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The Economics of European Crises and Emerging Markets - 12 Sep 2017

New book edited by Peter Havlik, wiiw and Ichiro Iwasaki, Hitotsubashi University, Japan explores the multiple effects of the global crisis on Eastern European emerging markets. read more

Increasing importance of CESEE in Austrian tourism - 30 Aug 2017

A record number of overnight stays points towards a successful season for the Austrian tourism sector. The fastest growth in tourism numbers was recorded from Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more

Can Brexit be stopped? - 29 Aug 2017

The costs of leaving the EU are slowly becoming apparent in the UK. A second referendum is no longer unthinkable, but still looks quite unlikely. By Richard Grieveson. read more

EU focus on trade deals shifts East - 17 Aug 2017

The protectionist attitude of the Trump administration is diverting the EU’s attention towards China’s investment initiative and a comprehensive trade deal with Japan. A commentary by Julia Grübler. read more

Q2 GDP data show that EU-CEE is still growing at a healthy rate - 16 Aug 2017

Supportive domestic and external factors will continue to drive growth, but momentum could slow a bit in the second half of the year. By Richard Grieveson. read more

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it - 03 Aug 2017

Czechs do not intend to give up their own currency anytime soon. A commentary by Leon Podkaminer. read more

Ex-Transition Economies’ FDI Recovery - 26 Jul 2017

FDI recovers in former transition economies despite less favourable political environment. A commentary by Gabor Hunya. read more

Open access to data on non-tariff measures - 19 Jul 2017

wiiw has adapted WTO non-tariff measures data to make it usable in econometric analysis. The data is now free to download, for use by researchers and to inform policy debates on free trade. read more

A long march from state socialism to illiberalism: Orbán, Soros, and the NGOs in Hungary - 17 Jul 2017

Watch a recent talk by the Hungarian media researcher, journalist and performer Réka Kinga Papp on the evolution of an illiberal political zeitgeist in Hungary. read more

2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste: the quest for a common market - 12 Jul 2017

A regional common market would not be game changer for the Western Balkans. Focusing on higher public investment and extending collective bargaining in industry would be much more beneficial. read more


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