News & Opinions

The main challenges for EU industrial policy in the next decade - 27 Jan 2020

The EU needs to focus on innovation, China, cohesion and the Green New Deal. read more

Solving the mystery of weak wage growth in EU-CEE - 20 Jan 2020

Earnings have been slow to respond to tight labour markets because of the reforms which have reduced labour’s bargaining power. read more

2019 in review - 09 Jan 2020

China’s BRI, our CESEE forecasts, refugee integration, and the productivity puzzle all figured prominently last year. read more

Recent Publications


The European Union’s Industrial Policy: What are the Main Challenges?

wiiw Policy Notes and Reports read more

Comparing Wage Levels and Developments in Europe: Mind the Data Source

wiiw Statistical Reports read more


The Impact of Income Inequality on Household Indebtedness in Euro Area Countries

wiiw Working Papers read more

Upcoming Events

30  January 2020    3:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Eddy Bekkers, World Trade Organisation

Structural change in the Chinese economy and changing trade relations with the world

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30  January 2020    7:00 pm

In cooperation with The International Institute for Peace (IIP) and Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall.

Book presentation and discussion

Iran in the International System Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

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10  February 2020    4:00 pm

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Sebastian Petric, RBI and University of Oxford

Predictability of Financial Crises: The Impact of Fundamental, Policy-induced and Institutional Vulnerabilities on China Compared to other Emerging Markets

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14  February 2020    7:00 pm

Imshäuser Gespräch

Eine Europäische Seidenstraße – Konzepte, Chancen und Grenzen

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03  March 2020    3:00 pm

Fanny Dellinger, University of Innsbruck

The Welfare Magnet Hypothesis Revisited ? A Natural Experiment in Austria

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Project in Focus

Background paper contribution for the Industrial Development Report 2020 'The Future of Industrialization'

Client: UNIDO
Duration: November 2018 - March 2019 read more