News & Opinions

Measuring China’s rise - 09 Oct 2019

The US, the EU and China are the world’s biggest economies. With the People’s Republic of China celebrating its 70th anniversary, we review their changing global economic positioning. read more

Labour market improvements in the Visegrád countries: a mixed blessing for Austria - 02 Oct 2019

So far, the economic effects of the shrinking working-age population were mostly positive. But reduced migration from the V4 to Austria is likely to aggravate labour and skills shortages. read more

The current economic downturn in Europe must be seen in the context of a wider problem of economic polarisation - 30 Sep 2019

The 2017-2018 economic upswing only masked the underlying economic polarisation within the EU, which will again become more evident as the economy continues to cool. read more

Recent Publications


Functional Specialisation in Global Value Chains and the Middle-Income Trap

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Economic Polarisation in Europe: Causes and Options for Action

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Holding Together what Belongs Together: A Strategy to Counteract Economic Polarisation in Europe

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Upcoming Events

22  October 2019    5:00 pm

Julia Bachtrögler, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Euroscepticism and EU Cohesion Policy: The Impact of Micro-Level Policy Effectiveness on Voting Behavior

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31  October 2019    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Andreas Eder, BOKU Vienna

Price Competitiveness in the European Monetary Union

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06  November 2019    10:00 am

Presentation of the latest growth forecasts for Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE)

Press conference: wiiw Autumn Forecast 2019

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06  November 2019    4:00 pm

Presentation of the latest growth forecasts for Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE)

Webinar: wiiw Autumn Forecast 2019

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07  November 2019    3:00 pm

Artem Kochnev, JKU Linz and University of Innsbruck

The Two Faces of Animal Spirits: The Impact of War on the Stock Market in Ukraine

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11  November 2019    4:00 pm

In cooperation with Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

Danny Quah, Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Demand and supply in a new world order: The role of non-great powers

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Project in Focus

Effects, opportunity costs and spillovers of EU Cohesion Policy

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: September 2018 - February 2020 read more