OECD Economic Survey of Austria launches Monday 17 July 2017


11/07/2017 - The latest OECD Economic Survey of Austria, to be published on Monday 17 July,analyses the factors behind the recent acceleration of economic growth as well as how policy can help reinvigorate business dynamism, improve competitiveness and spur greater social cohesion.  Special chapters in the Survey discuss strategies for boosting the transition toward digitalisation and ensuring equal opportunity in the face of changing labour market requirements.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 09:00 GMT on Monday 17 July for immediate release.


OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi  will present the Survey in Vienna during a press conference with Austrian Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology  Finance Jörg Leichtfried and State Secretary for Diversity, Public Services and Digitalisation Muna Duzdar starting at 11.00 local time (09:00 GMT) at the Federal Chancellery (Ballhausplatz 2, 1010 Vienna).


An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


For further information on the press conference, journalists should contact Patric Fritz in the Federal Chancellery of Austria Press Office (+43 1 531 15-202448).


For further information on the Economic Survey of Austria, contact the OECD Berlin Centre (+49 30 28 88 35 49), or Heino von Meyer, (+49 175 434 0424), head of the OECD Berlin Centre.

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the Economic Survey of Austria, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to


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