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US elections: a warning for Europe?

Armon Rezai, wiiw Research Associate, comments on the economic implications of a Trump presidency and the potential effects for Europe (in German). read more

Just released: wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2016

The twenty-second edition of the wiiw Handbook is an updated and expanded macroeconomic statistics collection for CESEE countries. read more

Inequality and Trust

Brexit, Trump and the rise of nationalist parties in Europe put the study of inequality high on the research agenda. Mariya Hake (OeNB) shows how it affects trust in institutions. read more

Trump and Power

Will America have more bargaining power in bilateral rather than multilateral trade deals? Most probably not. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov read more

The Belarus Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms

A new wiiw study analyses the unique transition experience of Belarus and calls for a new policy set up read more

Policies of Donald Trump: any lessons from other populist governments?

Two examples – to get some flavour of how events may unfold – are Poland and Hungary. Wisława Niemczyk & Sándor Richter have looked at the situation. read more

CETA is still alive...

Following the US election, TTIP is probably dead. However, this could make CETA more likely. On Thursday, Mario Larch will outline what CETA means for trade and investment. read more

What a Trump victory means for CESEE

An ‘America First’ policy as envisaged by the newly elected president of the United States, Donald Trump, could have far reaching consequences. Economists at the wiiw discussed the economic and geopolitical implications for the CESEE region. read more

Labour shortages driving economic growth?

At today’s press conference, Vasily Astrov presented the new wiiw forecast for 22 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe. A summary. read more

An Anatomy of the Global Trade Slowdown based on the WIOD 2016 Release

wiiw and the GGDC updated the World Input-Output Database to analyse the slowdown in the global trade-to-GDP ratio based on a novel measure of international production fragmentation. read more