FIW-Research Conference 'International Economics' (Online) | 18.-19.02.2021

Programme Outline

Date:    February 18-19, 2021 (Thursday 10:00-19:00 CET; Friday from 9:00- 15:30 CET)

Venue: online (zoom)

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Conference Program Outline:

The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of ‘International Economics’ in Austria and its neighbouring countries 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. The dial-in links to the individual sessions can be found in the Conference Program.


· 18 February 2021, 10:00: Opening Remarks

Cynthia Zimmermann (Director General; Division III - EU and International Market Strategies; Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs)

Harald Badinger (Vice Rector and Head of the Institute for International Economics, WU Vienna)

· 18 February 2021, 17:00:

Keynote lecture ‘The Future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19’

Richard Baldwin (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

· 18 February 2021, 17:45:

Policy Panel: The Future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19’


Margarete Schramböck (Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs)

Lisandra Flach (Head of the ifo Center for International Economics, Professor of Economics, LMU Munich)

Sabine Herlitschka (Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG; Member of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development)

Richard Baldwin (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Moderation: Harald Oberhofer (FIW-Project Lead; Professor of Economics, WU Vienna; Senior Economist, WIFO)

· 19 February 2021, 15:00: Award Ceremony

Announcement of the winners of the Best Paper Award and the Young Economist Award

Organizing Institutions:

The 13th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics is jointly organized by FIW, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, IfW Kiel, the University of Ljubljana, the Universita di Bologna, University of Economics Bratislava and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA KRTK).

About FIW:

The Research Centre International Economics FIW is a project of WIFO, wiiw and WSR on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. The FIW cooperation with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Innsbruck is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

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