Monthly Report No. 1/2018 - Special Issue: 25 years break-up of Czechoslovakia


Vladimir Gligorov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Tomáš Holub and Ivan Mikloš

wiiw Monthly Report No. 1, January 2018
46 pages including 1 Table and 30 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Real GDP growth rate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in %, 1989-2017 (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: Is the separation of Czechoslovakia a success story? (by Ivan Mikloš; pp. 2‑4)
  • Two states that are no more (by Vladimir Gligorov; pp. 5-8)
  • Catching-up process: 25 years since the ‘Velvet Divorce’ (by Tomáš Holub; pp. 9-16)
  • Twenty-five years of structural change (by Doris Hanzl-Weiss; pp. 17‑22)
  • The editors recommend for further reading (p. 23)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 24‑45)
  • Index of subjects (p. 46-47)


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

Keywords: real GDP growth, disintegration, catching-up, economic reforms, principle of self-determination, fiscal federalism, role of the EU, price and wage levels, real exchange rates, economic structure, structural change, FDI

Countries covered: Czechia, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Yugoslavia

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI