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The FIW - Research Centre International Economics ( is a cooperation between the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), the University Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the University of Innsbruck, WIFO, wiiw and WSR. FIW is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministries of Education, Research and Science (BMBFW) and of Labour and Economy (BMAW).

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14th FIW Research Conference 'International Economics'


February 24-25, 2022

Venue: online event (zoom)

Contact: FIW Project Office, .

The 14th FIW Research Conference will take place from Feb. 24-25, 2022 as an online event. The highlight of the program will be the keynote address by Natalie Chen (University of Warwick) and the subsequent panel discussion "Implications of Global Value Chain Disruptions for European Import- and Consumer-Prices" with representatives of Austrian companies and responsible persons of Austrian economic policies


    February 24, 2022, 09:45: Opening Remarks

Harald Badinger (Vice-Rector and Head of the Institute of International Econoimcs, WU Vienna)

    24 February 2022, 17:00: Keynote lecture 'Quality and Prices'.

Natalie Chen (Professor of International Economics, University of Warwick)

    24 February 2022, 17:45

Policy Panel: 'Implications of Global Value Chain Disruptions for European Import and Consumer Prices'.

Natalie Chen (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick)

Gabriel Felbermayr (President, WIFO; Professor of Economics, WU Vienna)

Wolfram Senger-Weiss (CEO, Gebrüder Weiss GmbH)

Cynthia Zimmermann (Director General, Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs)

Moderation: Harald Oberhofer (FIW Project Lead; Professor of Economics, WU Vienna; Senior Economist, WIFO)


    February 25, 2022, 15:00: Award Ceremony

Announcement of the winners of the FIW Best Paper Award 22 and the FIW Young Economist Award 22.

Preliminary Program

The conference will be held in English throughout.


The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for economists to present and discuss recent research results in the field of "International Economics" with both young researchers and experienced senior researchers. Papers from PhD students, young faculty members and young researchers in similar positions are particularly welcome, as FIW aims to support and encourage young economists.



Two awards will be given for the best conference papers: The "Best Conference Paper Award 22" and the "Young Economist Award 22."

The prize money for each of the awards is 1,000 euros.

The invitation for the "Young Economist Award 2022" is addressed to PhD students and young scientists in both university and non-university institutions who have not exceeded their 34th birthday at the time of submission.


The broad theme of the conference is "International Business." This includes, but is not limited to, international trade, international factor movements, economic integration, trade policy, international trade organizations, environmental effects of internaitional value chains, multinational corporations, international macroeconomics, and other related areas.


The 14th FIW Research Conference "International Economics" is jointly organized by FIW, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, IfW Kiel, Ifo Institute Munich, University of Ljubljana, Universita di Bologna, ETH Zurich and the Hungarian MTA KRTK.


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