Access to HFCS Data
In April 2013, the ECB released the first wave of anonymized HFCS data to the research community. For information on how to apply for data access for research purposes, visit the website of the ECB’s Household Finance and Consumption Network.
The first wave of the HFCS in Austria aimed not only to provide information on the core variables published by the ECB but also contained several questions designed to obtain information specific to Austria. Some of the data on the Austria-specific variables can be made available to researchers, provided that they have also been granted access to the core variables by the ECB. Researchers can request these additional data by e-mail (via contact below) but need to supply proof of their agreement with the ECB concerning the use of the core variables.