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Job Opening

wiiw is looking for a statistician, starting in September 2016. read more

Trade specialisation of European regions

Today, wiiw and the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research (NIW) published a joint study on identifying revealed comparative advantages in an EU regional context. read more

Potential Economic Consequences of the Coup Attempt in Turkey

wiiw economist Serkan Çiçek made a first assessment of the economic repercussions of the coup attempt in Turkey. read more

Western Balkans Countries Discuss Investment, Jobs and Integration

By invitation of wiiw and the World Bank, ministers and senior officials and policy experts from international organisations met in Vienna to discuss the region’s major challenges read more

New Scientific Director for wiiw

Robert Stehrer, one of wiiw’s most outstanding economists, became the Institute’s new Scientific Director as of July 1st 2016 read more

High-Level Panel Discussion on Brexit

Which factors were driving anti-EU sentiments that culminated in the vote for Brexit? What is the impact on the EU integration process and which actions should be taken? A seminar note by Julia Grübler read more

Modest recovery in the east – EU fiscal rules act as obstacle to growth – BREXIT poses new uncertainties

At today’s press conference, Mario Holzner presented the new wiiw forecast for 22 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe. Here is a summary. read more

Slovakia takes over presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July

Slovakia had an agenda, but BREXIT has turned everything upside down. A commentary by wiiw economist Doris Hanzl-Weiss. read more

Eastern Europe in Retrospect: A Brief History of the COMECON Integration

For two days in May, leading scholars met in Regensburg in order to fill the white spots in the economic history of Eastern Europe. Sandor Richter shed light on trade within COMECON read more

Slump despite Global Upturn

Gabor Hunya presented the new wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe at today’s press conference. You may watch the main conclusions and findings in a short video presentation. read more


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