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CETA and TTIP: same-same but different? - 06 Sep 2016

wiiw Scientific Director Robert Stehrer and economist Roman Stöllinger outline important similarities & differences between two trade deals currently hotly debated. read more

Falling Behind and Catching Up – Southeast Europe - 23 Aug 2016

For more than two years, wiiw economists and researchers from SEE analysed reasons for & ways out of the Balkans’ development trap. The results are on the wiiw Balkan Observatory website. read more

wiiw Reality Check: An economist’s tale - 16 Aug 2016

Michael Landesmann reflects on major structural changes having taken place in CESEE over the past 25 years of transition & shares his view of key developments of the decade to come. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: Breaking out from the middle-income trap? Not at any price! - 09 Aug 2016

In the last 25 years, Poland – just as most of the other CEE countries – closed a good deal of the income gap with respect to Western Europe. An assessment by Leon Podkaminer read more

13 awards for wiiw forecasts - 02 Aug 2016

wiiw forecasts have been recognized with 13 awards by FocusEconomics’ Forecast Awards 2016 read more

Job Opening - 28 Jul 2016

wiiw is looking for a statistician. read more

Trade specialisation of European regions - 26 Jul 2016

Today, wiiw and the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research (NIW) published a joint study on identifying revealed comparative advantages in an EU regional context. read more

Potential Economic Consequences of the Coup Attempt in Turkey - 22 Jul 2016

wiiw economist Serkan Çiçek made a first assessment of the economic repercussions of the coup attempt in Turkey. read more

Western Balkans Countries Discuss Investment, Jobs and Integration - 07 Jul 2016

By invitation of wiiw and the World Bank, ministers and senior officials and policy experts from international organisations met in Vienna to discuss the region’s major challenges read more

New Scientific Director for wiiw - 06 Jul 2016

Robert Stehrer, one of wiiw’s most outstanding economists, became the Institute’s new Scientific Director as of July 1st 2016 read more