FIW Konferenzen

16th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics’

  • Thu, 22. February 2024 - Fri, 23. February 2024
  • Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria - Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Präsenz-Event (Englisch)
  • FIW-Project Office,
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16th FIW-Research Conference ‘International Economics’

The Research Centre International Economics (FIW) cordially invites to its annual Research 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 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.


We kindly ask for Registration until February 20:
There is no conference fee, however FIW does not cover travel or accodomation costs. For any questions please contact the FIW-Project Office:

Date & Venue

The 16th 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, Austria.

Policy Panel

‘BRICS+ – Tectonic shifts in the international economic order’

Date & Location: February 22, 2024, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Executive Academy, Foyer

  • Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, Brussels School of Governance – Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy; Ambassador of the European Union (Republic of Korea; Switzerland & Liechtenstein) ret.
  • Giorgia Giovannetti, Vice President for International Relations, University of Florence
  • Christian Kesberg, Geopolitical Risk Management Project Lead, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA
  • Manfred Schekulin, Director for Trade and Competition Policy Analyses and Strategies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
  • Moderation: Mahdi Ghodsi, Senior Economist, wiiw

Keynote Lecture

Globalisation in Turbulent Times

Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Chief-Economist; University of Oxford)

Date & Location: February 23, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Executive Academy, Foyer

Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and the Director of the International Trade Programme at the CEPR in London. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at ifo Institute, University of Munich, as well as of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI in Prague. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.


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).

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.

About FIW

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, the University of Innsbruck, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), and the Vienna Institute wiiw. FIW is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministries BMBFW and 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)