News & Opinions

Eastern Europe has come a long way in 30 years, but faces some serious challenges in a changing world - 07 Nov 2019

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, wiiw has produced a special report looking at the past, present and future of Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more

Eastern Europe braced for fallout from global slowdown - 06 Nov 2019

The new economic growth forecasts for 23 economies in Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) up to 2021 has just been published (article contains a video). read more

wiiw is hiring - 04 Nov 2019

The institute is looking for two economists and a project manager. read more

Recent Publications

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Central and Eastern Europe 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

wiiw Essays and Occasional Papers read more


Braced for Fallout from Global Slowdown

wiiw Forecast Reports read more


Financial Cycles in Europe: Dynamics, Synchronicity and Implications for Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Imbalances

wiiw Working Papers read more

Upcoming Events

21  November 2019    11:30 am

In cooperation with Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

Panel discussion

A “European Silk Road”: How can Europe tap the full potential of its home market?

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28  November 2019    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Bernhard Dachs, Austrian Institute of Technology

Bringing it all back home? Backshoring of manufacturing activities and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies

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02  December 2019    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Dimitrios Exadaktylos, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

The Impact of Foreign Managers on Productivity: Evidence from the United Kingdom

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Projects in Focus

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

Framework contract for the implementation of external aid 2018 (FWC SIEA 2018) - Lot 5 'Budget Support'

Client: EuropeAid
Duration: June 2018 - May 2020 read more

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