Vienna Institute for Comparative Economic Studies (WIIW)

This institute focuses on central and eastern Europe. "The Institute's special expertise -- detailed personal knowledge of the countries of the former eastern bloc -- helps assess economic trends, search for new business opportunities and reduce uncertainty in entering markets." On the Internet, they offer information about themselves and their projects. Perhaps the most useful is their extensive database of economic information for this part of the world. However, currently, it is accessible only to members of the Institute. They also offer abstracts of their publications, and an on-line catalog of their library.