News & Opinions

East Central Europe needs a new growth model - 29 Nov 2021

EU-CEE countries must focus on innovation to cope with decarbonisation and digitalisation. Germany and Austria should gain, despite some challenges read more

Free trade policy is not the optimal trade policy - 16 Nov 2021

Countries and trading blocs such as the EU should be free to choose the trade policy they deem optimal. This requires a renunciation of the holy grail of free trade read more

Turkey: Economic challenges mounting - 11 Nov 2021

Although the economy has come through the pandemic relatively well so far, the risks are mounting, owing to erratic policy choices, high inflation and the tumbling lira read more

Recent Publications


New Insights into the Relationship Between Taxation and International Trade

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 11/2021 - FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe

wiiw Monthly Reports read more


Avoiding a Trap and Embracing the Megatrends: Proposals for a New Growth Model in EU-CEE

wiiw Research Reports read more

Upcoming Events

15  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

Lessons from Economic Transformation

30 Years of Reforms since the Collapse of the USSR

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01  December 2021    4:00 pm CET

Achievements in the framework of the Association Agreement and the need for modernization.

Ukraine’s integration in the EU common market

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02  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Katharina Erhardt, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany)

Empirical Productivity Distributions and International Trade

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16  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Bálint Magyar, CEU Democracy Institute (Hungary)

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

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20  January 2022    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada

Exporting and Investment under Credit Constraints

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Project in Focus

Automotive sector in Europe, particularly in CESEE

Client: Oesterreichische Nationalbank/Austrian Ministry of Finance
Duration: April 2021 - October 2021 read more