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

29  October 2015    4:00 pm

Dario Guarascio, Sapienza University of Rome

Where does the surplus go? Disentangling the capital-labor distributive conflict

FIW-wiiw Seminars in International Economics 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

30  November 2015    5:00 pm

Jan Fagerberg, University of Oslo; Ålborg University; Lund University

The Triple Challenge for Europe: The Economy, Climate Change and Governance

Policy Perspectives for European Integration read more

Projects in Focus

Research Centre International Economics (Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft, FIW)

Client: Austrian Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
Duration: October 2006 - February 2015 read more

Free Movement of workers, transitional arrangements and potential mobility from Croatia

Client: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Duration: December 2014 - May 2015 read more