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Global Economic Crisis Striking Severely Also in Austria. Economic Outlook for 2009 and 2010


  • Marcus Scheiblecker



The global economic crisis leaves deep traces in the EU countries. In Austria, too, GDP will suffer a marked decline by 2.2 percent this year. While exports and investment are falling steeply, consumption will maintain a moderate upward path due to the counter-cyclical policy action taken. The labour market will suffer job losses and a strong increase in unemployment. As a result of the worldwide economic stimulus measures, Austrian GDP should pick up by a modest 0.5 percent in 2010.

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  • Marcus Scheiblecker, 2009. "Global Economic Crisis Striking Severely Also in Austria. Economic Outlook for 2009 and 2010," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 14(2), pages 81-90, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:2009:i:2:p:81-90

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