How well is Eastern Europe coping with the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine?

05  July 2023    4:00 pm CEST

wiiw presents the new economic forecast 2023-2025 for 23 countries in Eastern Europe as well as the most important economic trends.


Online - Zoom


Wednesday, 05 July 2023, 16:00 CEST


The following questions will be addressed:

  • How well was Ukraine able to adjust economically to the war?
  • Why is Russia's economy holding up better than expected?
  • How is the slowdown in the euro area affecting Eastern Europe's economies?
  • Will Southeast Europe continue to do better in a regional comparison?
  • What are the reasons for the persistently high inflation in the region?
  • Has inflation peaked and what does that mean for monetary policy?
  • Is the time right for fiscal consolidation in some countries in the region?
  • How are the war and sanctions affecting Austria's investments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine?

The presentation will be in English.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Moderator: Richard Grieveson
Presenter: Vasily Astrov

Richard Grieveson is Deputy Director at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and Research Associate at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He specialises in the economies of Central, East and Southeast Europe, with a particular focus on Turkey and the Western Balkans.

Vasily Astrov is Economist at wiiw and country expert for Russia and other CIS countries. His research focuses on macroeconomic analysis and energy issues.