Research/Forschung, Veranstaltungen

Invitation: FIW-Workshop Regional Economics

Time:              December 12h - December 13th, 2022


Vienna University of Economics and Business
LC (Library Center) - gallery (LC 0.004)
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna

Funded by:

FIW – Research Centre International Economics, Austria

Organized by:

Peter Egger (ETH Zürich)

Alexander Hudetz (WIFO)

Harald Oberhofer (WU Vienna, WIFO)

Contact: FIW-Project Office (fiw-pb(at)

We kindly ask for registration until December 6th,  2022


Day 1: December 12th, 2022

Opening Remarks: 10:45 a.m.

Session I: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.– Chair: Peter Egger

Valeria Merlo (University Tübingen)

Identifying tax-response functions from local fiscal policy programs
(with Andreas Schanbacher, Georg Thunecke und Georg Wamser)

Katharina Erhardt (hhu Düsseldorf)

Winners and losers of the 2015 Swiss exchange rate shock: Unveiling heterogeneous worker responses (with Patrick Ani, Peter Egger, Matthias Gubler, Philip Sauré)

Lunch Break: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Session II: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.– Chair: Harald Oberhofer

Julia Bachtrögler-Unger (WIFO)

Euroscepticism and EU Cohesion Policy: The impact of micro-level policy effectiveness on voting behaviour (with Harald Oberhofer)

Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham

Pork, Infrastructure and Growth: Evidence from the Italian Railway Expansion
(with Roberto Bonfatti, Alexander Tarasov, Gian Luca Tedeschi, Cecilia Testa)

Coffee Break: 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Keynote lecture I: 3:44 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Treb Allen (Darthmouth College)

The Topography of Nations


Day 2: December 13th, 2022

Keynote lecture II: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)

Clean Growth

Coffee Break: 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Session III: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Chair: Peter Egger

Pamina Koenig (Université of Rouen-Normandie, Paris School of Economics)

Sold to China: the impact of port ownership on container traffic
(with Claude Duvallet, Yoann Pigné, Sandra Poncet, Mathieu Sanch Maritan)

Claudia Steinwender (LMU Munich)

All aboard: The effects of port development
(with César Ducruet, Réka Juhász, Dávid Kriztián Nagy)

Break: 12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session IV: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sun Kyoung Lee (University of Michigan)

European Immigrants and the United States’s Rise to the Technological Frontier
(with Costas Arkolakis, Michael Peters)

Peter Egger (ETH Zürich)

China’s Dazzling Transport-infrastructure Growth: Measurement and Effects

(with Gabriel Loumeau & Nicole Loumeau)

End of Workshop

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