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

Eurasian Economic Integration: Impact Evaluation and Review of Prospects

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: January 2017 - June 2018 read more

Euroasian Integration

Client: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Duration: June 2013 - November 2016 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

Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness (PRONTO)

Client: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme
Duration: February 2014 - January 2018 read more

Impact assessment related to the future development of Cohesion Policy and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds)

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

Austria’s Economic Competitiveness in a Neighbourhood Context

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: August 2016 - July 2018 read more

Establishment of consolidated financial data 1989-2013

Client: European Commission, DG Regional Policy
Duration: December 2015 - September 2016 read more


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