News & Opinions

Estimates that should set alarm bells ringing: Downgrading Germany’s fiscal space - 26 Nov 2020

The EU Commission has just revised Germany's “structural” budget deficit for 2021 upwards – by €42 billion. The underlying estimation problems should set off alarm bells in Berlin. read more

Can we justify EU Cohesion Policy? - 25 Nov 2020

New wiiw research shows that cohesion policy has positive effects on GDP growth, and that spending in poorer regions increases demand in richer parts of the EU. read more

Inequality in Austria is higher than expected - 23 Nov 2020

The 10 percent of the Austrian population with the highest income earn more than three times the Austrian average and seven times more than the lowest-income half of the population. read more

No quick recovery in sight, coronavirus risks looming large - 12 Nov 2020

wiiw just released its new economic forecasts and analysis for Eastern Europe read more

Recent Publications


Can we Justify EU Cohesion Policy?

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more


No Quick Recovery in Sight, with Coronavirus Risks Looming Large

wiiw Forecast Reports read more


Monthly Report No. 11/2020

wiiw Monthly Reports read more

Upcoming Events

26  November 2020    4:00 pm

In cooperation with Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

Pol Antràs, Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Global Economy Lecture: Globalization and Pandemics (Webinar)

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01  December 2020    9:00 am

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Julia Grübler, MSc und Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Reiter (beide wiiw)

Webinar: Handelsbeschränkungen

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Projects in Focus

Framework contract for the implementation of external aid 2018 (FWC SIEA 2018) - Lot 6 'Innovative financing for development'

Client: EuropeAid
Duration: June 2018 - May 2020 read more

MOEL-8: Wie gehen Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft mit Arbeitskräfteknappheit um?

Client: Austrian Chamber of Labour
Duration: January 2020 - September 2020 read more

Key economic indicators

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

Impact Assessments - Analysis of the SME's Participation in Public Procurement and the Measures to support it"

Client: European Commission, DG Growth
Duration: July 2018 - July 2021 read more

Study on logistics and wholesale trade in EU27

Client: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Duration: September 2018 - March 2019 read more