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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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20. FIW Workshop: "International Economics"


FIW-Workshop "International Economics"


Tuesday,June 14, 2016, 8:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m..

WU University of Economics and Business

Welthandelsplatz 1, building LC, ground floor, Festsaal 2

1020 Vienna



08.45   Welcome Coffee

09.05  Opening Remarks: Manfred Schekulin (BMWFW)

09.10   Opening Remarks: Harald Badinger (WU Vienna)


09.15   Keynote Lecture by Michael Pflüger (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)

Chair: Ingrid Kubin (WU Vienna)

“Comparative Advantage and Agglomeration of Economic Activity”

Presentation Pflüger


10.15   Eddy Bekkers (World Trade Institute, Bern)

            Chair: Ingrid Kubin (WU Vienna)

“Incorporating Modern Trade Theory into CGE Models”

Presentation Bekkers


11.00   Coffee Break


11.30   Lisandra Flach (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Chair: Harald Oberhofer (WU Vienna &WIFO)

"Quality and Gravity in International Trade"

Presentation Flach


12.15   Gaaitzen J. de Vries (University of Groningen)

Chair: Harald Oberhofer (WU Vienna &WIFO)

"The Onshore Bundling of Activities in Global Value Chains"

Presentation de Vries


13.00   End of Workshop

Workshop report (german)