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5. FIW Research Conference

5th FIW Research Conference ‘International Economics’



The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 5th Research Conference that is jointly organized with the Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg OEI and invites the submission of 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. Participants will have the opportunity to interact in a dynamic and open atmosphere and to discuss their papers/research ideas with experts in the field of ‘International Economics’.



The FIW Research Conference on International Economics took place on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at the ViennaUniversity of Economics and Business (UZA 1, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna.



The programme of the research conference can be donwloaded in pdf format: [download programme]



Presentations of the conference can be donwloaded as a zip file:

[download presentations (zip)]



Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded. There will be a ‘Best Conference Paper Award 12’and a Young Economist Award 12’. Each award is worth € 750.


Der „Best Conference Paper Award 2012“ was givven toAlejandro Cunat (University of Vienna) and Holger Breinlich (University of Mannheim) for the paper “Trade Liberalization and Heterogeneous Firm Models: An Evaluation Using the Canada - US Free Trade Agreement”


and the „Young Economist Award 2012“ was given to John Morrow (London School of Economics) and Swati Dhingra (LSE and Princeton University) for the paper “The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition “


The ‘Young Economist Award 12’ 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 the time 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 5th FIW-Research Conference is jointly organized by the FIW-Project and the Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg and held in cooperation with the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Austrian National Bank.

The FIW-project has been initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ) as part of the Federal Government´s „Inter-nationalisation Drive”. The FIW-project is a collaboration of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and the Computing Centre for Economics and Social Sciences (WSR).

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.

The conference language is English.

Travel expenses will not be refunded.