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COVID-19 took a heavy toll on labour demand in Austria - 26 May 2021

During the pandemic, labour demand fell in all industries except for the IT, Internet and telecommunications industry. read more

The case for patent suspension - 17 May 2021

Plans to waive patents for vaccines demonstrate the pandemic’s potential to create lasting positive change. read more

India’s Covid Crisis in the global context - 14 May 2021

Watch the panel discussion with prominent experts from India and abroad read more

wiiw Spring Seminar 2021: Brave New World? - 11 May 2021

The economic and political challenges facing Eastern Europe after COVID-19 read more

Just released: First data update for 2020 - 06 May 2021

The first main macroeconomic indicators for 2020 are now available for 23 CESEE countries in the wiiw Annual Database. read more

Snap elections in Bulgaria as a result of political stalemate - 06 May 2021

It is far from clear whether the upcoming elections will produce a stable government. read more

Economist Olga Pindyuk wins the Consensus Economics 2020 Forecast Accuracy Award for Ukraine - 04 May 2021

We proudly announce that Olga Pindyuk’s monthly forecasts of GDP growth and consumer prices for Ukraine proved to be the most accurate ones in 2020. read more

On the brink of economic collapse, Iran is forced to reach a deal in Vienna - 27 Apr 2021

Its failing economy has brought the Islamic Republic back to the negotiating table. Only a return to the nuclear agreement of 2015 can ease the pressure of sanctions and avoid an uprising. read more

wiiw is hiring an ECONOMIST specialised in European Economic Policy - 19 Apr 2021

The candidate should widen our expertise in the political economy of the European Union and acquire research projects. read more

Surging infections delay economic recovery - 15 Apr 2021

wiiw's new Forecast Report projects aggregate real GDP growth of 3.8% for CESEE in 2021. read more