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Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

 Contact details
Contact personDr. Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger
Deputy Director 
StreetArsenal, Object 20 
Address 1030 - Vienna (Austria) 
Phone+43-1-798 26 01/294 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Demography
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Urban studies
» Public administration
» Innovation
» Mathematics
» Statistics
» Econometrics
» Agriculture
» Environmental sciences
» Family and consumer service

 Brief description of your activity focus
WIFO is Austria’s leading institute for applied empirical economic research.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) was founded in 1927 by Friedrich August von Hayek and Ludwig von Mises. Today WIFO is Austria’s leading institute for applied empirical economic research aiming at providing the theoretical and empirical foundations for evidence-based policy-making and entrepreneurial decision-making. WIFO analyses and forecasts economic developments in Austria and abroad. The institute also conducts studies for domestic authorities and institutions as well as European/international institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, World Bank, OECD, etc.), based on extensive data bases and solid experience in data handling as well as a broad variety of economic/econometric models. WIFO has acted as coordinator and partner in numerous projects within the EU Framework Research Programmes and has significant experience in the dissemination of research results on the national and European level.

WIFO’s expertise covers the following research areas:
  • Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy: Business cycles, growth and prices – Public sector – Interaction between financial and real economy

  • Labour Market, Income and Social Policy: Labour market, labour market policy and unemployment, including education and migration in the context of labour market issues – Income policy and income distribution – Social insurance systems

  • Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition: Industrial economics, entrepreneurial dynamism and corporate finance – Innovation, productivity and technological change – International competition

  • Structural Change and Regional Development: Analysis of the geographical impact of economic policy measures – Integration of regions with different development levels – Structures and determinants of growth in cities, regions and sectors

  • Environment, Agriculture and Energy: Climate, energy and farming policies in Austria and the EU – Environmental technologies and ecological innovation – Sustainable consumption, sustainable production and measures of welfare
  •  Research Activities

     EU Framework Programme related activities:

     Project participation
    Project #1
    Project TypeFP7
    Project TitleWorld Input-Output Database: Construction and Applications
    Specific ThemeThe project aimed to generate data that provides a description of interdependent global production.
    Project websitehttp://www.wiod.org
    CoordinatorUniversity of Groningen
    Project #2
    Project TypeH2020
    Project TitleGrowth Welfare Innovation Productivity
    Specific ThemeThe project investigates the causes of the slowdown of income and productivity growth.
    Project websitehttp://www.growinpro.eu/
    CoordinatorScuola Superiore SantAnna
    Project #3
    Project TypeFP7
    Project TitleThe Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity
    Specific ThemeThe role of services in various aspects of economic performance in EU countries
    CoordinatorUniversity of Birmingham
    Project #4
    Project TypeH2020
    Project TitleRevisioning the ‘Fiscal EU’: Fair, Sustainable, and Coordinated Tax and Social Policies
    Specific ThemeFair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms and the economic stability of EU members
    Project #5
    Project TypeFP7
    Project TitleWelfare, Wealth and Work for Europe
    Specific ThemeA strategy to make Europe more dynamic, socially inclusive and environmental sustainable
    Project websitehttps://www.wifo.ac.at/forschung/forschungsprojekte/wwwforeurope
    Project #6
    Project TypeFP7
    Project TitleParadigm Shifts Modelling and Innovative Approaches
    Specific Themedeveloping tools to analyze the interaction between the economy and the environment in global change
    CoordinatorInstituto di Studi per lIntegrazione del Sistemi

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