Regional development in Central and Eastern Europe

Client/Funding Institution



This project analysed and investigated the effects of the internationalisation of labour markets, also using simulation techniques. It pursued three aims: (1) provide coherent scenarios at the level of Austrian regions and neighbouring countries (including Poland, Romania and Bulgaria) with respect to employment, qualification and migration; (2) develop a long-term simulation model for Austria; and (3) identify potentially growing gaps at the regional level with respect to employment, qualification and migration based on the robust scenarios. Particularly, the project provided a detailed overview of the developments with respect to employment and migration processes of Austrian regional labour markets as well as in the neighbouring countries.


September 2010 - December 2011

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Sebastian Leitner, Monika Schwarzhappel, Hermine Vidovic

Keywords: labour market, regional development

Countries covered: CESEE

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Regional Development