Studies in the Areas of European Competitiveness

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry


The purpose of this framework contract is to provide the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, with background studies concerning the competitiveness of European industries. These background studies are mainly used for the preparation of the Commission’s European Competitiveness Report which is published annually in order to provide analytical input to the policy debate on issues related to competitiveness and to underpin proposals and recommendations regarding the Europe 2020 strategy and future enterprise policy.


August 2014 - July 2018

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Vasily Astrov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Veronika Janyrova, Michael Landesmann, Olga Pindyuk, Johannes Pöschl

External Publications

Keywords: competitiveness, international trade, European industry, industrial specialisation, production, trade, smart specialisation, innovation, structural change

Countries covered: EU-28, European Union, The World

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI