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Co-ordination of current projects: Sandra Bilek-Steindl (4 hits)

Project lead: Josef Baumgartner
Project team member: Sandra Bilek-Steindl
A1-Mobility Data Analysis: Visitor Flow and Roaming Data for the Estimation of Retail Sales, Private Consumption and Tourist Overnight Stays (A1-Mobilitätsdatenanalyse. Besucherstrom- und Roamingdaten für die Einschätzung von Einzelhandelsumsätzen, des privaten Konsums und von Gästenächtigungen)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
In this project, mobile phone mobility data and sales data from cash-less transactions are used to provide early estimates for selected economic activities. The intention is to produce flash estimate for retail sales, private consumption and foreign tourist overnight stays as early as every Monday for the week just ended. Statistics Austria publishes preliminary monthly data for retail sales and overnight stays with a lag of at least one month; final values are not available until two months after the end of a month. For this analysis, weekly data on cashless sales at point-of-sale locations of a payment system provider are used. These payment data are provided for sales made in stationary or online stores, domestic or abroad, and are subdivided into 30 demand categories. In addition, two anonymised and summarised data sets of A1-mobile phone customers prepared by Ivenium Data Insights are evaluated: first, daily visitor flow data in ten selected inner-city shopping streets. Together with the cash-less transactions data, they are used for retail sales and private consumption nowcasts. Second, daily roaming information from foreign mobile customers using the A1 network during a stay in Austria for at least one full day, is available disaggregated by country of origin and province of stay. This information is used for the nowcasting of foreign overnight stays.
Sandra Bilek-Steindl (Project co-ordinator)
Schnellschätzung zum Wirtschaftswachstum in Österreich – Neugestaltung (Flash Estimate of Economic Growth in Austria – Redesign)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Mit der Übergabe der vierteljährlichen Volkswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung an Statistik Austria im Herbst 2020 setzt das WIFO die Berechnung der Schnellschätzung methodisch neu auf. Mit dynamischen Faktormodellen wird eine Methode eingesetzt, welche die Veränderungsrate der BIP-Komponenten direkt schätzt. Infolge des Überganges von einer synergetischen Kombination aus vierteljährlicher VGR und Schnellschätzung zur reinen Schnellschätzung wird der methodische Schwerpunkt in Richtung "Nowcasting" verlagert. Dafür werden in der Zusammenstellung der Daten jene Indikatoren auf Monats- und Quartalsbasis einfließen, die verlässliche Vorlaufeigenschaften gegenüber den Größen der VGR haben.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Statistics Austria
Im Zuge der Übernahme der Quartalsrechnung durch Statistik Austria erbringt das WIFO fachliche Beratungs- und Qualitätssicherungsleistungen.
Lower Austria Tomorrow (Niederösterreich Morgen)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Raiffeisen-Holding Niederösterreich–Wien
We investigate which changes people in the Lower Austrian regions are currently experiencing in the areas of life, work, housing and mobility, how they are actually feeling today and what they expect for the future. In addition to the subjective aspects of the quality of life collected through a survey, objective indicators appropriate to the subject areas are also included in the study and jointly analysed. In addition to the topic "youth", particular attention is paid to regional differences between the desires of Lower Austrians for the future, for example between urban and rural regions or, which is particularly relevant in Lower Austria, between the surrounding regions of Vienna and other sub-regions.