FIW Workshops

33. FIW Workshop: Regional Economics

  • Mon, 12. December 2022 - Tue, 13. December 2022
  • Welthandelsplatz 1 - Vienna University of Economics and Business 1020 Vienna
  • Präsenz-Event (Englisch)
  • FIW-Project Office,

Funded by:

FIW – Research Centre International Economics, Austria


Organized by:

Peter Egger (ETH Zürich)

Alexander Hudetz (WIFO)

Harald Oberhofer (WU Vienna, WIFO)


We kindly ask for registration until December 6th,  2022


11:00 - 12:30
Session I

Opening Remarks: 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)

Diskutant:in: Peter Egger
Diskutant:in: Valeria Merlo (University Tübingen)
Diskutant:in: Katharina Erhardt (hhu Düsseldorf)
12:30 - 13:45
Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:15
Session II

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)

Diskutant:in: Harald Oberhofer
Diskutant:in: Julia Bachtrögler-Unger (WIFO)
Diskutant:in: Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham)
15:15 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45
Keynote lecture I

Treb Allen (Darthmouth College)

The Topography of Nations


Diskutant:in: Treb Allen (Darthmouth College)

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote lecture II

Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)

Clean Growth

Diskutant:in: Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Session III

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)

Diskutant:in: Peter Egger
Diskutant:in: Pamina Koenig (Université of Rouen-Normandie, Paris School of Economics)
Diskutant:in: Claudia Steinwender (LMU Munich)
12:30 - 14:00
Session IV

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

Diskutant:in: Sun Kyoung Lee (University of Michigan)
Diskutant:in: Peter Egger (ETH Zürich)