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[Translate to English:] Sarah Spiekermann

After the COVID-19 pandemic, what teleworking strategies should companies choose?

Sarah Spiekermann, head of the Institute for Institute for Information Systems and Society

[Translate to English:] Simsa

How can teams be successfully managed when working from home due to the pandemic?

Ruth Simsa, Institute for Sociology and Social Research

[Translate to English:] Harald Badinger

What fiscal-policy-related consequences can we expect to result from the multi-billion COVID-19 relief measures?

Harald Badinger, Head of the Institute for International Economics

[Translate to English:] Susanne

Short-time work: Is it possible to exceed the agreed working hours?

Susanne Auer-Mayer, Institute for Austrian and European Labour Law and Social Security Law

[Translate to English:] Stanislav Jenis

Will real estate prices go down due to the COVID-19 crisis?

Gunther Maier, Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics

[Translate to English:] Christoph Badelt

How quickly will the Austrian economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Christoph Badelt, WU Department of Socioeconomics, director of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO)

[Translate to English:] Alfred Taudes

Are bitcoin investments the answer to the COVID-19 crisis?

Alfred Taudes, head of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics

[Translate to English:] Harald Oberhofer

How long will the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis last?

Harald Oberhofer, professor for International Economics

[Translate to English:] Sausgruber

Do mounting COVID-19 debts pose a threat to our pensions?

Rupert Sausgruber, head of the Institute for Public Sector Economics

[Translate to English:] Katharina Mader

Does working from home result in a more balanced division of labor in the household?

Katharina Mader, researcher at the Institute for Heterodox Economics.

[Translate to English:] Thomas Reutterer

Will we ever see mega events again?

Answer by Thomas Reutterer, head of the Institute for Service Marketing and Tourism

[Translate to English:] Thomas Grandner

How will the coronavirus crisis affect the job market?

Answer by Thomas Grandner, head of the Institute for Labor Economics

[Translate to English:] Andrea Grisold

Was, and is, the COVID-19 crisis a creative destruction process?

Answer by Andrea Grisold, head of the Institute for Heterodox Economics

[Translate to English:] Harald Oberhofer

How will the corona crisis affect employment and incomes?

Antwort von Harald Oberhofer, Professor am Institute for International Economics.

[Translate to English:] Gunther Maier

Wie groß wird der volkswirtschaftliche Schaden durch die Coronakrise für Wien sein?

Antwort von Gunther Maier, Forschungsinstitut für Raum- und Immobilienwirtschaft.

[Translate to English:] Josef Zechner

How is the stock market likely to develop?

Answer by Josef Zechner, Professor of Finance and Investments.

[Translate to English:] Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, (c) Lukas Pelzl

What consequences does the corona crisis have for developing countries?

Answer by Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Head of the Institute for Macroeconomics.

[Translate to English:] Monika Koller

Do you think this crisis will make the people consume in a different way?

Monika Koller, Institute for Marketing and Consumer Research

[Translate to English:] Stefan Pichler

What are the consequences of quantitative easing by the ECB?

Answer by Stefan Pichler, Professor for Banking and Finance.

[Translate to English:] Bettina Fuhrmann

What effects will the coronavirus pandemic have on future learning methods?

Answer: Bettina Fuhrmann, head of the Institute for Business Education

[Translate to English:] Ingolfur Blühdorn

Is there likely to be an upswing in alternative economic models?

Answer: Ingolfur Blühdorn, head of the Institute for Social Change and Sustainability (IGN)

[Translate to English:] Thomas Grandner

How will the coronavirus crisis affect the job market?

Answer by Thomas Grandner, head of the Institute for Labor Economics.

[Translate to English:] Sebastian Kummer

How do you think aviation will be affected?

Answer by Sebastian Kummer, Head of WU's Institute for Transport and Logistics Management.

[Translate to English:] Cordula Cerha

How has this pandemic exacerbated the retail industry?

Answer by Cordula Cerha, Assistant Professor at WU's Institute for Retailing & Marketing.