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11. FIW Workshop: Recent FIW-Research Reports

The recent FIW-Research Reports 2009/2010 where presented and discussed at the 11th FIW-Workshop. The studies where written out by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and FIW in November 2008 in the framework of the "Studypool I". They are published on our Website and are free for download:undefinedResearch Reports 2009/10.



When:   April 8th 2010

            9:00 - 14:15

Where:  Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (wiiw)

            Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna






9:00      Coffee


9:15      Opening Remarks by Manfred Schekulin (BMWFJ)



9:30      Session 1:Microeconomic Analysis based on Firm-level Data including Issues of Firm Location, FDI Decisions, Trade Flows and Labour Markets

Chair: Gabriele Tondl (WU)


·         Characteristics of exporting and non-exporting firms in Austria (wiiw)
Robert Stehrer, Johannes Pös
chl, Roman Stöllinger [undefineddownload presentation]



9:55      Session 2: Model Simulations for Trade Policy Analysis

Chair: Gabriele Tondl (WU)


·         The Impact of the Medium-Term Global Trends on the Austrian Economy (wiiw)
Joseph Francois, Edward Christie, Mario Holzner, Sebastian Leitner, Olga Pindyuk
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10:20    Coffee



10:40    Session 3: Migration Issues focusing on Education, Training and Competetiveness

Chair: Heinz Fassmann (Uni Wien)


·         The impact of migration on sectoral and regional productivity (wiiw)

Michael Landesmann, Robert Stehrer, Mario Liebensteiner [undefineddownload presentation] [undefineddownload presentation2]


·         How well does education travel? Education and occupation with and without
migration (ZSI)
August Gächter, Stefanie Smoliner
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·         Return Migration and its effects on skills and productivity of
migrant workers (Europäisches Zentrum)
Isilda Mara
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·         Qualifikationsstruktur und Über- und Unterqualifizierung von ZuwanderInnen in Österreich und der EU (WIFO)
Peter Huber, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Klaus Nowotny, Dieter Pennerstorfer
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12:20    Pause, Buffet



12:50    Session 4: Trade, Energy and Environment

Chair: Angela Köppl (WIFO)


·         CO2-Intensität des österreichischen Außenhandels: Die Messung von "virtuellen
Emissionen" (
Kratena, Ina Meyer [undefineddownload presentation]


·         The Carbon Content of International Trade Flows in the European and International Trade Context (Wegener Zentrum)
Karl Steininger, Birgit Bednar-Friedl
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·         China´s Foreign Oil Policy - Genesis, Deployment and Selected Effects (wiiw)
Edward Christie, Franz Wirl, Joseph Francois, Waltraut Urban
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