News & Opinions

Rail instead of lorries: The climate effect of a ‘European Silk Road’ - 20 Sep 2023

A high-speed rail link across the continent could drive the shift of freight traffic from road to rail and provide major CO2 savings read more

The structure and demography of Austrian companies engaged in foreign trade - 13 Sep 2023

Companies that export tend to be more productive and to pay higher wages than companies that are only active domestically. This also applies to small and medium-sized enterprises read more

Ukraine: Population loss endangers reconstruction - 13 Jul 2023

The country's population will decline by 20%, leading to a labour shortage that threatens economic recovery. A new forecasting model assumes four demographic scenarios read more

Recent Publications


How to Get Things Moving in EU-Western Balkan Relations

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more


The Emissions Reduction Potential for Freight Transport on a High-speed Rail Line Along the ‘European Silk Road’

wiiw Research Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 9/2023

wiiw Monthly Reports read more

Upcoming Events

28  September 2023    4:00 pm CEST

China’s Overseas Lending: From Boom to Bust

Global Economy Lecture 2023 with Carmen Reinhart

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10  October 2023    2:00 pm CEST

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW) and European University Institute (EUI).

Presenter: Luca Macedoni (Aarhus University)

International spillovers of quality regulations

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11  October 2023    10:00 am CEST

Welche ökonomischen Folgen hat der Ukraine-Krieg?

Pressekonferenz - Herbst-Konjunkturprognose Osteuropa

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23  November 2023    9:00 am CET

Fiscal policy for the 21st century: meeting economic, social and climate challenges

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07  December 2023    9:00 am CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Judith Kohlenberger (WU) und Michael Landesmann (wiiw)

Migration, Flüchtlingsintegration und Außenwirtschaft

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Project in Focus

Demographic and economic development in Central and East European countries (CEECs)

Client: City of Vienna
Duration: September 2021 - June 2022 read more