News & Opinions

Just released: First data update for 2020 - 06 May 2021

The first main macroeconomic indicators for 2020 are now available for 23 CESEE countries in the wiiw Annual Database. read more

Snap elections in Bulgaria as a result of political stalemate - 06 May 2021

It is far from clear whether the upcoming elections will produce a stable government. read more

Economist Olga Pindyuk wins the Consensus Economics 2020 Forecast Accuracy Award for Ukraine - 04 May 2021

We proudly announce that Olga Pindyuk’s monthly forecasts of GDP growth and consumer prices for Ukraine proved to be the most accurate ones in 2020. read more

On the brink of economic collapse, Iran is forced to reach a deal in Vienna - 27 Apr 2021

Its failing economy has brought the Islamic Republic back to the negotiating table. Only a return to the nuclear agreement of 2015 can ease the pressure of sanctions and avoid an uprising. read more

wiiw is hiring an ECONOMIST specialised in European Economic Policy - 19 Apr 2021

The candidate should widen our expertise in the political economy of the European Union and acquire research projects. read more

Recent Publications


Darkest before the dawn?

wiiw Forecast Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 4/2021

wiiw Monthly Reports read more


Value Chain Integration of the Western Balkan Countries and Policy Options for the Post-COVID-19 Period

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

Upcoming Events

11  May 2021    2:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Joint Vienna Institute.

Open lecture

Human Capital Index – What is it, and why should we care about it?

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11  May 2021    2:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with ÖFZ and Science Po.

Online discussion with Marco Buti, Natacha Valla, Guntram Wolff, Thomas Wieser and Hans Dietmar Schweisgut

The EU’s post-covid fiscal policy: will it unify us or divide us?

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12  May 2021    4:00 pm CEST

Panel discussion with prominent experts from India and abroad

India’s Covid Crisis in the global context

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26  May 2021    9:15 am CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Julia Grübler, wiiw

Webinar: Handelspolitische Schutzmaßnahmen: Balanceakt auf einem schmalen Grat zwischen Schutz und Protektionismus

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10  June 2021    3:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Matt Burke, Bennett Institute for Public Policy and University of East Anglia

Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness (Online event)

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Projects in Focus

Migration and Human Capital in the Western Balkans

Client: European Training Foundation (ETF)
Duration: December 2019 - March 2021 read more

The Effect of Digitisation on Work in Europe

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: April 2020 - March 2022 read more

Western Balkan Regional Cooperation

Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung
Duration: June 2018 - July 2020 read more