The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – wiiw – is one of the most important research centers for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe with more than 50 years of experience. Over the years, wiiw has broadened its expertise as well as its regional coverage – to include European integration, the countries of Wider Europe and selected topics in the global economy. The areas of research in which wiiw is engaged have also broadened. The focus of the content work is currently on macroeconomic developments and structural change, the international economy, labor markets and social issues, as well as selected topics related to sectoral and regional economic developments. wiiw is an independent, non-profit institution.