Austrian Institute of Economic Research

WIFO, founded in 1927 by Friedrich August von Hayek and Ludwig von Mises for the purpose of business cycle analysis, is today the leading institute for applied empirical economic research in Austria with a strong commitment at a European level.

WIFO is a non-profit, independent economic research institute. Through highest quality research, economic policy advice and communication, the Institute builds a bridge between basic academic research and economic policy application. It creates scientific evidence to inform economic policy and business decision-makers as well as the general public. In this way, it makes a significant contribution to solving economic and socio-political challenges. WIFO prepares empirical analyses with scientific integrity and state-of-the-art methods. It communicates its results in scientific publications, policy reports and with the help of broad-based public relations work.

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – wiiw – is one of the most important research centers for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe with more than 50 years of experience. Over the years, wiiw has broadened its expertise as well as its regional coverage – to include European integration, the countries of Wider Europe and selected topics in the global economy. The areas of research in which wiiw is engaged have also broadened. The focus of the content work is currently on macroeconomic developments and structural change, the international economy, labor markets and social issues, as well as selected topics related to sectoral and regional economic developments. wiiw is an independent, non-profit institution.

The Economic and Social Computing Center

The Economic and Social Computing Center is the central Austrian data host for national and international economic data.

WSR is the IT service provider for the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). It operates a powerful economic database (WIFO Data System – WDS), which was developed jointly with WIFO and comprises economically relevant statistics for Austria as well as a large number of international economic databases.

Furthermore, the WSR develops applications that are needed for WIFO‘s scientific work and for which there are no standard applications on the market.

In addition to the activities described above, the WSR takes on contracts in the area of IT support for clients from science and research.

For its tasks as a data host and IT service provider, the WSR manages an extensive IT environment at the Arsenal site, Object 20. The WSR‘s activities are independent and non-profit.