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Co-ordination of current projects: Jürgen Bierbaumer (2 hits)

Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federal Chancellery – Oesterreichische Nationalbank – Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Using an integrated data set, the project aims to empirically investigate the income situation of private households in 2019 before and after redistribution through government revenue and expenditure. Based on market incomes, the distributional effects of social contributions as well as direct and indirect taxes are examined on the revenue side of the public sector and, on the expenditure side, the social and welfare benefits in cash and in kind provided by the public sector in the areas of health, education, family, housing, unemployment, and means-tested minimum benefits as well as old-age benefits. The effects and the extent of redistribution as well as their impact on income inequality and poverty are analysed both over time and differentiated by household type. In addition, developments relevant to redistribution between 2005 and 2019 are examined.
Jürgen Bierbaumer-Polly (Project co-ordinator)
Schnellschätzung zum Wirtschaftswachstum in Österreich (Flash Estimates of the Austrian GDP)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Seit Mitte 2005 berechnet das WIFO im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Finanzen eine Schnellschätzung zur Vierteljährlichen VGR für Österreich. Diese Daten werden an Eurostat, den IWF, die Ministerien sowie die OeNB geliefert. Der Datensatz ist weniger umfassend als die 2. Revision (siehe dazu "Methoden der Gesamtrechnung") und wird rund 30 Tage nach dem Ende eines Quartals publiziert (zu den einzelnen Publikationsterminen). Die Schnellschätzung enthält auch eine Revision früher Ergebnisse der Vierteljährlichen VGR. Die Daten können von der WIFO-Website heruntergeladen werden.