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Globalisation and the art of designing policy - 23 Nov 2015

Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist of the World Bank, captivated the audience of the OeNB-wiiw Global Economy Lecture with his talk on challenges of globalisation. read more

Mixed prospects: consumption leads fragile recovery in the CESEE core - CIS stumbles. - 12 Nov 2015

At today’s press conference, Mario Holzner presented the new wiiw forecast for 22 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: How to cope with the current refugee crisis? - 11 Nov 2015

Michael Landesmann on the reasons for and responses to the big shift of migration flows in Europe from “East-West” to “South-North” read more

Greece and Europe: An Eyewitness Account - 04 Nov 2015

James Galbraith worked closely with Yanis Varoufakis during the Greek bailout negotiations. In a video-interview, he shares insights about their course and implications for the country. read more

Legitimacy Crisis, Montenegro Edition - 28 Oct 2015

Can early elections solve the problem of stability of democracy in Montenegro? A commentary on the current political situation by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

wiiw mourns the passing of Professor Kazimierz Łaski - 20 Oct 2015

wiiw has the sad duty to inform you of the death of our esteemed and long-time colleague and former Director of our Institute, Professor Kazimierz Łaski. read more

Trends in global trade policy - 13 Oct 2015

Marion Jansen, Chief economist of the International Trade Centre talks about mega-regional trade agreements and trade barriers for SMEs. read more

L. Alan Winters on regionalism and the WTO - 30 Sep 2015

In a video interview Prof. L Alan Winters shares his concerns about currently negotiated 'mega-regional' trade agreements (TTIP and TPP) which go counter to a non-discriminatory multilateral trade system and exclude China read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: EU migration crisis - What can and should be done? - 28 Sep 2015

wiiw migration expert Isilda Mara looks into official migration statistics and puts the current migration flows in relation to past crises. Last but not least, she makes the case for an EU quota regime. read more

The Political Economy of Trade Policy - 25 Sep 2015

A highly qualified debate on the key mechanisms shaping trade policies took place at the recent FIW/CER Workshop. A workshop note by Julia Grübler. read more