Ifo Business Survey Construction (2015b)

Resource Type
  • Wollmershäuser, Timo
  • Wohlrabe, Klaus
  • Ruppert, Wolfgang
  • Dorffmeister, Ludwig
Publication Date
  • ifo Institut – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V. (Data Collector)
  • JEL:
    • Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • Expectations; Speculations
    • Business Economics: General
    • Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance: General
    • Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior: General
    • Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General
    • Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • Market Structure and Pricing: General
    • Design of Experiments: General
    • Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs: General
    • Economic Methodology: General
    • Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction: General
Controlled Keywords
  • TheSozWiss:
    • sickness rate
    • overtime
    • employee
    • employment figure
    • vacation
    • worker
  • STW:
    • Workforce
    • Bank lending
    • Credit market
    • Employment
    • Workers
    • Turnover
    • Civil engineering
    • Building construction
    • Overtime
    • Construction machinery leasing
    • Component
    • Foreign construction work
    • White collar workers
    • Expectations hypothesis
    • Human resource planning
    • Number of staff
    • Capacity utilization
    • Capacity planning
    • Incoming orders
    • Construction Industry
    • Business climate
    • Price
    • Road construction
Free Keywords
constraints; financing; state of business; illness; backlog of constructions; subcontractor; Wintertime; final acceptance; domestic construction; road construction; construction volume; borrowed equipment; precast parts; plant holidays; credit; family business
  • Series Information

    The Ifo Business Survey for Construction has been conducted on a monthly basis since 1956. The core of the questionnaire consists of qualitative assessments on the current economic parameters of companies such as, for example, the general situation, construction activities, price trends or capacity utilisation, as well as questions on the outlook for the forthcoming months in terms of employment and price expectations. The majority of the questions concern the various construction segments (for example, streets, structural and civil engineering).

Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-01 / 2015-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel: Interval
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Continues
    DOI: 10.7805/ebdc-ibs-con-2015a
  • Is continued by
    DOI: 10.7805/ebdc-ibs-con-2016a
  • Seiler, Christian: The data sets of the LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center - A guide for researchers. In: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies2012, Volume 132, p. 609-618.. ISSN 1439-121X, ISSN 1865-5742 (Article)
    • ID: 10.3790/schm.132.4.609 (DOI)
  • Seiler, Christian: The data sets of the LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center - A guide for researchers. , Ifo Working Paper No. 138, 2012
    • ID: 10419/73812 (Handle)
  • Ruppert, Wolfgang; Georg Goldrian; ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (Ed.): Konjunkturtest Bauhauptgewerbe : Umfragen des ifo Instituts ; Konzeption, Repräsentation, Qualitätssicherung. In: ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung2004, Volume 15, p. 29-38. (Article)

Update Metadata: 2019-11-20 | Issue Number: 9 | Registration Date: 2016-09-19