News & Opinions

Ukraine’s mixed reform progress since Maidan - 09 Nov 2018

A panel discussion organised by wiiw concluded that there have been several successes, but in some key areas progress is stalling and there are many challenges ahead. read more

New wiiw forecast for CESEE: Strong growth amid increased negative risks - 07 Nov 2018

Most economies in the region are still doing well, but the external environment had deteriorated amid a looming global trade war and problems in the eurozone (includes video). read more

New Russian sanctions against Ukraine make little sense - 06 Nov 2018

The latest Russian sanctions are unlikely to have much of an impact and may be even politically counter-productive ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. read more

Recent Publications


Factors Driving Wealth Inequality in European Countries. The Effect of Inheritance and Gifts on Household Net Wealth Distribution Analysed by Applying the Shapley Value Approach to Decomposition

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The Relative Impact of Different Forces of Globalisation on Wage Inequality: A Fresh Look at the EU Experience

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Avoiding and Escaping the ‘Commodity Trap’ in Development

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Upcoming Events

28  November 2018    1:30 pm

Interacting forces of international economic integration.

Migration, FDI and outsourcing

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29  November 2018    9:30 am

In cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe (FES-ROCPE) and Austrian Presidency of the EU Council.

Eastern Partnership External Relations Workshop

Connectivity in EU’s Wider Eastern Neighbourhood

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03  December 2018    5:00 pm

Paolo Pasimeni, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The relation between productivity and compensation

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Projects in Focus

Innovative modeling of non-tariff measures in trade

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

Fiscal policies in Europe II.

Client: Austrian Chamber of Labour
Duration: July 2018 - July 2020 read more

Migration and Globalisation – Impacts and Interaction

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: March 2016 - March 2018 read more