News & Opinions

Escape from Afghanistan: The EU needs a new strategy - 14 Sep 2021

Europe must learn the lessons of the 2015 refugee crisis. Aid on the ground, a crisis response capacity and migration partnerships should form a new policy. read more

Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi takes over a ruined country - 31 Aug 2021

The Iranian economy has been crippled by U.S. sanctions and decades-long mismanagement under five presidents since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. read more

Corona reveals potential vulnerabilities in global supply chains - 28 Jul 2021

One third of Austria's and the EU's non-European imports are vulnerable to shocks. Especially for high-tech and medical goods Europe is dependent on ‘Factory Asia’, in particular China. read more

Recent Publications


Heterogeneous Effects of Non-tariff Measures on Cross-border Investments: Bilateral Firm-level Analysis

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Monthly Report No. 9/2021

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Source – Assembly – Sink: Value Added Flows in the Global Economy

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Upcoming Events

30  September 2021    3:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Tomasz Geodecki, Cracow University of Economics (Poland)

The Domestication of value chains. Can the Visegrád Group countries benefit from the Chinese experience?

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07  October 2021    3:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Konstantin M. Wacker, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Growing imbalances of cross-border investment incomes: A ‘Fault Line’ in the Eurozone?

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14  October 2021    4:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Simone Vannuccini, University of Sussex Business School (UK)

Market Selection in Global Value Chains

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04  November 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Roman Hoffmann, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria)

Climate Change and Internal Migration: Evidence from Global Census Data

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Projects in Focus

Entwicklung, Organisation, Durchführung und Evaluierung von Seminaren am Joint Vienna Institut (JVI)

Client: Oesterreichische Nationalbank/Austrian Ministry of Finance
Duration: January 2020 - December 2021 read more

Eastern Europe Before Transition: Digitisation of data and analysis of CESEE’s command economies

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: May 2021 - April 2024 read more