Zuzana Zavarská

Economist

email: zavarska@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-37

Zuzana Zavarská is Economist at wiiw. Her research is primarily focused on the economic development and convergence of the V4 economies, their integration into global value chains, as well as the role of foreign direct investment in development. She holds an MPhil degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and an MA degree in International Business from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining wiiw, she worked as a policy advisor at the Government Office of the Slovak Republic.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Shorter papers and comments
  • 'Deaths in the times of a pandemic: Monitoring excess mortality using Surveillance in R', Government Office of the Slovak Republic, 2020
  • 'On the seventh day, you shall rest: implications of the proposed Sunday trading ban' (with Kristína Gardoňová), Government Office of the Slovak Republic, 2020
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'The use of Cohesion Policy funds to support refugees from Ukraine' (with Chiara Castelli, Grzegorz Gorzelak, Kristjan Kaldur, Maria Khrapunenko, Ambre Maucorps, Bernhard Moshammer, Olga Pindyuk and Maryna Tverdostup), European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Research for REGI Committee, May 2023
  • 'Industrial Policy for a New Growth Model: A Toolbox for EU-CEE Countries' (with Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Maciej J. Grodzicki, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Niko Korpar, Sebastian Leitner, Bernhard Moshammer, Ondřej Sankot, Bernd Christoph Ströhm and Maryna Tverdostup), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Study, April 2023
  • 'Evaluating the effects of a new highway in Slovakia' (with Jan Fidrmuc, Kristína Gardoňová and Martin Hulényi), Government Office of the Slovak Republic, 2021, Forthcoming
  • 'Report on Productivity and Competitiveness of the Slovak Republic 2020' (with Natália Cedzová, Jakub Dovčík, Kristína Gardoňová, Martin Hulényi, Veronika Rybanská and Veronika Zlaczká), National Productivity Board of the Slovak Republic, 2021
  • 'Report on productivity and competitiveness of the Slovak Republic 2019' (with Jan Fidrmuc, Kristína Gardoňová and Martin Hulényi), National Productivity Board of the Slovak Republic, 2020

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'CZECHIA: In the slow lane', Beneath the Veneer of Calm, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2023, Vienna, October 2023, pp. 68-71
  • 'CZECHIA: Inflation proving hard to tame', Sailing Through Rough Waters, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2023, Vienna, April 2023, pp. 56-59
  • 'CZECHIA: Outlook lukewarm at best', Bracing for the Winter, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Autumn 2022, Vienna, October 2022, pp. 80-83
  • 'CZECHIA: Mounting challenges depress otherwise solid growth prospects', Overshadowed by War and Sanctions, wiiw Forecast Report, No. Spring 2022, Vienna, April 2022, pp. 57-60
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Czechia: Signs of inflation moderating, but still painfully high', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2023, p. 40
  • 'Czechia: Growth constrained by struggling domestic demand', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2023, p. 33
  • 'No sign of functional upgrading in EU-CEE countries so far' (with Roman Stöllinger), in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 11/2022 - FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 11, Vienna, November 2022, pp. 17-22
  • 'Czechia: Headwinds proving strong and persistent', in: Vasily Astrov and Richard Grieveson (eds), Monthly Report No. 7-8/2022, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7-8, Vienna, July-August 2022, p. 39
  • 'Czechia: Resilient growth despite bumps in the road', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 1/2022, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 1, Vienna, January 2022, p. 47
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Industrial Policy for a New Growth Model: A Toolbox for EU-CEE Countries' (with Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Maciej J. Grodzicki, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Niko Korpar, Sebastian Leitner, Bernhard Moshammer, Ondřej Sankot, Bernd Christoph Ströhm and Maryna Tverdostup), wiiw Research Report, No. 469, Vienna, July 2023
  • 'How do Economies in EU-CEE Cope with Labour Shortages?' (with Vasily Astrov, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Research Report, No. 463, Vienna, November 2022
  • 'Functional Specialisation in EU Value Chains: Methods for Identifying EU Countries’ Roles in International Production Networks' (with Aleksandra Kordalska, Magdalena Olczyk and Roman Stöllinger), wiiw Research Report, No. 461, Vienna, August 2022
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'Functional Specialisation and Working Conditions in Europe' (with Sandra M. Leitner and Roman Stöllinger), wiiw Working Paper, No. 227, Vienna, May 2023
wiiw Policy Notes and Reports
  • 'Towards a Greener Visegrád Group: Progress and Challenges in the Context of the European Green Deal' (with Tobias Riepl), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 64, Vienna, January 2023
  • 'Global Value Chains in the Post-pandemic World: How can the Western Balkans Foster the Potential of Nearshoring?', wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 58, Vienna, March 2022
  • 'China in Europe: FDI Trends and Policy Responses in the 17+1 Region and Austria', wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 57, Vienna, March 2022
  • 'Recovery and Resilience Facility Funding in the Visegrád Countries and its Impact on Austria' (with Vasily Astrov and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report, No. 56, Vienna, March 2022
Other wiiw publications
  • 'The long way round: Lessons from EU-CEE for improving integration and development in the Western Balkans' (with Mahdi Ghodsi, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Mario Holzner, Branimir Jovanović and Stefani Weiss), Joint Study , No. 2022-06, Vienna, June 2022

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