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Call for Papers: FIW-Research Conference 2024

16th FIW-Research Conference

‘International Economics’

Vienna, 22nd-23rd February 2024

Deadline: 6th October 2023


The Research Centre International Economics – FIW announces its 16 th 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 discussion on how empirical evidence can more effectively inform actual economic policy making.


The 16 th FIW Research Conference on ‘International Economics’ will take place on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 and Friday, 23rd February 2024 at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna.


We invite the submission of (full) working papers on all topics in the field of International Economics.

Please submit your working papers via
until 6th October 2023.

Selection decisions will be communicated in December 2023.


Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded – the‘Best Conference Paper Award 24’ and the ‘Young Economist Award 24’. Each award is worth € 1000.
The ‘Young Economist Award 24’ 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, Effects of international economic activities on Climate Change, Trade Policy, International Trade Organizations, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Multinational Firms, Global Value Chains, International Macroeconomics and other related fields.


The 16th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics is organized by FIW with support from the Program Committee and the Austrian Federal Ministries for Education Science and Research (BMBFW) and Labour and Economy (BMAW).


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 grateful for financial support by the Austrian Federal Ministries for Education, Research and Science (BMBFW) and Labour and Economy (BMAW).

Program Committee

Harald Oberhofer (FIW, WU Vienna, WIFO)
Julia Bachtrögler-Unger (WIFO)
Marta Bisztray (KTRK, Budapest)
Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma (WU Vienna)
Alejandro Cunat (University of Vienna)
Peter Egger (ETH Zürich)
Katharina Erhardt (HHU Düsseldorf, DICE)
Harald Fadinger (University of Mannheim)
Gabriel Felbermayr (WIFO, WU Vienna)
Lisandra Flach (LMU Munich)
Michael Irlacher (JKU Linz)
Inga Heiland (University of Oslo)
Mario Holzner (wiiw)
Mario Larch (University of Bayreuth)
Dalia Marin (TU Munich)
Karin Mayr-Dorn (JKU Linz)
Birgit Meyer (WIFO)
Katrin Rabitsch (WU Vienna)
Michael Pfaffermayr (University of Innsbruck)
Robert Stehrer (wiiw)
Roman Stöllinger (TU Delft)
Joschka Wanner (University of Würzburg)
Yvonne Wolfmayr (WIFO)

The conference programme will be published on and
Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free of charge.
The conference language is English. Travel expenses will not be refunded.

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Call for Proposals: Evaluation of the FIW-project

The Department V/7 “Trade and Competition Policy Analysis and Strategies” of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy invites to submit proposals for a study:

Topic of the study: Evaluation of the FIW-project

Deadline for submissions: August 20, 2023


Enclosure 1: Terms of Reference – Study Evaluation of the FIW project

Enclosure 2: General Terms and Conditions for contracts of the BMAW

For questions regarding the content of this study announcement, please contact the BMAW directly at the contact address provided.

Sponsorship for Women in Economic Research

FIW Award for PhD theses in the field of International Economics

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023

Within the framework of the Research Centre International Economics” the “FIW Award” is offered to promote excellent young female researchers in the field of International Economics

The award is intended for qualified female researchers up to the age of 35 who have written a PhD thesis at an Austrian university in the field of international economics or Austrian citizens who have written their thesis at a university abroad.

The “FIW Award” aims to make outstanding research work by women visible and to award prizes. The goal is to motivate women to pursue an academic career.tiviert werden, eine wissenschaftliche Karriere einzuschlagen.

The total amount of the award is € 5,000.00 and can be divided among several young women scientists. The actual distribution of the prize money depends on the quality and number of submissions. 

Funding is available for theoretical, empirical and economic policy theses on the following topics:

Foreign trade, direct investment, development economics, European integration, geoeconomics, globalisation, international financial markets, international trade and financial institutions, international macroeconomics, international economic development, international trade, international competition, multinational enterprises, environmental impacts of international economic activities, economic effects of migration, exchange rate regimes or similar topics.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate submissions:

Please send submissions to:

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023

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CfP: Sixth Workshop on International Economic Networks W.I.E.N.

Organizers: Pol Antràs (Harvard), Alejandro Cuñat (University of Vienna), and Kalina Manova (UCL)

Keynote Speakers: Swati Dhingra (LSE) and Marc J. Melitz (Harvard)

Following upon the first five editions of WIEN, the University of Vienna will again host a two-day meeting that will draw together researchers interested in international economics, global value chains and economic geography.

The workshop will take place in the beautiful Sky-lounge of the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, overlooking the city center.

To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be submitted in PDF format to by Friday, March 10th 2023. Authors chosen to present papers at the conference will be notified in late March.

The organizers are particularly keen on receiving submissions from young scholars, including Ph.D. students and researchers who have just completed their Ph.D‘s. With that in mind, we would appreciate it if you could circulate this Call for Papers among your junior colleagues, former students and current Ph.D. students. As in past editions, we will actively seek diversity in the set of selected speakers.

Participants will be provided with accommodation in central Vienna, and airfares for speakers will also be reimbursed subject to certain budget guidelines. The conference is generously supported by the Heinrich Graph Hardegg’sche Stiftung, FIW, University of Vienna, VGSE, wiiw, and the European Research Council under the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (grant agreement 724880).

Sponsorship Award for Women in Economic Research: FIW Award for master thesis in the field of international economics presented

As a highlight of the FIW workshop “Women in International Economics”, Secretary General Eval Landrichtinger (BMAW) and FIW Project Manager Univ.-Prof. Harald Oberhofer presented the FIW Award for Master Theses in International Economics to the two winners Nicole Sattler and Johanna Treiber.

Within the framework of the “Research Centre International Economics”, the “FIW Award for Women in Economic Research” is announced annually as a promotion for excellent young female scientists in the research area of International Economics.

This year’s prize was aimed at qualified female scientists who have written a diploma or master thesis at an Austrian university in the field of “International Economics” or Austrian citizens who have written their master thesis at a university abroad

The total amount of the sponsorship award is € 5,000; this year, the two winners will each receive € 2,500.

The winners are:

Nicole Sattler (BMF) for her master-thesis “The impact of the AfCFTA on the EU-Africa trade relation”

Johanna Treiber (Deutsche Bundesbank) for her master thesis “Labor Laws and FDI Productivity Spillovers – Analysis of the Labor Mobility Channel”.

Harald Oberhofer, Johanna Treiber, Nicole Sattler, Eva Landrichtinger (from left to right) © Dolenc/BMAW

It is important to study how other countries trade policies affects us. We often are only concerned with our trade policies. What others do matters! This is what we know from trade theory. Economic relationships with African economies will be crucial for tackling main challenges like climate change. Need for raw materials such a rare earths for green technologies. Technology transfer from EU to Africa crucial for development of global CO2-emmission.This is an excellent Master thesis, very well conducted and timely.

Harald Oberhofer on the justification of the FIW Award 2022 to Nicole Sattler.

This thesis applies state of the art econometric methods for studying an important question in the International Economics, namely on potentially positive effects of FDI for the host countries.The findings are relevant for understanding potential heterogeneity in positive FDI spillover effects for productivity also contributing to the policy debate on the role of host market institutions for the effects of FDI.This is important to our understanding of potential effects of technology transfer that might become relevant with respect to green technologies.

Harald Oberhofer on the justification of the FIW Award 2022 to Johanna Treiber.