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11th FIW Research Conference "International Economics"

November 29-30 - 11thFIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics’


Venue:                           Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Arsenal, Object 20; 1030 Vienna, Austria

Contact:                               FIW Project Office (fiw-pb(at)

·         29 November 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Keynote lecture

Prof.Rolf J. Langhammer (Ifw Kiel):
The Multilateral Trading Order under Stress: Tendencies, Triggers and Therapies

·         29 November 2018, 5:45 p.m.: Policy Panel:
„Trade Policy in Times of Trump – Challenges for the EU“.


Moderation: Harald Badinger (Vienna University for Economs and Business)

Rolf J. Langhammer (IfW Kiel)

Susanne Schrott (Austrian Economic Chambers)

Trevor D. Traina (Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America)

Jörg Wojahn (Representation of the European Commission in Austria)

Programme & undefinedRegistration


The Keynote Lecture with ensuing Policy Panel will take place on the 29th of November at 5:00 p.m.

Participation is free of charge we kindly ask for undefinedRegistration until the 26th of November.





The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 11th Research Conference ‘International Economics’ on 29-30 November 2018 and invites the submission of (full) working papers to be presented at the conference.

The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of ‘International Economics’ in Austria and its neighbouring countries to present recent research. Papers from Ph.D. students, post-graduate students, young faculty members and young researchers in similar positions are particularly welcome as the conference aims to support and encourage young economists by providing an opportunity to present their work.



The 11th FIW Research Conference on ‘International Economics’ will take place on Thursday, 29 November  2018 andFriday, 30 November 2018, at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Arsenal Objekt 20, 1030 Vienna, Austria.



Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded. There will be a ‘Best Conference Paper Award 18’and a Young Economist Award 18’. Each award is worth  in total € 1000.This year each award has been shared between two submissions and thus the following participants receive a prize of € 500:


Best Conference Paper Award


Joschka Wanner (joint with Mario Larch): Trade, Fossil Fuel Supply, and Leakage: The Consequences of Unilateral Withdrawals from the Paris Agreement


Sarah Schröder (University of Edinburgh): Exporters, Multinationals and Residual WageInequality: Evidence and Theory


Young Economist Award


Artem Kochnev (Johannes Kepler University and University of Innsbruck): Dying Light: War and Trade of the Separatist-Controlled Areas of Ukraine

Stephanie Lackner (Princeton Universtiy): Earthquakes and Economic Growth


The ‘Young Economist Award 18 is intended for Ph.D. students, post-graduate students, young faculty members and young researchers in similar positions. To be considered for this award all authors of the paper have to be 34 or younger at thetime of submission.



The broad topic of the conference is ‘International Economics’. This includes, inter alia, the areas of Trade, International Factor Movements, Economic Integration, Trade Policy, International Trade Organizations, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Multinational Firms, International Macroeconomics and other related fields.




The 11th FIW-Research Conference is jointly organized by the FIW Project , the Leibnitz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, the ifo institute, the University of Ljubljana, the Universita di Bologna, University of Economics Bratislava and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA KRTK).

The Research Centre International Economics FIW is a project of WIFO, wiiw and WSR on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. The FIW cooperation with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Innsbruck is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.


 Scientific Board

FIW: Fritz Breuss und Robert Stehrer

University of Vienna: Alejandro Cunat

WU Vienna: Harald Badinger

IOS Regensburg: Richard Frensch

Ifo institute: Gabriel Felbermayr

MTA KRTK: Balázs Muraközy

University of Ljubljana: Jože P. Damijan

Universita di Bologna: Gaetano A. Minerva

University of Economics Bratislava: Mikulas Luptacik

Questions may be addressed to fiw-pb(at) or alexander.hudetz(at)

The conference programme will be published on

Selection decisions will be communicated to the authors during the second halve of October.

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.

The conference language is English.

Travel expenses will not be refunded.