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31. FIW-Workshop 'Firms and Workers in the Global Economy'31st FIW-Workshop 'Firms and Workers in the Global Economy'
7.2.2023 : 18:40 : +0100

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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31st FIW Workshop: Firms and Workers in the Global Economy

FIW-Workshop 'Firms and Workers in the Global Economy'

We kindly ask for registration

Venue: JKU Linz; Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040 Linz


September 22, 2022

10:45   Opening Remarks
            Harald Oberhofer (Wifo, WU); Michael Irlacher (JKU)

11:00 Session I – Chair: Michael Irlacher

  • 11:00-11:45: Inga Heiland (U Kiel / IfW Kiel)
    Trade from Space: Shipping Networks and the Global Implications of Local Shocks
  • 11:45-12:30: Lei Li (U Mannheim)
    Skill-Biased Imports, Human Capital Accumulation, and the Allocation of Talent

12:30   Lunch – das KUYO

13:45   Session II – Chair: Harald Oberhofer

  • 13:45-14:30: Michael Koch (U Aarhus)
    Multiproduct Mergers and the Product Mix in Domestic and Foreign Markets
  • 14:30-15:15: Mathieu Parenti (ULB)
    Profit Shifting Frictions and the Geography of Multinational Production

15:15   Coffee

15:45   Session III – Chair: Harald Oberhofer

  • 15:45-16:30: Katharina Erhardt (HHU Düsseldorf / DICE)
    Winners and Losers of the 2015 Swiss Exchange Rate Shock: Unveiling Heterogeneous Worker Responses
  • 16:30-17:15: Wolfgang Dauth (IAB / U Bamberg)
    Transforming Institutions: Labor Reallocation and Wage Growth in a Reunified Germany

19:00   Dinner – Restaurant Fischerhäusl


September 23, 2022

09:00   Session IV – Chair: Karin Mayr-Dorn

  • 09:00-09:45: Birgit Meyer (Wifo)
    Innovation, Upgrading and the Depth of Internationalization
  • 09:45-10:30: Lisandra Flach (ifo)
    Robotizing to Compete: Evidence from the Eastern European Enlargement

10:30   Coffee

11:00   Session V – Chair: Michael Irlacher

  • 11:00-11:45: Frank Pisch (TU Darmstadt)
    Managing Export Complexity: The Role of Service Outsourcing
  • 11:45-12:30: Johannes Boehm (Sciences Po)
    Growth and the Fragmentation of Production

12:30   Lunch – Teichwerk