Monthly Report No. 11/2016


Vasily Astrov, Mahdi Ghodsi, Vladimir Gligorov, Richard Grieveson, Julia Grübler, Sebastian Leitner and Robert Stehrer

wiiw Monthly Report No. 11, November 2016
51 pages including 3 Table and 33 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) scores and ranks of CESEE countries (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: What will change after Donald Trump's victory? Reflections by wiiw researchers (by Vasily Astrov, Mahdi Ghodsi, Vladimir Gligorov and Robert Stehrer; pp. 2-9)
  • On sustainable development in CESEE countries (by Julia Grübler; pp. 10-14)
  • The relevance of public social expenditures in the EU Member States (by Sebastian Leitner; pp. 15-19)
  • History as a determinant of economic development: The Habsburg example (by Richard Grieveson; pp. 20-26)
  • Recommended reading (p. 27)
  • New wiiw Handbook of Statistics forthcoming (p. 28)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 29-50)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: macro-economic policy, trade policy, international relations, sustainable development, social expenditures, health care, education, social protection, Habsburg empire, role of history, economic convergence

Countries covered: Austria, CEE, China, CIS, European Union, Iran, Mexico, Russia, SEE, Ukraine, USA

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI