Research Centre International Economics (Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft, FIW)

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research


wiiw is part of a consortium which is setting up a "Centre of Excellence on International Trade". It provides the appropriate infrastructure and assistance for a research community in international trade. Thus it can achieve a sustainable coordination among different research projects, research institutes and other activities in the broad field of economics of international trade (FIW German abbreviation). This project will also create a network of experts and asure the integration of international projects. The Centre of Excellence fulfils the following tasks: (1) to develop a research programme which assists external political decisions and activities concerning the European Union and other multinational organisations in a sustainable fashion, (2) to provides access to relevant databases in an easy and transparent way, and (3) to encourage and enhance the development of know-how with regard to foreign economic affairs in Austria. This Centre of Excellence will be an important source of information for the research community in Austria, the Austrian government with regard to foreign affairs as well as the social partnership. It collects and increases the knowledge of the given research institutes and provides it to the public in a user-friendly manner.


October 2013 - February 2025


wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Vasily Astrov, Birgit Buschbom, Mahdi Ghodsi, Gabor Hunya, Michael Landesmann, Olga Pindyuk, Sandor Richter, Alireza Sabouniha, Robert Stehrer, Roman Stöllinger

Project Partners

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Computing Centre for Economics and Social Sciences (WSR)

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Keywords: competitiveness, foreign direct investment, international trade

Countries covered: Austria, The World

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