Austria : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 19, 2008

Electronic Access:

Free Full text (PDF file size is 884 KB).Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary:

A mix of solid economic policies, wage moderation, and an early orientation toward Eastern Europe explain Austria’s strong economic performance. The economy has grown strong in 2007 and through the first quarter of 2008. Employment growth remains strong, but the trend of a declining unemployment rate appears to be tapering off. Tighter labor market conditions have not resulted in sharp wage increases; instead negotiated wages for 2008 are up. Austria’s external position remains strong, despite a recent decline in competitiveness.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/188

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 19, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451802405/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AUTEA2008001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org