Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
In Österreich unterliegen bestimmte Güter in Krisenzeiten einer staatlichen Regulierung. Ausgehend vom unbestimmten Begriff
der Versorgungsstörung wird ein operationalisierbares Konzept auf der Grundlage ökonomischer Kriterien für die Vorbereitung
und Durchführung staatlicher Lenkungsmaßnahmen erarbeitet.
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Graz University of Technology
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
START2030 aims at providing comprehensive analyses of the economic incidence and social impacts of a transition to a 100 percent
renewable electricity system by 2030. Policy scenarios will be analysed to depict the broad range of effects of this transformation.
The analysis will deliver insights on the emission impact as well as on the macroeconomic and distributional effects of the
transformation. Policy recommendations on how to mitigate detrimental effects on vulnerable groups will be derived.
Supported by: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Digital technologies have contributed to the emergence of digital platforms enabling new business models that bear huge potentials
for their users. But little is known about their actual use by Austrian companies, the particular value they create and their
impact on either side of the markets they match. We aim to contribute to the literature by developing and conducting a new
enterprise survey. Based on a classification of the different types of digital platforms relevant to business, the focus will
be on the following research questions: First, we analyse the scope of business use of various digital platforms ("adoption").
Second, we specifically ask enterprises whether and to what extent they use digital platforms to outsource labour input. Finally,
we investigate how the enterprises perceive the impact of the use of digital platforms on the kind and intensity of competition
as well as the underlying value they create for both, the firms (in terms of safeguarding or improving competitiveness), and
the consumers (in terms of reduced price per quality of goods and services).
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Grimaldi Studio Legale SPRL – LE Europe LTD – Valdani Vicari & Associati Srl – Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH