Crisis effects: growth prospect, social impact and policy responses in SEE and CIS

Client/Funding Institution

Oesterreichische Nationalbank/Austrian Ministry of Finance


The main objective of the project is to establish economic research capacities throughout Southeast Europe (SEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), to promote knowledge transfer into the regions, to facilitate networking between researchers and to assist in securing knowledge transfer from researchers to policy makers. Activities to achieve this include research calls, mentoring, workshops, conferences and policy dialogues. The project is structured into bi-annual research cycles focusing on a specific research theme of particular importance. During this phase, research aims at analysing whether the international crisis shock introduces structural breaks in the distribution of income and other welfare dimensions, conditional on the change in the potential speed of growth, the quality of development, and the induced or adopted policy changes in SEE and CIS. The project is part of the Global Development Network (GDN), a multilateral organisation founded by the World Bank in which wiiw acts as a hub for SEE.


July 2011 - June 2013

wiiw team Leader

Vladimir Gligorov

wiiw Staff

Mario Holzner, Veronika Janyrova, Michael Landesmann, Sebastian Leitner, Monika Schwarzhappel, Galina Vasaros, Hermine Vidovic

External Publications

Working Papers

Keywords: macroeconomic analysis, macroeconomic policy, income distribution, employment, poverty, inequality, Crisis

Countries covered: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balkan States, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Central, East and Southeast Europe, CESEE, CIS, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Russian Federation, SEE, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy