Recovery of the Austrian economy following the COVID-19 crisis can take up to three years

Poledna, Sebastian; Rovenskaya, Elena; Crespo-Cuaresma, Jesús; Kaniovski, Serguei and Miess, Michael (2020) Recovery of the Austrian economy following the COVID-19 crisis can take up to three years. IIASA Policy Brief (26). IIASA

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The scenario analysis carried out using the IIASA simulation model for the Austrian economy concludes that it may take up to three years until the economy recovers from the shock caused by the shutdown measures and returns to the growth path it had prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. For 2020, the model simulations predict a 4% fall in GDP for a shutdown until mid-May, which would be as high as 6% if the shutdown were to last until mid-June. In spite of strong recovery dynamics, with increases in the GDP growth rates around two percentage points above benchmark in the years 2021 and 2022, the GDP levels will remain below the pre-crisis trend within the scenario horizon, indicating lasting effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the medium-term.

Item Type: Other
Research Units: Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 10:40
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/5296

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