Reduced opening hours

Due to the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus, WIFO's reception desk will be operating reduced opening hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Outside these opening hours you can reach us by phone (+43 1 7982601-0), email ( or by contacting directly our staff via email or phone.

News – 14.01.2021

Brexit Trade Deal Reduces Damage to Austria

Still –23 percent in Agricultural Exports to the UK

The trade agreement between the UK and the EU can reduce the negative trade effects of Brexit compared to a "no-deal" Brexit, with the exception of trade in services.
News – 13.01.2021

START2030: 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

WIFO and TU Graz Analyse the Effects of a Transformation of the Electricity System

WIFO and the Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation at Graz University of Technology start a project analysing the economic and social effects of a transformation to a 100 percent renewable electricity system.
News – 27.12.2020

New WIFO Radar of Competitiveness

Austria Trails Slightly Behind the Best Third of European Countries

The WIFO radar of competitiveness, presented for the first time in a recent article of the WIFO-Monatsberichte (monthly reports) by Michael Peneder, Angela Köppl, Thomas Leoni, Peter Mayerhofer and Thomas Url, summarises selected findings on the strengths and weaknesses of Austria as a business location.
News – 07.01.2021

WIFO-Konjunkturtest of December 2020

Stabilisation of the Economic Assessments

The economic assessments of Austrian companies stabilised in December following the slump in November. The WIFO Business Climate Index rose by 4.6 points (seasonally adjusted) but remained in negative territory at –10.4 points. Companies assessed the current situation as almost unchanged from the previous month.



Effects of a CO2 Tax

WIFO Working Paper by Angela Köppl and Margit Schratzenstaller Provides Literature Review

Growth Through Gender Equality

Positive Economic Effects Through a Reduction of the Imbalance Between Women and Men

Prospects for Upper Austria as an Industrial Country

WIFO Director Christoph Badelt Outlines Challenges