News & Opinions

Evidence of changing demand for skills among Austria’s firms - 03 Dec 2020

Austrian employers are increasingly requiring more formal education, work experience, and ICT and language skills from potential employees. read more

What does the US election mean for Iran? - 02 Dec 2020

President-elect Biden was a key player in the team that agreed the nuclear deal in 2015, but a lot has changed since, and a new agreement faces many difficulties. read more

Estimates that should set alarm bells ringing: Downgrading Germany’s fiscal space - 26 Nov 2020

The EU Commission has just revised Germany's “structural” budget deficit for 2021 upwards – by €42 billion. The underlying estimation problems should set off alarm bells in Berlin. read more

Can we justify EU Cohesion Policy? - 25 Nov 2020

New wiiw research shows that cohesion policy has positive effects on GDP growth, and that spending in poorer regions increases demand in richer parts of the EU. read more

Recent Publications


Monthly Report No. 12/2020

wiiw Monthly Reports read more


Employers’ Skills Requirements in the Austrian Labour Market: On the Relative Importance of ICT, Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills over the Past 15 Years

wiiw Working Papers read more


Can we Justify EU Cohesion Policy?

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

Projects in Focus

Carbon Intensive Regions in Transition – Unravelling the Challenges of Structural Change (CINTRAN)

Client: European Commission, Horizon 2020
Duration: May 2020 - April 2024 read more

Wanted! Free Trade Agreements in the Service of Environmental and Climate Protection

Client: Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Duration: October 2019 - March 2020 read more

Innovative modeling of non-tariff measures in trade

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: September 2018 - June 2020 read more

Belarus WTO impact assessment and export potential analysis

Client: EuropeAid
Duration: July 2019 - March 2020 read more

Research Centre International Economics (Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft, FIW)

Client: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Duration: October 2010 - May 2022 read more

Studie 'Vom Nutzen in einer gut organisierten Stadt zu wohnen'

Client: Wien Holding
Duration: April 2020 - July 2020 read more

Migration from Africa, Middle East and EU Eastern Partnership countries towards the EU-27: Challenges and prospects ahead

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: January 2019 - December 2020 read more