News & Opinions

Open access to data on non-tariff measures

wiiw has adapted WTO non-tariff measures data to make it usable in econometric analysis. The data is now free to download, for use by researchers and to inform policy debates on free trade. read more

A long march from state socialism to illiberalism: Orbán, Soros, and the NGOs in Hungary

Watch a recent talk by the Hungarian media researcher, journalist and performer Réka Kinga Papp on the evolution of an illiberal political zeitgeist in Hungary. read more

2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste: the quest for a common market

A regional common market would not be game changer for the Western Balkans. Focusing on higher public investment and extending collective bargaining in industry would be much more beneficial. read more

Bulgaria in the EU: expectations and outcomes

The realistic prospect of EU membership provided a powerful impetus to the economic and political transformation of the country. A commentary by Rumen Dobrinsky. read more

Recent Publications

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Wirtschaftliche Konvergenz trotz politischer Unsicherheit

wiiw Research Reports in German Language read more

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Monthly Report No. 7-8/2017

wiiw Monthly Reports read more

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Challenges of DCFTAs: How can Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine succeed?

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

Projects in Focus

The evolving composition of intra-EU trade over time

Client: European Commission, DG Growth
Duration: January 2016 - July 2016 read more

Global Development Network Southeast Europe (GDN_SEE)

Client: Oesterreichische Nationalbank/Austrian Ministry of Finance
Duration: February 2009 - July 2016 read more

Identifying revealed comparative advantages (RCAs) in an EU regional context

Client: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Duration: February 2014 - December 2015 read more

Neighbourhood cooperation for a sustainable trade and investment policy

Client: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Duration: October 2015 - January 2016 read more

Framework contract: Evaluations and impact assessments of EU macro-financial assistance and balance of payment support operations

Client: European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs
Duration: January 2016 - December 2019 read more

Innovation in the CESEE region: from pre-crisis credit boom to the effects of the financial crisis

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: July 2014 - December 2015 read more

Competitiveness drivers and obstacles, intra-EU linkages and European value chains in GVCs

Client: European Commission, DG Growth
Duration: January 2017 - June 2017 read more


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