Evaluation of Austria's Environmental Support Scheme 2014 - 2016 - economic analysis

The project assesses the economic effects related to Austria's federal environmental support scheme in the period 2014-2016. Therefore a multiplier analysis based on the current input-output table of Statistics Austria is carried out for the various support areas. In a first step, the investments for environmental projects are assigned to receiving sectors. Subsequently, the evaluation yields aggregate and sectoral effects on value added and employment resulting from these investments. A special focus is laid on the effects related to the funds granted for thermal refurbishment of buildings. In addition, the role of EU-cofinancing of environmental investment projects is assessed.