Workshops, conferences and other events, WIFO, Wien, 03.10.2022–04.10.2022
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) is organising the 13th international workshop in the field of regional
economics in honour of Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and
member of WIFO's Scientific Board. This event aims at bringing together researchers from various fields of economics working
mainly at the regional level to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge. Glyn Wittwer of the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
in Melbourne will serve as our keynote speaker for the workshop. Glyn is a regional dynamic CGE modelling expert. He has played
a major role in developing databases for several country-specific versions of TERM (The Enormous Regional Model), a "bottom-up"
multiregional CGE model developed at CoPS. His list of projects includes modelling of the impacts of major dam and transport
projects, drought and water trading, flood, hypothetical plant disease scenarios, productivity scenarios, wine tax scenarios,
major mine construction projects, industry closures and the aftermath of civil disruption.
Workshops, conferences and other events, Online via Webex, 11.11.2021 9:00
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Statistics Austria
Commissioned by: Statistics Austria
In order to make the importance of tourism for the regional economy in Austria tangible, Statistics Austria and WIFO have
compiled Tourism Satellite Accounts (R-TSA) for eight provinces on behalf of the respective provincial governments or provincial
tourism organisations. In an online workshop for journalists, the main results for the base year 2018 as well as a first estimate
for 2019 on the spending volume of tourists, the value added of tourism in the individual provinces and the contribution of
tourism to regional employment will be presented. The key figures represent the level before the COVID-19 pandemic and will
thus be able to provide information in the future on the effect the crisis had on tourism in the various regions of Austria.