Monthly Report No. 4/2018


Georg Fischer, Stefan Jestl, Leon Podkaminer, Armon Rezai and Robert Stehrer

wiiw Monthly Report No. 4, April 2018
44 pages including 4 Tables and 24 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: People at risk of poverty, in % (2016) (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: Reflections on the US trade policy and the rising role of China (by Armon Rezai and Robert Stehrer, pp. 2-5)
  • Minimum wages back on the agenda in Europe (by Georg Fischer; pp. 6-10)
  • Unemployment rate and GDP wage share in the EU-CEE: a dynamic analysis (by Leon Podkaminer; pp. 11-16)
  • Income inequality and individuals’ and households’ behaviour (by Stefan Jestl; pp. 17-20)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 21-42)
  • Index of subjects (pp. 43-44)


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

Keywords: poverty, global trade, protectionism, economic power, minimum wages, employment, unemployment, wage share, ‘Phillips curve’, VAR model, relative income, relative deprivation, internal migration

Countries covered: Austria, China, EU Member States, EU-CEE, Europe, Germany, USA

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