Monthly Report No. 11/2017


Amat Adarov, Vasily Astrov, Julian Hinz, Evgenii Monastyrenko and Sandor Richter

wiiw Monthly Report No. 11, November 2017
47 pages including 3 Table and 21 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Total Forbes billionaire wealth in selected countries, in % of national income (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: What may be the future of EU cohesion policy in the light of currently discussed reforms? (by Sándor Richter, pp. 2-3)
  • Self-imposed food embargo and consumer prices in Russia (by Evgenii Monastyrenko and Julian Hinz; pp. 4-10)
  • Can economics explain the current bad EU-Russia relations? (by Vasily Astrov; pp. 11-16)
  • Non-tariff barriers in the EU inhibiting DCFTA trade (by Amat Adarov; pp. 12-22)
  • Recommended reading (p. 23)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 24-45)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: wealth, billionaires, Russia, USA, Germany, France, China, cohesion policy, EU reforms, trade policy, embargo, consumer prices, trade integration, FDI, Russia-EU relations, international trade, non-tariff barriers, DCFTA

Countries covered: China, European Union, France, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, USA

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI