News & Opinions

Estimation errors with dire consequences - 20 Oct 2020

In EU fiscal surveillance, errors produced by an estimation model have led to excessive fiscal consolidation pressure. After the southern countries, this will soon affect Germany and Austria as well. read more

New wiiw study: Refugees in Austria often start work in jobs that they are overqualified for - 14 Oct 2020

Policy measures must focus on avoiding a prolonged job-skills mismatch, and particular attention should be paid to females and those with higher education read more

22nd EU-Ukraine summit: An Ordinary Meeting in Extraordinary Times - 08 Oct 2020

The 2020 EU-Ukraine summit did not bring any major political decisions, but was useful in terms of demonstrating a joint commitment to the achievement of long-term goals. read more

New EU Enlargement Package promises increased funding for the Western Balkans - 08 Oct 2020

The new plan alone is insufficient; deeper economic integration of the region with the EU ahead of accession is needed. read more

Recent Publications


Monthly Report No. 10/2020

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Refugees’ Integration into the Austrian Labour Market: Dynamics of Occupational Mobility and Job-Skills Mismatch

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Refugees‘ Integration in the Austrian Labour Market: Occupational Mobility and Job-Skills Mismatch

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

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Trade, Investments, Technology, Climate Change, Human Rights: How should the EU Deal with China?

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12  November 2020    10:00 am

Die aktuelle Wirtschaftsprognose für 23 Länder

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26  November 2020    4:00 pm

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Pol Antràs, Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Webinar: Globalization and Pandemics

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Projects in Focus

SEE Jobs Gateway

Client: The World Bank
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Key economic indicators

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Of Smile Curves and Global Value Chains: The Role of Functional Specialisation for Economic Growth

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: January 2018 - June 2019 read more