News & Opinions

Where will all the workers go...?

The ‘rise of the machines’ will have little impact on overall employment levels but will lead to rising labour market inequality and changes in demand for skills, David Dorn concluded at this year’s Global Economy Lecture. read more

Ten reflections on the UK in the aftermath of Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the EU provides a rare chance to see what happens when a generally stable, conservative country does something radical. It has brought into sharper focus some fascinating aspects of the country’s political culture. read more

Kurt Rothschild Prize for Philipp Heimberger

wiiw economist Philipp Heimberger has been awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize for Economic Journalism for his analysis of the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal austerity measures in the eurozone. read more

Recent Publications


Österreichs Staatsausgabenstrukturen im europäischen Vergleich

wiiw Research Reports in German Language read more


Macedonian Exports

wiiw Research Reports read more


Can’t Keep Up with the Joneses: How Relative Deprivation Pushes Internal Migration in Austria

wiiw Working Papers read more

Upcoming Events

20  October 2017    11:00 am

George Kopits, global fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
(Discussant: Vladimir Gligorov, wiiw)

Fiscal Policy Rules in the Western Balkans: An Evaluation

wiiw Special Event read more

23  October 2017    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Evgenii Monastyrenko, Paris School of Economics

Evolve to survive: Firm adjustment to customs-driven administrative barriers

FIW-wiiw Seminars in International Economics read more

09  November 2017    10:00 am

Presentation of wiiw's latest growth forecast for 22 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe

wiiw Autumn Forecast 2017

wiiw Press Conferences read more

Projects in Focus

Impact assessment related to the future development of Cohesion Policy and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds)

Client: European Commission, DG Regional Policy
Duration: March 2014 - February 2017 read more

Challenges and implications of the DCFTA agreements between the EU and Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

Client: Bertelsmann Stiftung
Duration: July 2016 - June 2017 read more

Framework contract: Evaluations and impact assessments of EU macro-financial assistance and balance of payment support operations

Client: European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs
Duration: January 2016 - December 2019 read more