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Falling Behind and Catching Up – Southeast Europe

For more than two years, wiiw economists and researchers from SEE analysed reasons for & ways out of the Balkans’ development trap. The results are on the wiiw Balkan Observatory website. read more

wiiw Reality Check: An economist’s tale

Michael Landesmann reflects on major structural changes having taken place in CESEE over the past 25 years of transition & shares his view of key developments of the decade to come. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: Breaking out from the middle-income trap? Not at any price!

In the last 25 years, Poland – just as most of the other CEE countries – closed a good deal of the income gap with respect to Western Europe. An assessment by Leon Podkaminer read more

13 awards for wiiw forecasts

wiiw forecasts have been recognized with 13 awards by FocusEconomics’ Forecast Awards 2016 read more

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


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