he WIIW Structural Report covers developments at the industrial level (NACE 2-digit) in Central and East European countries (CEECs). Patterns of industrial structural change are compared over the periods 1989-92 and 1992-98, including changes in output, employment, wages and productivity. Various scenarios of catching up are estimated on the basis of previous international (Asian, Southern European etc.) experiences. There are detailed analyses of changing patterns of trade specialization, foreign direct investment, and balance-of-payments structures. The analysis follows the statistical classification of economic activities in the European Union, which allows for cross-country and cross-industry comparisons (including East-West European comparisons). It comprises all manufacturing industries at the 2-digit NACE (rev. 1) level and places them in the context of the CEECs' general economic development.
Michael A. Landesmann is Scientific Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economics Studies (wiiw) and Professor of Economics and Head of the Institute for Economic Theory and Quantitative Economic Research at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. Previously he was at the Department of Applied Economics of the University of Cambridge and was a Fellow in Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge. He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford University. He was a member of the Economic Analysis group under the chairmanship of former European Commission President Romano Prodi. He currently (academic year 2010-11) holds the Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship at Harvard University.