FIW Workshops

FIW-Workshop: Gravity at Sixty

  • Fr, 09. Dezember 2022 - Sa, 10. Dezember 2022
  • Arsenal 20, 1030 Vienna - WIFO
  • Präsenz-Veranstaltung (Englisch)
  • FIW-Project Office,
Dieses Gruppenfoto zeigt die Teilnehmer:innen des 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, Switzerland
FIW, Austria
LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, USA
University of Innsbruck, Department of Economics, Austria,

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”