Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis

The core competences of the Research Group lie in the investigation of structural changes in a spatial dimension from an economic policy perspective and in business cycle analysis at regional and sectoral level.

The economic policy consulting services of the Research Group relate to aspects of regional and structural policy in Austria and the EU, determinants of regional growth, regional location analyses and location concepts, aspects of regional labour market policy as well as transport, infrastructure, housing, tourism and leisure policy. In addition, the Research Group contributes to regional and sectoral accounts and forecasts (e.g., regional value added and labour market forecasts, tourism satellite accounts, construction industry forecasts) as well as to regional and sectoral business cycle reporting as part of its regular work.

The methodological competences available in the Research Group are of great importance for the estimation of the macroeconomic and regional economic effects of economic policy measures, but also for the economic evaluation of the scope for action to cope with the medium-term challenges for the domestic regional economies. With the help of input-output models at the level of Austrian districts and federal states, but also for the countries of the European Union and the most important world regions, it is possible to provide information on sectoral changes in production, gross value added and employment. In addition, the Research Group deals with the further development and application of complex econometric methods for measuring the causal effects of economic policy interventions and for preparing forecasts.

Press release
Starke Nachfrage in der abgelaufenen Wintersaison, jedoch kaum Dynamik bei realen Umsätzen
Finalization: May 2024
WIFO Working Papers
Prices, Discounts, and Returns in the Market for Real Estate Foreclosures
Finalization: May 2024
Specialist publication: WIFO Working Papers
JEL-Codes: R31, G12, D44
Results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest (Business Cycle Survey) of April 2024
Finalization: April 2024
Project partner Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Economic and Social Science Computing Center
Contractor project: European Commission
Specialist publication: WIFO-Konjunkturtest
Closed: 31.05.2024
Contractor project: Erlebnis-Therme Amadé Badbetriebsführungs GmbH, AVITA Resort GmbH & Co KG, Kurzentrum Bad Hofgastein GmbH & Co. KG, Therme Seewinkel Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. – St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Tourismusverband Thermen- & Vulkanland
Keywords: Tourism, Thermal spa, Economic impact, Value added, Employment effects
Macroeconomics and Public Finance
Labour Economics, Income and Social Security
Industrial, Innovation and International Economics
Climate, Environmental and Resource Economics