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Free trade policy is not the optimal trade policy - 16 Nov 2021

Countries and trading blocs such as the EU should be free to choose the trade policy they deem optimal. This requires a renunciation of the holy grail of free trade read more

Turkey: Economic challenges mounting - 11 Nov 2021

Although the economy has come through the pandemic relatively well so far, the risks are mounting, owing to erratic policy choices, high inflation and the tumbling lira read more

The Corona crisis: A setback for the labour market integration of refugees? - 04 Nov 2021

Women, higher educated and young people most affected; crisis opened up opportunities for low-skilled in atypical employment read more

Recent Publications


Avoiding a Trap and Embracing the Megatrends: Proposals for a New Growth Model in EU-CEE

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The Covid Crisis: Occupational Impacts in EU Economies and Policy Suggestions

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Problematik der Arbeitsmarktintegration von geflüchteten in Österreich in Zeiten der Coronakrise - Sonderauswertung des FIMAS Flüchtlingspanels

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Upcoming Events

15  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

Lessons from Economic Transformation

30 Years of Reforms since the Collapse of the USSR

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29  November 2021    3:00 pm CET

Avoiding a trap and embracing the megatrends

A new growth model for EU-CEE

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01  December 2021    4:00 pm CET

Achievements in the framework of the Association Agreement and the need for modernization.

Ukraine’s integration in the EU common market

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02  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Katharina Erhardt, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany)

Empirical Productivity Distributions and International Trade

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16  December 2021    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Bálint Magyar, CEU Democracy Institute (Hungary)

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

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20  January 2022    3:00 pm CET

In cooperation with Research Centre International Economics (FIW).

Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada

Exporting and Investment under Credit Constraints

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Project in Focus

New EU own resources: possibilities and limitations of steering effects and sectoral policy co-benefits

Client: European Parliament
Duration: March 2021 - August 2021 read more