News & Opinions

Another strong quarter for EU-CEE GDP growth - 15 May 2019

Most countries have passed their 2017-18 peaks, but Hungary and Romania continue to boom on the back of temporary factors. read more

Unemployment in Europe: What should be done? - 13 May 2019

Stable labour market institutions, public investment programmes and active labour market policies are essential for reducing high unemployment rates in several European countries. read more

EU eastward enlargement: A qualified success - 30 Apr 2019

On the 15th anniversary of the first accession of CESEE countries to the EU, there is plenty to be happy about. But also a lot still to do. read more

Recent Publications


Georgia’s Economic Performance: Bright Spots and Remaining Challenges

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 4/2019

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The Impact of Labour Market Institutions and Capital Accumulation on Unemployment: Evidence for the OECD, 1985-2013

wiiw Working Papers read more

Upcoming Events

20  May 2019    11:30 am

Lunchtime Seminar with Dario Guarascio, National Institute for Public Policies Analysis

Skill Gap, Mismatch, and the Dynamics of Italian Companies’ Productivity

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27  May 2019    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Stephanos Vlachos, University of Vienna, Department of Economics

The Logic of Fear - Populism and Media Coverage of Immigrant Crimes

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28  May 2019    6:00 pm

Panel discussion

10 Years of Eastern Partnership: Achievements & Future Action

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06  June 2019    10:00 am

Presentation of the annual wiiw FDI Report for CESEE based on the wiiw FDI Database

Press conference: wiiw FDI Report 2019

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11  June 2019    5:00 pm

Conference Series “Austria, France and the Future of the Europe”

Europe under construction - Lessons from the Euro crisis: The next 5 years

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13  June 2019    2:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Martin Feldkircher, prinicipal economist at the Foreign Research Division of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Global Inflation Dynamics and Inflation Expectations

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Project in Focus

Study supporting the Evaluation of the Council Recommendation of 15 Feb 2016 on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market

Client: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Duration: February 2018 - April 2019 read more