2nd Call for Papers | 14th FIW-Research Conference 'International Economics' 24-25 February 2022 | Submission deadline: 19 November 2021

2nd Call of Papers for the
14th FIW-Research Conference 'International Economics'
24-25 February 2022

Submission deadline: 19 November 2021

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The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 14th Research Conference ‘International Economics’ and invites the submission of (full) working 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’ to present recent research.

Papers from Ph.D. 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 to fellow junior economists as well as experienced senior researchers.

The conference also aims at bringing together researchers and policy makers to provide a forum for a discussion on how empirical evidence can more effectively inform actual economic policy making.


The 14th FIW Research Conference on ‘International Economics’ will take place online on Thursday, 24th February 2022 and Friday, 25th February 2022 at the Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria.

FIW conferences have always been about informal, as well as formal, interactions amongst participants. It was unfortunate that we had to host the conference in 2021 as an online event due to the pandemic. Given the current situation in Austria, we expect that the 14th FIW-Conference will run face-to-face in Vienna. If necessary, the FIW-team will try its best to make online-participation (i.e., present papers and attend selected sessions) possible. Guidelines on required safety-measures for participants will be communicated as soon as possible.


We invite the submission of (full) working papers on all topics in the field of International Economics.

Please submit your working papers via https://conference2022.fiw.ac.at/ until 19th November 2021.

Updates of papers submitted until the deadline of the first call for papers will be accepted and taken into account for the selection decisions.


Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded - the ‘Best Conference Paper Award 22’ and the Young Economist Award 22’. Each award is worth € 1000.

The ‘Young Economist Award 22 is intended for Ph.D. 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, International Trade, International Factor Movements, Economic Integration, Trade Policy, International Trade Organizations, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Multinational Firms, Global Value Chains, International Macroeconomics and other related fields.


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 Zurich, the ifo institute, ifW Kiel and Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK).

About FIW

The FIW - Research Centre International Economics (https://www.fiw.ac.at/) 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 BMBFW and BMDW.

Scientific Board

FIW: Harald Oberhofer, Robert Stehrer
JKU Linz: Michael Irlacher
University Innsbruck: Michael Pfaffermayr
University of Vienna: Alejandro Cunat
ETH Zürich: Peter Egger
IOS Regensburg: Richard Frensch
WU Vienna: Harald Badinger
Ifo Institute: Lisandra Flach
IfW Kiel: Julian Hinz
KRTK: Márta Bisztray
Universita di Bologna: Gaetano A. Minerva
University of Ljubljana: Jože P. Damijan

Questions may be addressed to fiw-pb@fiw.ac.at or alexander.hudetz@wifo.ac.at.

The conference programme will be published on https://blog.fiw.ac.at/conference and https://conference2022.fiw.ac.at/

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.

The conference language is English.

FIW is supported by the Federal Ministries BMBWK and BMDW.