Veranstaltungen, Konferenz

14th FIW-Research Conference 'International Economics' (Online) | 24.-25.02.2022

Program Outline

Date:  February 24-25, 2022 (Thursday 9:45-18:45 CET; Friday from 9:00- 15:15 CET)
Venue: online (zoom)

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The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of ‘International Economics’ to present recent research as well as to discuss current policy. Recent working papers from both young researchers – i.e. Ph.D. students, post-graduate students, young faculty members etc. – and established senior researchers will be presented during parallel sessions focusing on one topic of ‘International Economics’.

Attendance of the FIW-Research Conference is free. The conference language is English.


· February 24, 2022, 9:45 – 10:00
Opening Remarks
Margarete Schramböck (Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs)  Video message
Harald Badinger (Vice Rector and Head of the Institute for International Economics, WU Vienna)

· February 24, 2022, 17:00 – 17:45
Keynote lecture: ‘Quality and Prices’
Natalie Chen (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick)

· February 24, 2022, 17:45 -18:45
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)
Manfred Schekulin (Director, Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs)
Moderation: Harald Oberhofer (FIW-Project Lead; Professor of Economics, WU Vienna; Senior Economist, WIFO)

The recording of the keynote-lecture and the policy panel is  now availabe:

· February 25, 2022,15:00 Award Ceremony
Announcement of the winners of the Best Paper Award and the Young Economist Award

Organizing Institutions:
The 14th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics is jointly organized by FIW, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, the University of Ljubljana, the Universita di Bologna, ETH Zürich the ifo institute, ifW Kiel and Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK).

About the FIW:
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 and the University of Innsbruck, WIFO, wiiw and WSR. FIW is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW).

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