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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 2014 (13 November 2014)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Clouds Over Heavily

    Nov 13, 2014: The Ifo Index for the world economy fell to 95.0 points from 105.0 points in the previous quarter, reaching its lowest level since the third quarter of 2013. It is now below its long-term average of 95.5 points. Assessments of the current economic situation deteriorated only slightly. Economic expectations, however, were strongly downwardly revised. The upswing in the world economy is suffering a setback. Details

  2. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 4th quarter 2014 (13 November 2014)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Deteriorate

    Nov 6, 2014: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell from 118.9 points to 102.3 points in the fourth quarter, dropping to its lowest level since the third quarter of 2013. It is now below its longterm average. Assessments of both the current economic situation and of the six-month economic outlook deteriorated significantly. High unemployment, weak demand and public sector deficits continue to head the list of the most pressing economic problems. At present, there is no end to the economic weakness in sight. Details

Information on the World Economic Survey

  1. 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

  2. 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

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Contact for participation in the survey

Johanna Plenk

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1227
Fax: +49(0)89/907795-1227
Email: plenk@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
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