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Andreas Reinstaller (Project co-ordinator)
Productivity Differences in Hungary and Mechanism of TEP-Growth Slowdown. Competitiveness Report 2017
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Research group:Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition
Language:English

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Augusto Medina, Audry Maulana, Douglas Thompson, Nishant Shandilya, Samuel Almeida (SPI), Aki Aapaoja, Matti Kutila (VTT), Erik Merkus, Koen Vervoort (ECORYS)
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – SPI – Technical Research Centre of Finland – ECORYS Holding BV
Online since: 19.07.2017 0:00
The study provides a clearer picture of the EU's current position compared to its third country counterparts in the connected and automated driving (C&AD) sector. It analyses the strategies, funding programmes, standards, regulations and value chains for C&AD in the selected countries. It aimed to review and analyse C&AD technologies and to assess the effectiveness of existing EU support measures for the sector. Based on a comparative analysis of public support measures, programmes and regulations put in place in the USA, Japan, South Korea, China and the EU, we assess the technological and commercialisation readiness level of automated and connected driving and the effectiveness of instruments available for supporting the development of C&AD.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Centre for European Economic Research
Closed:2017
The study serves as a background document for the European Commission and is conducted in close cooperation with the ZEW Mannheim. The main tasks are to define the concept of competitiveness at the micro, meso, and macro levels of economic activity, to establish a set of indicators that is suitable for comparing the competitive performance of EU countries, to develop a systematic grid of indicators and policy objectives, and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used indicators, including their associated measurement problems or biases.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Economic and Social Research Institute – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Closed:2017
This report offers an extensive analysis of the effects of the completion of the EU Single Market. It sheds light on four interrelated aspects: It first reveals asymmetric economic performance which mirrors structural differences across member countries. These differences in economic outcomes are confronted with measures of the Single Market, economic institutions, changes in demand patterns and producer price developments. Next, the changes in value chains are tracked over time, and also put into a global perspective. Eventually, firm level evidence complements these findings. These results are highly relevant for policies at the member country and the EU level.
Jan-Maarten de Vet, Andreas Pauer, Erik Merkus, Paul Baker, Ana Rosa Gonzalez-Martinez, Tamas Kiss-Galfalvi (ECORYS), Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR, London)
Monographs, January 2018, 312 pages
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: ECORYS Holding BV – Austrian Institute of Economic Research – National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
Online since: 13.03.2018 0:00
The mature cement and lime industry sectors are vital for a range of downstream industries, products and services. Over the past 10 years, both sectors have witnessed major downturns, and future prospects are uncertain. These sectors and, in turn, policy-makers, need a better understanding of how resilient the sectors are when responding to external shocks – notably to changes in demand, but also to regulatory reforms and new initiatives (at EU, national, regional and local levels).
Michael Peneder (WIFO), Christian Rammer (ZEW)
Monographs, January 2018, 242 pages
Authors: Michael Peneder, Andreas Reinstaller, Stefan Weingärtner (WIFO), Florence Blandinières, Niklas Dürr, Stefan Frübing, Sven Heim, Bettina Peters, Christian Rammer (ZEW) – Disclaimer: This report has been prepared for the European Commission, DG GROW, under Specific Contract No SI2-750358 implementing the Framework Service Contract ENTR/300/PP/2013/FC-WIFO coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, coordinator: Andreas Reinstaller). The information and views set out in this study are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Commission. The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on the Commission's behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Centre for European Economic Research
Online since: 21.12.2017 13:34
The study serves as a background document for the European Commission and is conducted in close cooperation with the ZEW Mannheim. The main tasks are to define the concept of competitiveness at the micro, meso, and macro levels of economic activity, to establish a set of indicators that is suitable for comparing the competitive performance of EU countries, to develop a systematic grid of indicators and policy objectives, and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used indicators, including their associated measurement problems or biases.
Klaus S. Friesenbichler (Project co-ordinator), Christian Glocker, Werner Hölzl, Serguei Kaniovski, Agnes Kügler, Andreas Reinstaller, Gerhard Streicher (WIFO), Iulia Siedschlag, Mattia Di Ubaldo, Zuzanna Studnicka (ESRI), Robert Stehrer, Roman Stöllinger, Sandra Leitner, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Oliver Reiter, Amat Adarov, Alexandra Bykova (wiiw)
Monographs, December 2017, 367 pages
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Economic and Social Research Institute – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Online since: 08.01.2018 0:00
This report offers an extensive analysis of the effects of the EU Single Market. It sheds light on four interrelated aspects: It first reveals the asymmetric economic performance across member countries, which also mirrors structural differences. These differences in economic outcomes are next confronted with measures of the Single Market, economic institutions, changes in demand patterns, industrial turbulence and producer price developments. Next, the changes in value chains are tracked over time, and also put into a global perspective. Eventually, firm level evidence complements the findings. The results are highly relevant for economic policies at the member country and the EU level.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: World Economic Forum
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed:2017
As the Austrian partner organisation for the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, WIFO undertakes a survey among leading business managers.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – ECORYS Holding BV – National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
Closed:2017
The cement and lime industries are significant contributors to the EU economy in terms of GDP, employment and other economic indicators. They play an essential role in the supply of necessary inputs for other sectors of economic activity (e.g., construction). The central objective of this study is to provide a clear and up-to-date assessment of competitiveness of the EU cement and lime sectors. The study will deliver a diagnosis of both the current situation and future prospects for development of the competitiveness of each sector, thereby providing the EC with the necessary information and evidence to knowledgably engage with the sector in the development of policy. The assessment will encompass both non-regulatory and regulatory aspects of the competitiveness of the cement and lime sectors. For regulatory aspects, the study will specifically identify those regulations that are most important for the sectors and provide a quantification of the most relevant regulatory costs.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – ECORYS Holding BV – SPI – Technical Research Centre of Finland
Closed:2017