82nd OeNB East Jour Fixe on vulnerabilities and opportunities

The 82nd East Jour Fixe of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) will address the following issues in three sessions. Session 1 will focus on public sector debt and sustainability considerations in CESEE. A particular focus will be on the structure of public debt in the region and on the role fiscal rules play. Session 2 will deal with developments and drivers of private debt, covering both corporate and household debt and its sustainability. This session will also explore if there is a need for further deleveraging in CESEE. Session 3 will then bring together representatives from the private sector, from CESEE institutions and from international financial institutions to discuss what institutions can contribute to ensuring optimal and sustainable debt developments in the public and private sector. The event takes place on Monday, June 11, 2018, 09:00 a.m. at the OeNB.

For more information please follow the OeNB link.

Western Balkans Labour Market Trends 2018

Country flyers for the Western Balkans based on the recent Western Balkan Labor Market Trends 2018 report are now online. The flyers present a short description of recent trends and feature key labor market indicators based on the harmonized data prepared in the context of the SEE Jobs Gateway. The data can be obtained online as well. The Jobs Gateway is funded by the Austrian Ministry of Finance and is produced in collaboration with the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and the World Bank Group. Please follow the SEE Jobs Gateway link for the publications.

World Bank and wiiw Western Balkans labour market database

The World Bank and wiiw launched the first-ever database to provide easily-accessible regional labour market data for the Western Balkans, together with a report on recent trends.

For more information please follow the wiiw link.

IJF Public Sector Economics 2018 Call for Papers

The Institute of Public Finance (IJF) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are organising a research and policy conference on Public Sector Economics 2018 – Fiscal Openness: Transparency, Participation and Accountability in Fiscal Policies (October 26, 2018; Zagreb, Croatia).

The abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information please follow the IJF link.

Olga Radzyner Award 2017

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has a long tradition of supporting science and academic research. In this spirit, the OeNB has introduced the Olga Radzyner Award, which is bestowed on excellent young economists from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in commemoration of Olga Radzyner, former Head of the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division. This year, the award is to be conferred for the 18th time at the OeNB’s Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) which will take place in Vienna from November 20 to 21, 2017.

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