Waltraut Urban

Economist

e-Mail: urban@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-10

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Books (Monographs and editorship)
  • Österreichs Außenwirtschaft 2010 (with Vasily Astrov, Sandra Bilek-Steindl, Fritz Breuss, Rahel Falk, Karolin Gstinig, Christoph Hammer, Ralf Kronberger, Raimund Kurzmann, Franz Nauschnigg, Leon Podkaminer, Björn Rabethge, Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, Susanne Sieber, Egon Smeral, Robert Stehrer and Roman Stöllinger), Kompetenzzentrum, Vienna, December 2010
Articles in books
  • 'Internationalisation of business investments in R&D and analysis of their economic impact' (with Bernhard Dachs, Neil Foster-McGregor, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Franziska Kampik, Sandra M. Leitner, Thomas Scherngell, Robert Stehrer and Georg Zahradnik), European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Luxembourg, 2012
  • 'Institutionelles Umfeld des Welthandels' (with Roman Stöllinger), Österreichs Aussenwirtschaft 2010, Chapter 2, Kompetenzzentrum FIW, Vienna, December 2010, pp. 39-53
  • 'Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen der Weltwirtschaft' (with Vasily Astrov and Roman Stöllinger), Österreichs Aussenwirtschaft 2010, Chapter 1, Kompetenzzentrum FIW, Vienna, December 2010, pp. 17-38
  • 'Rahmenbedingungen des Welthandels' (with Vasily Astrov, Olga Pindyuk and Roman Stöllinger), Österreichs Außenwirtschaft 2009, Chapter 2, Kompetenzzentrum FIW, Vienna, December 2009, pp. 31-53
  • 'Neue handelspolitische Strategie der EU', Österreichs Außenwirtschaft 2008, Kompetenzzentrum Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft (FIW), Wien, 2008, pp. 178-185
  • 'Wirtschaftliche Integration in Asien', Österreichs Außenwirtschaft 2008, Kompetenzzentrum Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft (FIW), Wien, 2008, pp. 54-56
  • 'Wirtschaft', in: Herbert Eckhart, Lydia Steinmaßl and Sepp Wall-Strasser (eds), Work'n China, Handbuch für ArbeitnehmerInnen, OGB Verlag, Vienna, 2008, pp. 69-89
  • 'Arbeitsgesetzgebung in China', in: Herbert Eckhart, Lydia Steinmaßl and Sepp Wall-Strasser (eds), Work'n China, Handbuch für ArbeitnehmerInnen, OGB Verlag, Vienna, 2008, pp. 129-131
  • 'Wirtschaftsintegration in Asien', Österreichs Außenwirtschaft 2007, Kompetenzzentrum Forschungsschwerpunkt internationale Wirtschaft (FIW), Wien, 2007
  • 'The European Automotive Industry in a Global Context', in: Oliver Heneric, Georg Licht and Wolfgang Sofka (eds), Europe's Automotive Industry on the Move, ZEW Economic Studies Vol. 32, Mannheim, March 2005, pp. 5-157
  • 'Internationale wirtschaftspolitische Rahmenbedingungen (Die Europäische Union, Regionale Wirtschaftskooperation in Asien)', Österreichs Aussenwirtschaft 2003/2004, Chapter 2, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Vienna, 2004
  • 'Lage der Weltwirtschaft 2003 und Ausblick 2004 (USA, Japan, China und andere asiatische Staaten)', Österreichs Aussenwirtschaft 2003/2004, Chapter 1, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Vienna, 2004
  • 'The Middle Empire in the Center again - strong economic growth and enhanced regional co-operation', in: Gerd Kaminski (eds), China's Traditions: Wings or Shackles for China's Modernization?, ÖGCF, Vienna, 2003, pp. 45-52
  • 'Die Asienkrise 1997 und danach', in: Joachim Becker, Ronald Heinz, Karen Imhof and Karin Küblböck (eds), Geld, Macht, Krise, Promedia-Südwind, Vienna, 2003, pp. 173-191
  • 'Production specialisation in central European manufacturing', in: Gabor Hunya (eds), Integration through foreign direct investment, Cheltenham/Northampton, 2000, pp. 150-177
Articles in non-refereed journals
  • 'Maschinen dominieren Export - für Österreichs Hersteller steht China vor Deutschland', China Contact, No. 1/2005, 2005, pp. 42-44
  • 'China as an emerging regional and global power', IFAS Forum, Research Institute for Asian Studies, No. 1-2/2003, pp. 11-14
  • 'Ungenutzte Chancen: Österreich in Asien-Pazifik-Region kaum präsent', China Contact, No. 11/2003, 2003, pp. 28-30
  • 'Exportmotor China', China Contact, No. 9/2003, 2003, pp. 8-10
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'Vom Billiglohnland zur innovativen Technologienation', Kompetenz, No. 9/2008, 2008
  • 'Tiger und Elefant - China und Indien im Vergleich', industrie aktuell, No. 2/2008, 2008
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'EU and BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness and cooperation' (with Vasily Astrov, Edward Christie, Bernhard Dachs, Jayati Ghosh, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Carolina Lennon, Olga Pindyuk, Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro and Roman Stöllinger), Industrial Policy and Economic Reform Papers, No. 13, July 2009
  • 'EU and BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness and cooperation' (with Vasily Astrov, Edward Christie, Bernhard Dachs, Jayati Ghosh, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Carolina Lennon, Olga Pindyuk, Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro and Roman Stöllinger), European Competitiveness Report 2009, Brussels, 2009
  • 'China's foreign oil policy: genesis, deployment and selected effects' (with Joseph F. Francois and Franz Wirl), in: Edward Christie (eds), FIW Research Reports 2009/2010, No. 3, Vienna, 2009
  • 'The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Restructuring of the Metal Processing Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina' (with Mario Holzner, Gabor Hunya and Goran Nedic), OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe, May 2007

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'China: Economy fast on track', Will Exports Prevail over Austerity?, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 6, Vienna, July 2010, pp. 134-141
  • 'China: On the cusp of double-digit growth', Crisis Is Over, but Problems Loom Ahead, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 5, Vienna, February 2010
  • 'China: economy showing signs of bottoming out', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Josef Pöschl and Sandor Richter (eds), Where Have All the Shooting Stars Gone?, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 4, Vienna, July 2009, pp. 125-130
  • 'China: travelling down a bumpy road', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Gabor Hunya and Josef Pöschl (eds), Differentiated Impact of the Global Crisis, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 3, Vienna, February 2009, pp. 106-110
  • 'China: how to curb inflation while sustaining growth?', in: Leon Podkaminer and Josef Pöschl (eds), The Big Boom Is Over, but Growth Remains Strong and Inflation Calms Down, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 2, Vienna, July 2008, pp. 136-140
  • 'China: global slowdown helping to curb excessive growth', in: Peter Havlik and Mario Holzner (eds), Weathering the Global Storm, yet Rising Costs and Labour Shortages May Dampen Domestic Growth, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 1, Vienna, February 2008, pp. 97-100
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'The New Silk Road: China’s Belt and Road Initiative', Monthly Report No. 10/2016, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 10, Vienna, October 2016, pp. 10-16
  • 'China's quest for oil abroad: between state and market', Monthly Report No. 3/2010, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2010, pp. 5-11
  • 'China's oil policy: facing the challenge of rising oil demand', Monthly Report No. 2/2010, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2010, pp. 1-6
  • 'The Chinese automotive industry in a global context' (with Bin Wang), Monthly Report No. 1/2009, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2009, pp. 1-8
  • 'What is driving the Chinese stock market?', Monthly Report No. 4/2007, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 4, Vienna, April 2007, pp. 9-15
  • 'China preparing for WTO deadline in banking', Monthly Report No. 6/2006, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2006, pp. 15-19
  • 'Chinese direct investment abroad: economic and political objectives', Monthly Report No. 1/2006, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2006, pp. 4-7
  • 'Structures and sectoral linkages in selected new and old EU member states' (with Robert Stehrer), Monthly Report No. 8-9/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2005, pp. 8-12
  • 'Hungarian manufacturing - the shooting star in Central and Eastern Europe' (with Doris Hanzl-Weiss), Monthly Report 12/2002, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 12, Vienna, December 2002, pp. 1-7
  • 'Monthly Report 03/2002' (with Doris Hanzl-Weiss and Zdenek Lukas), wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2002
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Western Balkans: Employment in the Gas and Electricity Sectors ' (with Vasily Astrov, Edward Christie, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Mario Holzner, Sebastian Leitner and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Research Report, No. 370, Vienna, March 2011
  • 'Models of BRICs' Economic Development and Challenges for EU Competitiveness' (with Jayati Ghosh, Peter Havlik and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro), wiiw Research Report, No. 359, Vienna, December 2009
  • 'China: growth picking up again', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Sandor Richter (eds), High Growth Continues, with Risks of Overheating on the Horizon, wiiw Research Report, No. 341, Vienna, July 2007, pp. 121-126
  • 'Restructuring of Energy-intensive Industrial Branches in Romania and Proposals for Industrial Policy Measures' (with Edward Christie and Gabor Hunya), wiiw Research Report, No. 339, Vienna, April 2007
  • 'China: economic growth higher than expected', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Private Consumption and Flourishing Exports Keep the Region on High Growth Track, wiiw Research Report, No. 335, Vienna, February 2007, pp. 111-115
  • 'China: undamped growth of the economy', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Broader-based Growth Resilient to Global Uncertainties, wiiw Research Report, No. 328, Vienna, July 2006, pp. 100-104
  • 'China: economy on a fast track', in: Vladimir Gligorov and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Strong Growth, Driven by Exports in the NMS and by Consumption in the Future EU Members, wiiw Research Report, No. 325, Vienna, February 2006, pp. 95-100
  • 'China: rapid growth, but some signs of cooling down', in: Gabor Hunya and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Back from the Peak, Growth in Transition Countries Returns to Standard Rate of Catching-up, wiiw Research Report, No. 320, Vienna, July 2005, pp. 92-97
  • 'China: maintaining stable and fast economic development', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik and Leon Podkaminer (eds), Accelerating GDP Growth, Improved Prospects for European Integration, wiiw Research Report, No. 314, Vienna, March 2005, pp. 107-111
  • 'China: limits to growth', in: Vladimir Gligorov, Josef Pöschl and Sandor Richter (eds), As East You Go, the More They Grow: Transition Economies in a New Setting, wiiw Research Report, No. 308, Vienna, July 2004, pp. 97-101
Other wiiw publications
  • 'Growth locomotive China', wiiw China Report, No. 2, Vienna, December 2003
  • 'Industrial Development' (with Peter Havlik), wiiw Structural Report 2003 on Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 1, wiiw Structural Report, Vol. 1, Vienna, October 2003
  • 'Booming Chinese economy overshadowed by SARS', wiiw China Report, No. 1, Vienna, August 2003
  • 'China: Fast growth maintained despite slowdown of the world economy', wiiw China Report, No. 2, Vienna, December 2002
  • 'Chinese economy drawn by domestic and external forces', wiiw China Report, No. 1, Vienna, October 2002
  • 'China: Looking back on a landmark year', wiiw China Report, No. 3, Vienna, December 2001
  • 'China: Domestic market fuels growth', wiiw China Report, No. 2, Vienna, October 2001
  • 'China to face declining external demand', wiiw China Report, No. 1, Vienna, June 2001
  • 'Chinese economy develops better than expected', wiiw China Report, No. 4, Vienna, December 2000
  • 'Reforming China's enterprises / China's economy back on track' (with Charles Pigott), wiiw China Report, No. 2-3, Vienna, October 2000
  • 'China: Active fiscal policy and rising external demand may halt decline in growth', wiiw China Report, No. 1, Vienna, March 2000

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