News & Opinions

Czech election: Big changes in parliament, minimal economic impact

23 Oct 2017

A big change in policy direction is unlikely under the next government, and opposition to euro accession and refugees will remain high. The economy will be largely unaffected. read more

Catalan Independence: Economic costs could be significant

22 Oct 2017

Those in favour of Catalan independence should not underestimate the potentially huge economic costs this would entail. A commentary by Kurt Bayer. read more

Yugoslav lessons for Catalonia

20 Oct 2017

The key to secession is establishing fiscal autonomy and territorial control, but this will take a long time, and the accommodation of Catalan demands within federal structures should still be possible. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

Recent Publications


Monthly Report No. 10/2017

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Österreichs Staatsausgabenstrukturen im europäischen Vergleich

wiiw Research Reports in German Language read more


Macedonian Exports

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Upcoming Events

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

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14  November 2017    11:00 am

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Ronald B. Davies, University College Dublin

The Heterogeneous Impact of Brexit: Early Indications from the FTSE

FIW-wiiw Seminars in International Economics read more

Projects in Focus

Studies in the Areas of European Competitiveness

Client: European Commission, DG Growth
Duration: August 2014 - July 2018 read more

Research Centre International Economics (Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft, FIW)

Client: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Duration: October 2006 - December 2018 read more

Austria’s Economic Competitiveness in a Neighbourhood Context

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