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WIFO
Präsentation der WIFO-Konjunkturprognose vom Dezember 2021 (Presentation of the WIFO Economic Outlook December 2021)
Press conferences, 15.12.2021
WIFO Research Seminar, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wien, 03.11.2021 13:30
Online via Microsoft Teams, link will be submitted after registration (veranstaltungen@wifo.ac.at)
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Research question(s): What is the individual-level consequences of job insecurity, and how can these be explained? • Approach (empirical or theoretical models, simulation, etc.): This talk will give an overview over psychological research on job insecurity and its multiple consequences for individuals. It will focus foremostly on perceived subjective job insecurity embedded in an economic and regional context and offer psychological models to better understand its consequences. • Data (if empirical, what data is used; level of aggregation; most important variables): The talk will mostly draw on longitudinal quantitative surveys conducted among employees of different occupations and with different levels of job insecurity. It will also include findings of country-level/regional surveys and experimental studies to highlight the contextual influence on individual perception. Issues of endogeneity will be discussed. • Main result(s): Subjectively perceived job insecurity has mainly detrimental health and organizational behavioural outcomes, and certainly no motivational potential. Moreover, due to its identity threatening aspect, job insecurity can affect outcomes also outside work, including political attitudes and tolerance towards others. • Policy implication(s) (if any): Policymakers need to be aware that a rise in perceived job insecurity will bring detrimental health and performance consequences and might also undermine people's political attitudes and trust in the state over the longer term.
WIFO Research Seminar, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wien, 19.10.2021 13:30
Online via Microsoft Teams, link will be submitted after registration (veranstaltungen@wifo.ac.at)
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Research question(s): Does the inclusion of non-robotising sectors lead to a bias in the estimation of robotisation effects on productivity, prices and labour market outcomes when analysing industry level data? • Approach: Empirical estimation using OLS, Panel-Data-, and Instrumental Variable Regression. • Data: Country-industry level data on robot adoption from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) merged with EU-Klems-data on productivity, prices, and labour market outcomes. • Main result(s): Restricting the estimation sample to sectors which actually experience relevant changes in robotisation (i.e. removing non-robotising sectors) leads to firstly, a reduction in the size of the estimated productivity effects, secondly, no significant effect on prices, and thirdly, drastically changes the estimated employment and wage effects.
WIFO
Präsentation der WIFO-Konjunkturprognose vom Oktober 2021 (Presentation of the WIFO Economic Outlook October 2021)
Press conferences, 08.10.2021
WIFO Research Seminar, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wien, 08.09.2021 13:30
Online via Microsoft Teams, link will be submitted after registration (veranstaltungen@wifo.ac.at)
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Research question(s): How could different (technology) pathways to a near-climate neutral industry by 2045 look like? – What role does the use of electricity and hydrogen play in the different scenarios? – What are the challenges in individual sectors (e.g. basic chemicals)? – What are the priorities for the transformation until 2030? • Approach: "Forecast" is a bottom-up energy demand model that depicts the technology structure of industry and maps industrial energy consumption, emissions, and costs at the process level. Furthermore, technology areas such as electric motors, industrial furnaces, space heating and steam generation are modelled separately. • Main result(s): The four scenarios show alternative paths to almost CO2-neutral industrial production by 2045 – at least 95 percent by 2045 compared to 1990. They include ambitious changes to the entire industrial production system and assume a profound transformation in many sectors and value chains. In order for the transition to CO2-neutral industrial production by 2045 to succeed, the time horizon until 2030 is crucial. • Policy implication(s): The current German policy mix is not sufficient to achieve sufficient reductions in the medium term and, above all, does not provide sufficient incentives for the fundamental long-term transformation. A successful industrial transformation therefore requires an adjustment of the regulatory framework (CCfDs, EU-ETS minimum price paths, establishment of green lead markets, etc.).
Ökonometrie in der Evaluierung (Econometrics in Evaluations)
Workshops, conferences and other events, Online, 03.09.2021 10:00-14:00, https://fteval.at/content/home/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen/oekonometrie/
Organised by: Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation – Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Austrian Institute for SME Research
Bei dieser Diskussionsveranstaltung wird ein Überblick über ökonometrische Methoden zur kausalen Abschätzung der Förderwirkung im Bereich von Evaluierungen der Forschungs-, Technologie- und Innovationspolitik geboten. Folgende internationale Expertinnen und Experten konnten dafür gewonnen werden: Dirk Czarnitzki (ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung), Hanna Hottenrott (Technische Universität München), Jens Storm (Büro für Datenanalyse, Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark), Theo J.A. Roelandt (DG Enterprise & Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs).
Vortrag, Online, 24.07.2021–25.07.2021
Organised by: Austrian Economic Association
Vortrag, Online, Rom, 08.07.2021–10.07.2021
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Vortrag, Online, 07.07.2021
Organised by: Denkwerkstätte Graz

WIFO Research Seminar, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wien, 09.01.2020 13:30
Online via Microsoft Teams, link will be submitted after registration (veranstaltungen@wifo.ac.at) – Working Paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3848342
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
During the last decade, the Austrian labour market experienced a substantial outward shift of the Beveridge curve. Using detailed administrative data on vacancies and registered unemployed by region and skill level, we test which factors caused this shift. We find that the Beveridge curve shifted primarily because mismatch increased substantially. Looking on the regional and skill dimension of mismatch unemployment, we find a substantial increase of mismatch unemployment for manual routine tasks as well as for the region of Vienna.
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