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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. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 1st quarter 2016 (04 February 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over

    Feb 4, 2016: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area declined by another three index points in the first quarter of 2016. It dropped to 118.9 points, but still remains significantly above its long-term average. Assessments of the current economic situation were only slightly less favourable than in the previous quarter, and positive expectations also clouded over somewhat. The recovery in the euro area economy is only expected to continue at a slow pace. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 4th quarter 2015 (12 November 2015)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Cools Down Markedly

    Nov 12, 2015: The Ifo Index for the world economy clouded over. After reaching 95.9 last quarter, the indicator is now clearly below its long-term average of 96.1 points at 89.6 points. Assessments of the current economic situation deteriorated only marginally, but expectations are far less positive than last quarter. The most urgent economic problems, according to experts, are insufficient demand and a lack of confidence in government policies. The world economy is seeing only moderate growth. 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
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