World Input-Output Database (WIOD)

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, 7th Framework Programme


WIOD aimed to develop databases, accounting frameworks and models for policy-makers who are facing increasing and pressing trade-offs between socio-economic growth and environmental problems. The core of the database is a set of harmonised supply and use tables, alongside with data on international trade in goods and services. These two sets of data have been integrated into sets of inter-country input-output tables. Taken together with extensive satellite accounts with environmental and socio-economic indicators, these industry-level data provided the necessary input to several types of models used to evaluate policies aimed at striking a suitable balance between growth, environmental degradation and inequality across the world. wiiw led two work packages in this project: (1) WP2 „International Trade Data“ and (2) WP8: „Application of the database: Socio-Economic Aspects“. The institute also contributed to WP3 „Estimation of inter-country input output tables“ and to WP5 „Satellite Accounts: Socio-Economic Indicators”.


May 2009 - April 2012


wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Neil Foster-McGregor, Joseph F. Francois, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Johannes Pöschl, Roman Römisch, Monika Schwarzhappel, Roman Stöllinger, Ronald Hartwig, Barbara Swierczek

Project Partners

University of Groningen (RUG), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO), Hochschule Konstanz (HTWG), The Conference Board Europe (TCBE), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), Central Recherche SA (CRSA)

Keywords: labour market, competitiveness, international trade, european integration, innovation, manufacturing, services

Countries covered: The World

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Sectoral studies