News & Opinions

TURKEY: Is the worst yet to come? - 01 Dec 2021

The use of negative real interest rates to support credit growth has again led to a lira rout and skyrocketing inflation. The crisis is unlikely to be over read more

East Central Europe needs a new growth model - 29 Nov 2021

EU-CEE countries must focus on innovation to cope with decarbonisation and digitalisation. Germany and Austria should gain, despite some challenges read more

Free trade policy is not the optimal trade policy - 16 Nov 2021

Countries and trading blocs such as the EU should be free to choose the trade policy they deem optimal. This requires a renunciation of the holy grail of free trade read more

Recent Publications

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New Insights into the Relationship Between Taxation and International Trade

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

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Monthly Report No. 11/2021 - FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe

wiiw Monthly Reports read more

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Avoiding a Trap and Embracing the Megatrends: Proposals for a New Growth Model in EU-CEE

wiiw Research Reports read more

Upcoming Events

15  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

Lessons from Economic Transformation

30 Years of Reforms since the Collapse of the USSR

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15  December 2021    9:00 am CET

In cooperation with Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ) and French Institute for International Relations (Ifri).

Boosting European connectivity and the EU’s strategic autonomy against the backdrop of EU-China rivalry

Global Gateway – the new European Silk Road?

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16  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Bálint Magyar, CEU Democracy Institute (Hungary)

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

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20  January 2022    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada

Exporting and Investment under Credit Constraints

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Projects in Focus

Political economy of public debt, growth and interest rates in the context of the Corona crisis

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: October 2021 - September 2023 read more

Key economic indicators

Client: Federation of Austrian Industries
Duration: March 2010 - December 2020 read more


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