WIFO has an international scientific network and regularly works as part of international consortia on research projects, for example for the European Commission or the European Parliament. The continuous exchange with the European scientific community and European decision-makers is central to WIFO's bridging function between basic academic research and economic policy application to contribute to the solution of socioeconomic challenges and to create objective foundations for decisions in business and society.
WIFO maintains cooperative relations with international project partners, which are also reflected in WIFO's membership in scientific networks such as the Association of European Conjuncture Institutes, European Forecasting Research Association for the Macro-Economy, Euroconstruct or Fairtax. WIFO is a consultation partner for international organisations (OECD, European Commission, IMF) and rating agencies for the preparation of economic reports on Austria.
WIFO's economists are actively involved in scientific networks through their active participation in the editing of international scientific journals and their membership in international scientific associations. WIFO research results are regularly presented at international scientific conferences and published in renowned international journals. Temporary engagements of WIFO economists in international organisations (OECD, IMF, World Bank) and international research stays of WIFO economists have been creating networks in the USA, Australia and Asia.