Press Releases

Joint Economic Forecast: Significant cooling of the economy

Germany’s leading economics research institutes have revised their forecasts for economic growth in 2019 signifi­cantly downward. They expect Germany’s gross domestic product to increase by 0.8%. This is more than one percentage point less than in autumn 2018, when the forecast was still for 1.9% growth. In contrast, the institutes confirm their previous forecast for the year 2020: gross domestic product is expected to increase by 1.8%.

Rise in part-time Employment in Vienna

On behalf of the city of Vienna, IHS analysed part-time employment in Vienna. Between 2004 and 2017 the authors of the study found a rise in part-time employment of 140.000 people (85%).

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Second Meeting Platform Register Research

On wednesday, the second meeting of the platform for register research convened at IHS. More than 30 representatives of multiple research institutions attended to debate the latest developments regarding the access to public data stocks for science.

Policy Brief: Reviving Productivity Growth

Growth in productivity has weakened in Austria - and most other industrial countries - over the past decades. In his Policy Brief, Klaus Weyerstrass identifies ways to increase growth in productivity which is necessary to maintain and prosperity.