FIW-Trade Talks "Pandemics, Climate Change and identifying Taste Shocks” (Online event) | 18.01.2022

In the fifth edition of FIW-Trade Talks Univ-Prof. Dr. Harald Oberhofer talks with Professor Hylke Vandenbussche (KU Leuven) on the topic „Pandemics, Climate Change and identifying Taste Shocks”.

Time: January 18, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Location: online event (Zoom)

Registration is closed

Language: English



FIW Trade Talks is a series of events organized by the Research Centre International Economics (FIW). International economic researchers or high-level policy makers are interviewed on current topics in international economics and economic policy.

Hylke Vandenbussche

Hylke Vandenbussche is a Professor in International Trade in the Department of Economics of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. Currently she is the head of the International Economics group. Previously, she was the holder of the Chair Jacquemin at the University of Louvain-la-neuve (UCL) in Belgium where she was affiliated to the CORE research centre.

She started her career as an assistant professor at Cambridge University in the UK and held visiting professorships at Dartmouth College in the US. She held research positions in Tilburg, Warwick and the London School of Economics (LSE) during and after her Ph.D. Her research interests lie in firm-level trade and the role of demand, input-output linkages, global value chains and its interaction with trade policy.

She is research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Midwest International Meetings and the European Trade Study Group (ETSG). She is affiliated to the research department of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) since 2010. She acted as an advisor to the EU Commission (2014-2015) and contributed to several policy reports.

Harald Oberhofer

Harald Oberhofer is a Senior Economist at WIFO, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research. He is Professor of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research interests include International Economics, empirical Industrial Organisation and Applied Econometrics. Harald Oberhofer studied at the University of Innsbruck and holds a doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Innsbruck.

Harald Oberhofer regularly serves as a consultant to international organisations such as the OECD and the World Bank, where he analyses the impact of institutional regulations on firm performance, also over the business cycle.