As an independent economic research institute with more than 30
years of experience in analysing economic developments in Central, East
and Southeast Europe, the Wiener Institute für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche (WIIW) has expanded its research agenda to include
Western Europe and to cover global developments including many areas of
The main focus of research remains economic growth, structural change, trade, FDI, labour markets and regional development. The Institute has particular expertise in industrial economics and macroeconomics. Researchers rely on statistical and empirical evidence, working with a wide range of European and international databases as well as databases on Central, South and Eastern European countries maintained by the Institute through co-operation with national statistical offices.