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Ifo World Economic Survey

Since 1981 the Ifo Institute has conducted a quarterly survey in numerous countries on business cycle developments and other economic factors in the experts' home countries.

Latest results

  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 4th quarter 2016 (10 November 2016)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Again

    Nov 10, 2016: The Ifo Index for the world economy improved, rising 4.5 index points to 90.5 points in the fourth quarter and returning to the level seen in the second quarter. Despite this improvement the figure remains around six index points below its long-term average. Experts’ assessments of the current economic situation remained unfavourable, with no change since the second quarter. Expectations brightened somewhat and the world economy seems to be swinging back on track for a moderate recovery. According to experts‘ assessments, Donald Trump’s election as US President represents a major risk for the world economy. They assessed Hillary Clinton’s election, by contrast, as slightly positive. The survey was completed in October. Details

  2. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 4th quarter 2016 (03 November 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Remains Heterogeneous

    Nov 3, 2016: Economic sentiment in the euro area improved this quarter, but to markedly different degrees across member states. The Ifo index for the economic climate in the euro area rose from 111.6 points to 116.8 points in the fourth quarter. The current economic situation remains unchanged and the improved economic climate was entirely due to more positive expectations. The economic recovery in the euro area is expected to continue at a sluggish pace. Details

Information on the World Economic Survey

  1. Publications on the World Economic Survey

    Since 1981 the Ifo Institute has conducted a quarterly survey in numerous countries on business cycle developments and other economic factors in the experts' home countries. Details

  2. Design of the World Economic Survey

    The Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) is designed to give an accurate picture of the economic situation and forecasts for important industrial, emerging and developing economies on a quarterly basis. Details

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Contact for participation in the survey

Johanna Garnitz

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1227
Fax: +49(0)89/907795-1227
Email: garnitz @ ifo.de
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Further information

Dr. Gernot Nerb

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1236
Fax: +49(0)89/907795-1236
Email: nerb @ ifo.de
Website


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