FIW Workshops

FIW-Workshop: Gravity at Sixty

  • Fri, 09. December 2022 - Sat, 10. December 2022
  • Arsenal 20, 1030 Vienna - WIFO
  • Präsenz-Event (Englisch)
  • FIW-Project Office,
This group picture shows the participants of the FIW-Workshop Gravity at Sixty.

Dates:  December 9th – December 10th, 2022

Venue: Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Arsenal Objekt 20, A-1030 Vienna

Funded by:
Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria
ETH Zürich, SwitzerlandFIW, Austria
LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, USA
University of Innsbruck, Department of Economics, Austria,

Organizers:Peter Egger, Alexander Hudetz, Harald Oberhofer, Michael Pfaffermayr, Farid Toubal, Yoto V. Yotov

Special Issue:

The European Economic Review is publishing a special issue on ‘Gravity at Sixty: Theory, Estimation, Applications, and Policy Implication’All information and details how to submit can be found at:

The call is open to all interested authors and not restricted to participants of the “Gravity at Sixty” Workshop in Vienna. Submission window: 1st December 2022 – 3rd January 2023


December 9th, 2022

Session I: 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Mario Larch: Estimating the Effects of Trade Agreements: Lessons From 60 Years of Methods and Data
Tom Zylkin: The Effects of Free Trade Agreements on Product-level Trade
Feodora Teti: The Trade Creating Effects of NTBs: Heterogeneities and Complementarities

Break: 3:00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Session II: 3.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Amrei Stammann: Latent Structures in Cross-Section Gravity Models
Michael Pfaffermayr: Bonus-Vetus-OLS for Gravity Models and Its Approximation Error
Scott Baier: Gravity with trade shocks

Break: 5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Keynote lecture I: 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

James Anderson: Back to the Future: Gravity at Sixty


December 10th, 2022

Session III: 9.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.

Peter Egger:  Decomposing China’s Bilateral Export Growth: A Firm-transaction Structural Gravity Approach
Inga Heiland: Frictions to intranational investment

Break: 10:20 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.

Session IV: 10.50 a.m. – 12.50 a.m.

Joschka Wanner: The Consequences of Unilateral Withdrawals from the Paris Agreement
Jeffrey Bergstrand: Increasing Marginal Costs, Firm Heterogeneity, and the Gains from “Deep”International Trade Agreements
Lisandra Flach: Quantifying the Effect of NTBs on trade flows: Evidence from Brexit

Lunch: 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Keynote lecture II: 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Arnaud Costinot: “Putting Quantitative Models to the Test: Evidence from the Trump Tariffs”