News & Opinions

Solving the mystery of weak wage growth in EU-CEE - 20 Jan 2020

Earnings have been slow to respond to tight labour markets because of the reforms which have reduced labour’s bargaining power. read more

2019 in review - 09 Jan 2020

China’s BRI, our CESEE forecasts, refugee integration, and the productivity puzzle all figured prominently last year. read more

“The prospect of EU-membership was the single most important reform driver during the transition period” - 19 Dec 2019

Our ‘looking back, looking forward’ series, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, continues with Rumen Dobrinsky who shares his assessment on Bulgaria after 1989. read more

Recent Publications

Comparing Wage Levels and Developments in Europe: Mind the Data Source

wiiw Statistical Reports read more


The Impact of Income Inequality on Household Indebtedness in Euro Area Countries

wiiw Working Papers read more


Wage Developments in the Central and Eastern European EU Member States

wiiw Research Reports read more

Upcoming Events

30  January 2020    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Eddy Bekkers, World Trade Organisation

Structural change in the Chinese economy and changing trade relations with the world

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30  January 2020    7:00 pm

In cooperation with The International Institute for Peace (IIP) and Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall.

Book presentation and discussion

Iran in the International System Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

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10  February 2020    4:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Sebastian Petric, RBI and University of Oxford

Predictability of Financial Crises: The Impact of Fundamental, Policy-induced and Institutional Vulnerabilities on China Compared to other Emerging Markets

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14  February 2020    7:00 pm

Imshäuser Gespräch

Eine Europäische Seidenstraße – Konzepte, Chancen und Grenzen

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Projects in Focus

Migration from Africa, Middle East and EU Eastern Partnership countries towards the EU-27: Challenges and prospects ahead

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: January 2019 - December 2020 read more

Analysis of the main territorial challenges, needs and transnational cooperation potentials and strategy building for the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE 2021-2027 Programme

Client: Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE
Duration: July 2019 - March 2020 read more