News & Opinions

Ukraine’s mixed reform progress since Maidan - 09 Nov 2018

A panel discussion organised by wiiw concluded that there have been several successes, but in some key areas progress is stalling and there are many challenges ahead. read more

New wiiw forecast for CESEE: Strong growth amid increased negative risks - 07 Nov 2018

Most economies in the region are still doing well, but the external environment had deteriorated amid a looming global trade war and problems in the eurozone (includes video). read more

New Russian sanctions against Ukraine make little sense - 06 Nov 2018

The latest Russian sanctions are unlikely to have much of an impact and may be even politically counter-productive ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. read more

Recent Publications


The Relative Impact of Different Forces of Globalisation on Wage Inequality: A Fresh Look at the EU Experience

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Avoiding and Escaping the ‘Commodity Trap’ in Development

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Inheritance Tax Regimes: A Comparison

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Upcoming Events

15  November 2018    5:00 pm

Atanas Pekanov, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

The New View on Fiscal Policy and its implications for the EMU

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28  November 2018    1:30 pm

Interacting forces of international economic integration.

Migration, FDI and outsourcing

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29  November 2018    9:30 am

In cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe (FES-ROCPE) and Austrian Presidency of the EU Council.

Eastern Partnership External Relations Workshop

Connectivity in EU’s Wider Eastern Neighbourhood

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03  December 2018    5:00 pm

Paolo Pasimeni, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The relation between productivity and compensation

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Projects in Focus

Factors driving wealth inequality in European countries

Client: Austrian Chamber of Labour
Duration: December 2016 - November 2017 read more

Industry level growth and productivity data with special focus on intangible assets

Client: European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs
Duration: July 2018 - July 2019 read more