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[Translate to English:] Böck

What is a realistic scenario for a normalization of monetary policy in the US and the EMU?

Maximilian Böck, Institute for macroeconomics

[Translate to English:] Crespo

How do inflation and interest rates interact?

Antwort von Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Vorstand des Instituts für Makroökonomie

[Translate to English:] Josef Zechner Studio HUger

Is it true that the surge in inflation we’re currently seeing in the US and Europe will only be temporary?

Josef Zechner, Professor at the Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance

[Translate to English:] Prof. Klaus Prettner

How much has COVID-19 cost the Austrian government so far?

Klaus Prettner, Professor at the Institute for Macroeconomics

[Translate to English:] Breuss

Will the Maastricht criteria be obsolete after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Fritz Breuss, Professor at the Institute for International Economics

[Translate to English:] Ruth Simsa

What are the stressors of teleworking during the pandemic?

Ruth Simsa, professor at the Institute for Sociology and Social Research

[Translate to English:] Franke

Which sectors are likely to experience a boom in the future?

Nikolaus Franke, head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

[Translate to English:] Barbara Stöttinger copyright Heinz Zeggl

Megatrend hybrid work has come to stay

Barbara Stöttinger, Professor at the Institute for International Marketing Management (IMM) and Dean of the WU Executive Academy

[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.