policy instruments more effectively and efficiently, AMS Austria has developed the Labour Market Opportunities Assistance System. From 2020, this system shall provide additional individualised information and thus support counsellors in the selection of an individualised care strategy. In order to be able to deal in greater depth with the labour market policy strategy change to improve efficiency and effectiveness and the instruments that are suitable for implementing this strategy change, the BMASGK has decided to set up a "Sounding Board". The task of this scientific Sounding Board is to provide the BMASGK and the AMS with qualified feedback regarding the implementation of this change in strategy. Against this background, the Sounding Board is concerned with increasing clarity and transparency in connection with the introduction of the Labour Market Opportunities Assistance System, with a structured inclusion of scientific and labour market policy standpoints and with objectifying the debate on the Labour Market Opportunities Assistance System.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Chamber of Labour: Vienna – Austrian Economic Chamber – Austrian Chamber of Agriculture – Austrian Federation of Trade Unions
Helmut Mahringer (Project co-ordinator)
Evaluierung der Effektivität und Effizienz von Bildungsmaßnahmen des Arbeitsmarktservice (Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Training Measures of the Labour Market Service)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Helmut Mahringer (Project co-ordinator)
Erwerbs- und Einkommensverläufe in Österreich. Ein Kohortenvergleich der Entwicklung seit den 1970er Jahren (Employment and Income Careers in Austria. A Cohort Comparison of Developments since the 1970s)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Chamber of Labour: Vienna
Im Rahmen des Projektes wird ermittelt, ob, in welchem Ausmaß und für welche Arbeitsmarktgruppen sich die Erwerbsintegration und ihre Qualität in den letzten Jahrzehnten verändert hat. Die Veränderungen der Erwerbsverläufe werden anhand von Erwerbslaufbahnen 40-Jähriger bzw. ergänzend auch 30-jähriger abgebildet. Verglichen werden die Erwerbskarrieren von drei bzw. vier Geburtsjahrgangsgruppen im Abstand von jeweils 10 Jahren, für die aus den Daten des Hauptverbandes der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger, die am WIFO verarbeitet werden, wesentliche Teile der Erwerbskarrieren ab dem potentiellen Arbeitsmarkteintritt mit 15 Jahren verfügbar sind.