Bernd Christoph Ströhm

Research Associate

email: bernd.stroehm@da-vienna.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Bernd Christoph Ströhm is Research Associate and Country Expert for Croatia at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) as well as Doctoral Research Fellow in East European Studies at the University of Vienna. In addition, Ströhm works as advisor and political risk analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence, with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe. He regularly drafts macroeconomic analysis / policy forecast reports, examines demographic / labour market developments as well as industrial policies in South-Eastern Europe while monitoring government stability and political risk in the Western Balkan region. He also holds interdisciplinary lectures about the Western Balkans at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, covering topics such as EU enlargement and China's or Russia's geopolitical / geoeconomic influence on the region.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in non-refereed journals
  • 'Between EU Integration and Brain Drain – Croatia’s Challenges and New Opportunities in Light of the Euro Adoption and Schengen Area Accession', Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Society), Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 01 / 2023, 63. Jahrgang, 2023, pp. 7-18
  • 'Between Repression and Self-determination: Tito's "Precarious Balance" and the Fragility of Yugoslavia (1945-1991)', Austrian Journal of International Studies, Issue 1 / 2020, 2020, pp. 121-149
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Industrial Policy for a New Growth Model: A Toolbox for EU-CEE Countries' (with Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Maciej J. Grodzicki, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Niko Korpar, Sebastian Leitner, Bernhard Moshammer, Ondřej Sankot, Maryna Tverdostup and Zuzana Zavarská), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Study, April 2023
  • 'Inflation and counter-inflationary policy measures: The case of Croatia', Hans Böckler Stiftung, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), No. 83-9, December 2022
  • 'Far cry from Dayton: How fractures have widened this far in Bosnia', EUROZINE, in collaboration with RECET, 19 April 2022
  • 'A Far Cry From Dayton? Fractures in Bosnia’s Institutional and Constitutional Framework', Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET), Transformative Blog, 12 April 2022
  • 'The principle of ethnicity in the Dayton Agreement. The heavy burden of ethnic segregation on Bosnia and Herzegovina', FaTT – Forum of Foreign Policy Think Tanks, October 2019
  • 'The “Helsinki Final Act” and its influence on the decline of the Soviet Empire', FaTT – Forum of Foreign Policy Think Tanks, June 2019
  • 'A Federation in peril: Yugoslavia’s economic crisis of the 1980s', FaTT – Forum of Foreign Policy Think Tanks, March 2019

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'MONTENEGRO: Election results could offer fresh hope', Beneath the Veneer of Calm, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2023, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 100-103
  • 'CROATIA: Tourism to keep economy afloat', Beneath the Veneer of Calm, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2023, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 64-67
  • 'CROATIA: Uncertainty persists in the wake of the euro introduction', Sailing Through Rough Waters, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2023, Vienna, April 2023, pp. 52-55
  • 'CROATIA: Within a whisker of adopting the euro', Bracing for the Winter, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2022, Vienna, October 2022, pp. 76-79
  • 'CROATIA: War taking its toll on economic growth', Overshadowed by War and Sanctions, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2022, Vienna, April 2022, pp. 53-56
  • 'CROATIA: Back on track', Recovery Beating Expectations, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2021, Vienna, October 2021, pp. 46-49
  • 'CROATIA: EU funds will support recovery', Darkest before the dawn?, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2021, Vienna, April 2021, pp. 60-63
  • 'MONTENEGRO: Tourism to drive recovery in 2021', Darkest before the dawn?, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2021, Vienna, April 2021, pp. 98-101
  • 'BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: Limited policy options restrict pandemic response', No Quick Recovery in Sight, with Coronavirus Risks Looming Large, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2020, Vienna, November 2020, pp. 45-47
  • 'CROATIA: In the eye of the storm', No Quick Recovery in Sight, with Coronavirus Risks Looming Large, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2020, Vienna, November 2020, pp. 52-55
  • 'MONTENEGRO: Tourism decline drives major slump in economic growth', No Quick Recovery in Sight, with Coronavirus Risks Looming Large, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2020, Vienna, November 2020, pp. 89-91
  • 'Special section: The impact of the Coronavirus on CESEE economies' (with Vasily Astrov, Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic), Uncertainty in Turbulent Times, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2020, Vienna, March 2020, pp. 35-47
  • 'BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: Fiscal consolidation amidst a potential migration crisis', Uncertainty in Turbulent Times, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2020, Vienna, March 2020, pp. 71-74
  • 'MONTENEGRO: Longing for European integration', Uncertainty in Turbulent Times, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2020, Vienna, March 2020, pp. 115-118
  • 'NORTH MACEDONIA: Lingering EU uncertainty inhibits potential growth', Uncertainty in Turbulent Times, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2020, Vienna, March 2020, pp. 119-122
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Croatia: Robust tourism sector and rising wages to underpin growth', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2024, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2024, p. 39
  • 'Investment in natural gas capacities in the Western Balkans', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 10/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 20-25
  • 'Croatia: Bumper tourist season in prospect', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2023, p. 40
  • 'Croatia: A new euro area member', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2023, p. 33
  • 'Croatia: No respite in sight', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2022, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2022, p. 39
  • 'Croatia: Solid growth following stellar recovery', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2022, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2022, p. 47
  • 'Croatia: Economic rebound in sight', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2021, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2021, p. 31
  • 'Montenegro: Struggling to recover properly from last year’s crash', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2021, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2021, p. 35
  • 'Bosnia and Herzegovina: Complex governance structure contributing to foreign dependence', Monthly Report No. 5/2020, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2020, p. 35-36
  • 'Montenegro: Tourism’s over-dominance exacerbating economic downturn', Monthly Report No. 5/2020, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2020, p. 58-59
  • 'North Macedonia: Recession looms as pandemic dents vital car industry', Monthly Report No. 5/2020, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2020, p. 60-61
  • '4. Appendix – Table: Summary of CESEE key measures regarding COVID-19 as of 30th April, 2020' (with Vasily Astrov, Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic), Monthly Report No. 5/2020, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2020, pp. 78-82
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Industrial Policy for a New Growth Model: A Toolbox for EU-CEE Countries' (with Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Maciej J. Grodzicki, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Niko Korpar, Sebastian Leitner, Bernhard Moshammer, Ondřej Sankot, Maryna Tverdostup and Zuzana Zavarská), wiiw Research Report, No. 469, Vienna, July 2023

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