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How do immigration and offshoring affect native workers? - 11 Feb 2020

In a new study we identify effects on both employment and bargaining power. read more

Convergence or disintegration of EU countries? - 05 Feb 2020

Ensuring long-term convergence and stability in the EU will require coordinated fiscal, wage & industrial policies. read more

The European Green Deal – good intentions that won’t go far - 03 Feb 2020

The EU’s Green Deal, laudable as it is, will not be enough to trigger the desired ecological transformation read more

wiiw ranked third best international economic policy think tank in the world - 31 Jan 2020

wiiw improved its rank from 4th last year in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2019 of the University of Pennsylvania. read more

Brexit has arrived. What now? - 30 Jan 2020

wiiw expert Michael Landesmann discusses how the next stage of negotiations is likely to develop. read more

The main challenges for EU industrial policy in the next decade - 27 Jan 2020

The EU needs to focus on innovation, China, cohesion and the Green New Deal. read more

Solving the mystery of weak wage growth in EU-CEE - 20 Jan 2020

Earnings have been slow to respond to tight labour markets because of the reforms which have reduced labour’s bargaining power. read more

2019 in review - 09 Jan 2020

China’s BRI, our CESEE forecasts, refugee integration, and the productivity puzzle all figured prominently last year. read more

“The prospect of EU-membership was the single most important reform driver during the transition period” - 19 Dec 2019

Our ‘looking back, looking forward’ series, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, continues with Rumen Dobrinsky who shares his assessment on Bulgaria after 1989. read more

The future of migration from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Austria - 17 Dec 2019

Big wage differentials, existing migration networks and labour shortages in Austria will continue to encourage migration flows from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Austria. read more