CALL for PAPERS 13th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics’ 18-19 February 2021

The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 13th 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 13th FIW Research Conference on ‘International Economics’ will take place online on Thursday, 18th February 2021 and Friday, 19th February 2021.

Due to the current global situation regarding Covid-19 FIW has decided to organize its next annual Research Conference as an Online-Conference. We are currently working on the organizational and administrative details and will publish a preliminary programme and information regarding speaker participation and registration as soon as possible.

Paper Submission
**We invite the submission of (full) working papers on all topics in the field of International Economics.
Please submit your working papers via until 15th November 2020.

Sessions Submission
We also invite whole sessions (three papers related to a common topic) to be submitted until 15 November 2020 to

Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded - the ‘Best Conference Paper Award 21’ and the ‘Young Economist Award 21’. Each award is worth € 1000.
The ‘Young Economist Award 21’ 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 13th 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, University of Economics Bratislava, the ifo institute, ifW Kiel and the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK - Hungary).

About 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 BMBFW and BMDW.

**Scientific Board **
FIW: Harald Oberhofer, Robert Stehrer
WU Vienna: Harald Badinger
University of Vienna: Alejandro Cunat
JKU Linz: Michael Irlacher
IOS Regensburg: Olga Popova
IfW Kiel: Gabriel Felbermayr
KRTK: Márta Bisztray
University of Ljubljana: Jože P. Damijan
Universita di Bologna: Gaetano A. Minerva
University of Economics Bratislava:
Mikulas Luptacik
Ifo Institute: Lisandra Flach

Questions may be addressed to or
The conference programme will be published on /conference and .
Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.
The conference will be held in English langauge.

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