News & Opinions

Do higher public debt ratios really reduce economic growth? - 18 Jan 2022

The pandemic-induced crisis has seen fiscal policy relaxed. Ill-evidenced orthodoxy must not be allowed to reinstate austerity. read more

wiiw sucht Pre-Doc Ökonom_in mit Interesse an Außenwirtschaft und ökologischen Themen - 12 Jan 2022

Der/die Kandidat_in wird im Bereich angewandte empirische Forschung tätig sein und an der "Forschungsstelle Internationale Wirtschaft" mitarbeiten read more

wiiw is hiring an Economist specialised in macroeconomics or fiscal policy - 11 Jan 2022

The candidate should widen our expertise on fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications in Europe as part of a new, growing research group read more

30 years of Ukrainian independence: Is there a cause for optimism? - 29 Dec 2021

Although Ukraine’s economic growth has been sluggish, in terms of democratic transformation it has scored better than many of its peers. read more

Recent Publications


Environmental Impact Evaluation of a European High Speed Railway Network along the ‘European Silk Road’

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Monthly Report No. 12/2021

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New Insights into the Relationship Between Taxation and International Trade

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Upcoming Events

17  February 2022    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Dmitry Kuvshinov, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

The Shifts and the Shocks: Bank Risk, Leverage, and the Macroeconomy

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03  March 2022    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Andrea Albanese, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Gender Differences in Mobility after Childbirth and Implications for the Gender Gap in Employment

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Projects in Focus

Untangling the impacts of technological transformations, globalisation and demographic change to foster shared prosperity in Europe (UNTANGLED)

Client: European Commission, Horizon 2020
Duration: February 2021 - January 2024 read more

The Effect of Digitisation on Work in Europe

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: April 2020 - March 2022 read more

A new growth model in EU-CEE

Client: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Duration: August 2020 - May 2021 read more

Processes of labour market integration of young refugees in Austria (FIMAS+YOUTH)

Client: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Duration: January 2021 - September 2021 read more

Connectivity and interactions between global value chains and foreign direct investment networks

Client: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Duration: May 2020 - July 2021 read more