Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) This organization was founded by Hayek and Mises in 1927. "Its goal
is to investigate the conditions and trends of economic performance
and development in Austria and abroad by means of advanced methods,
and to disseminate the results of these investigations so as to
promote the general comprehension of the functioning of the
national and international economy." It has a staff of about 40
economists, and research covers virtually all areas of economics.
WIFO also organizes conferences and workshops.
WIFO also has the most extensive collection of economic data on the
Austrian economy, some of which comes from international
organizations, and some of which is collected by WIFO. But, the
data is only available internally.