2. CALL for PAPERS 13th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics’ 18-19 February 2021 Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020


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

Due to the current global situation regarding Covid-19 FIW has decided to organize its next annual Research Conference as an Online-Conference. The conference will be streamed with the zoom-platform, all relevant information for both participants and guest-viewers will be published in Jannuary 2021 at  https://blog.fiw.ac.at/conference.

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 https://conference2021.fiw.ac.at/ until 30th November 2020.

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

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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 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

University of Vienna: Alejandro Cunat

JKU Linz: Michael Irlacher

IOS Regensburg: Olga Popova

IfW Kiel:  Gabriel Felbermayr

KRTK: Márta Bisztray
WU Vienna: Harald Badinger

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 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://conference2021.fiw.ac.at/  .

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.

The conference language is English.

FIW is supported by the federal ministries BBWF and BMDW