News & Opinions

wiiw launches research network on tobacco and other health-related taxes in Central and Eastern Europe - 16 Jul 2024

Taxes on harmful products improve health and reduce public costs. A new research network in seven CEE countries aims to better understand them – starting with tobacco – and to help drive policy change read more

Sanctions barely affecting Russia’s ability to wage war - 08 Jul 2024

A wide selection of figures can be found in a new online database on the impact of Western sanctions on the Russian economy read more

wiiw’s health tax initiative moves its tobacco research forward with a conference and internal workshop - 06 Jul 2024

Experts and CEE policy makers in public health and taxation gathered in Vienna to present the latest trends and results in health tax policy in the region read more

Ingrid Gazzari and Michael Landesmann receive Decoration of Honour in Silver awards from the City of Vienna - 05 Jul 2024

Former Executive Director and co-founder of wiiw Ingrid Gazzari, and long-term wiiw Scientific Director Michael Landesmann have received prestigious awards from Vienna’s city government read more

Summer Forecast: Growth in Eastern Europe gains momentum - 02 Jul 2024

Sharp rise in real wages and private consumption main drivers of growth; Ukraine suffering from power cuts; Russia to grow by 3.2% in 2024; threatened US sanctions against third countries to take effect read more

Recent Publications


Where are the Growth Potentials in CESEE? An Illustration of Sectors and Products Using the Product Space

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Monthly Report No. 7-8/2024

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Austria’s Economic Relations with the EU Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia

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Upcoming Events

01  October 2024    2:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW) and European University Institute (EUI).

Join Katarzyna Śledziewska and Renata Włoch as they reveal new insights into determinants of fear of automation in six European countries.

Who’s afraid of automation? Examining determinants of fear of automation in six European countries

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02  October 2024    4:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) .

Rethinking Ricardo: Environmental Comparative Advantage and the Environmental Gains from Trade

Global Economy Lecture 2024

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Projects in Focus

Beschäftigungs- und Lohnstrukturen, Verwendung von IKT in Haushalten und Erwerbsverläufe – Analysen basierend auf neuen österreichischen Mikrodaten

Client: AK - Wien
Duration: March 2023 - June 2024 read more

Processes of labour market integration of female refugees in Austria (FIMAS+Frauen)

Client: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Duration: February 2022 - September 2022 read more

The Future of Cohesion: Effects of the Twin Transition on Disparities in European Regions

Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung
Duration: May 2022 - October 2022 read more

Fiscal policies in Europe IV

Client: Austrian Chamber of Labour
Duration: January 2023 - November 2024 read more

Demographics of the Austrian foreign trade structure

Client: Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
Duration: October 2022 - April 2023 read more

Determinants and Effects of Foreign Direct Investments in Austria: New Insights from Microdata

Client: Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Duration: October 2021 - February 2022 read more