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.
Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2013 (15 May 2013)
May 15, 2013: The Ifo World Economic Climate Indicator continued to rise, even if only slightly. Both assessments of the current economic situation and the six-month economic outlook improved slightly compared to the previous quarter. There are a growing number of signs that the world economy is stabilising. Details
Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2013 (08 May 2013)
May 8, 2013: The Ifo Economic Climate Indicator for the euro area remains at a low level. Assessments of the current economic situation are slightly less favourable than in the last survey. Expectations for the six-month economic outlook improved only slightly. An economic recovery has not yet started. Details
WES is a quarterly survey conducted in co-operation with the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and receives financial support from the European Commission.
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. Unlike the official statistics, which are primarily constructed around quantitative information, WES consists of qualitative information: appraisals and expectations of economic experts. Whereas the official statistics on the international level often appear after considerable delays, the WES results are timely and internationally comparable. Especially in countries where the data base of the official statistics is insecure, the appraisals and expectations expressed by on-site economic experts in the WES survey are of particular importance.
The survey relies on the participation of economic experts of multinational firms and institutions. Participants receive an exclusive, comprehensive report of the results. If you are interested in participating in the business surveys of the Ifo Institute, please contact Ms. Johanna Plenk. For further information, contact Dr. Gernot Nerb.