Monthly Report No. 2/2008


Christian Bischof, Peter Havlik, Zdenek Lukas, Karl Mueller, Josef Pöschl and Arno Tausch

wiiw Monthly Report No. 2, February 2008
32 pages including 18 Tables and 3 Figures

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  • Current situation of the global economy: challenges and potential consequences for Central, East and Southeast Europe (by P. Havlik and J. Pöschl, pp. 2-5)
    Keywords: global economy, financial instability
    Countries covered: Wider Europe, OECD, CIS
    Topics: Macroeconomic Analysis, Forecasts and Policy
  • Soaring grain prices driven by rising demand for food and biofuels (by Z. Lukas, pp. 6-12)
    Keywords: food prices, grain, biofuels
    Countries covered: EU, CIS, OECD
    Topics: Agriculture and Food Industry; Energy
  • Social exclusion and Europe's Muslims (by Arno Tausch, with Christian Bischof and Karl Mueller, pp. 13-18)
    Keywords: Muslims, integration, Europe
    Countries covered: EU
    Topics: Labour and Migration; Economic Integration
  • Selected monthly data on the economic situation in ten transition countries, 2006-2007 (pp. 19-29)
    Countries covered: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine
  • Guide to wiiw statistical services on Central, East and Southeast Europe, Russia and Ukraine (p. 30)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Bulgaria, CIS, Croatia, Czechia, European Union, Hungary, OECD, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Wider Europe, SEE, Visegrad countries

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Sectoral studies