Economic cycle hits it’s peak
Driven by the broad-based global economic boom, the domestic economy should continue its vigorous expansion. In 2018 and 2019, the Austrian economy is expected to grow by 2.8% and 1.9%, respectively. While the investment cycle slows noticeably, exports and private consumption are supporting the upswing. It is recommended that the current period of high growth is used to achieve a sustainable budgetary stance and to implement urgently needed structural reforms.
Press information of March 16, 2018 (pdf - long version in German only)
Press information (pdf - short version in English)
Presentation (pdf - in German only)
On March 6 and 7, 2018 the findings of a large-scale, EU funded, international research project with IHS participation were presented in Brussels to experts and the public. The project developed and tested indicators for European monitoring of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in research performing and research funding organizations. The empirical program included large-scale survey based data collection among European research performing and research funding organizations and researchers as well as an extensive set of case-studies addressing the benefits of RRI for society, economy, science and democracy.
MoRRI website (reports and presentations)
At the annual presentation of last year’s results of the Research Promotion Agency Austria (FFG), Martin Kocher emphasized relevance of research and development for Austria’s continued prosperity.
Press release (in German)
The next presentation of the economic forecast of the Austrian economy will take place on June 29, 2018 at 10:30 am at IHS.
Christoph Badelt, WIFO and Martin Kocher, IHS will answer questions of the journalists.