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.

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.

For more information please follow the OeNB link.

GDN - SEE The Seventh Phase Papers

The papers of the GDN SEE project's seventh phase are now available online at the wiiw Balkan Observatory website. wiiw economists and research teams from the SEE region have been analysing the reasons for the lagging behind of Southeast Europe under the broad theoretical approach that can be characterised as that of the Austrian theory of development. This approach relies on the seminal work in development economics by Alexander Gerschenkron (the role of the state, firms and banks in pulling countries out of backwardness), Paul Rosenstein-Rodan (increasing returns and large scale infrastructure investment) and Albert Hirschman (induced industrialisation and its forward and backward linkages), accounting for a region’s development – or its failure.

A list of the papers and the respective download links can be found here.

Hanžeković Prize 2017

The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust announces its competition for the award of the annual prize
for 2017. Papers must be submitted by June 1, 2017 at the latest. The
papers must be accompanied by an application form. All the entrants have to satisfy the terms of
the competition. Croatian and foreign nationals have the right to submit works in the regular prize category.

For more information please follow the IJF link.

BPIAS & AUBG 2016 Summer School

The Balkanski-Panitza Institute for Advanced Study (BPIAS) and the AUBG Business Club are organising their 2016 Summer School in Economics on 'Innovation, New Trade, and New Growth', directed by Philippe Aghion, Harvard University. The event will take place August 15 – 20, 2016, in Oriahovitza, Bulgaria.

For more information please follow the BPIAS link.