L Alan Winters on Regionalism and the WTO

In a video interview Prof. L Alan Winters shares his concerns about currently negotiated ‘mega-regional’ trade agreements (TTIP and TPP) which go counter to a non-discriminatory multilateral trade system and exclude China read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: EU migration crisis - What can and should be done?

wiiw migration expert Isilda Mara looks into official migration statistics and puts the current migration flows in relation to past crises. Last but not least, she makes the case for an EU quota regime. read more

The Political Economy of Trade Policy

A highly qualified debate on the key mechanisms shaping trade policies took place at the recent FIW/CER Workshop. A workshop note by Julia Grübler. read more

Recent Publications


Russian Federation 2015: From Stagnation to Recession and Back

wiiw Research Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 9/2015

wiiw Monthly Reports read more


Energy Efficiency and EU Industrial Competitiveness: Energy Costs and their Impact on Manufacturing Activity

wiiw Research Reports read more

Upcoming Events

05  October 2015    5:00 pm

James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin

Greece and Europe: An Eyewitness Account

Policy Perspectives for European Integration read more

12  November 2015    10:00 am

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

wiiw Autumn Forecast 2015

wiiw Press Conferences read more

16  November 2015    4:00 pm

Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President World Bank

Globalization and the art of designing policy

Global Economy Lectures read more

Projects in Focus

Strategic Study on Labour Mobility in the Context of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Client: Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
Duration: April 2014 - January 2015 read more

Energy efficiency and EU industrial competitiveness: energy costs and their impact on manufacturing activity

Client: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Duration: October 2013 - November 2014 read more

Studies assessing the impact of other European Union policies on economic, social and territorial cohesion

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