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Theresa May calls snap UK parliamentary election

The Conservatives will significantly increase their parliamentary majority. This could mean a slightly “softer” Brexit, but will not be a game changer. A commentary by Richard Grieveson. read more

Turkish economy will remain under pressure after referendum

Political risk will remain high, economic growth rates will be subdued by recent standards, and foreign investors are likely to be wary until greater signs of stability emerge. A commentary by Richard Grieveson. read more

wiiw proudly presents the best science slammer in town!

By illustrating the possible trade effects of non-tariff measures with the examples of the ‘chlorinated chicken’ and energy certificates for vacuum cleaners, Julia Grübler revealed her comedy talent and won the vote. read more

Looking at Europe’s future from within

Guntram Wolff (Bruegel) presented five priority areas for the European Union during his keynote speech at the wiiw Spring Seminar. Watch his full presentation here. read more

Europe’s future from a US perspective

Adam Posen (Peterson Institute) outlined eight priorities for the European Union during a presentation at the wiiw Spring Seminar. Watch his full speech here. read more

Employment in the Western Balkans up by 6% since 2010 according to new regional database

The World Bank and wiiw launched the first-ever database to provide easily-accessible regional labour market data for the Western Balkans, together with a report on recent trends. read more

Experts argue a fundamental reappraisal of current EU course is needed

Adam Posen (Peterson Inst.) and Guntram Wolff (Bruegel) discussed prospects for the (post-Brexit) European Union from a US and a European perspective at this year’s Spring Seminar. read more

wiiw supports Central European University in its fight for independence

The Hungarian government proposed legislation that is directed against CEU because it stands for freedom of thought, liberal values, and internationalism. Now the CEU needs our solidarity. read more

The origins and evolution of the debate on wage-led and profit-led regimes

At the 2nd Kazimierz Łaski Lecture, Marc Lavoie provided a historic overview of the heterodox debate on what drives aggregate demand. A summary by wiiw Economist Vasily Astrov. read more

Brexit: Small economic impact, but huge political risks ahead

The economic impact of Brexit on EU Member States is likely to be modest. Much more concerning are the political challenges and risks. A note by Robert Stehrer & Richard Grieveson. read more


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