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A multilateral effort needs to be made to save the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Union’s Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on January 10, noting that the twenty-four-year-old intergovernmental body to regulate international trade is “under increasing pressure.”

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19.09.2018
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New FIW Policy No. 43: "Die Evolution und Bedeutung „moderner“ EU-Freihandelsabkommen"

The FIW Policy Brief No. 43 regarding 'Die Evolution und Bedeutung „moderner“ EU-Freihandelsabkommen' by Julia Grübler and Roman Stöllinger has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German language.read more

19.09.2018
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FIW Policy No. 42 "Österreich zwischen Ost und West im Kontext der österreichischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft"

The FIW Policy Brief No. 42 regarding 'Österreich zwischen Ost und West im Kontext der österreichischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft' by Julia Grübler has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German language.read more

06.08.2015
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Research Report "The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and its relevance for the Austrian Economy" published

The Research Report regarding "The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and its relevance for the Austrian Economy " by Julia Grübler, Oliver Reiter and Robert Stehrer (wiiw) has been published and is available online for free.

08.10.2018
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FIW-Note No. 26 (September 2018) published

FIW publishes biannually FIW Notes. They present an overview of the most important Austrian and international developments regarding International Economics. The 26th issue is now available for free on the FIW-Website. The FIW Notes are written in German language.

26.09.2018
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30. AW-Vorlesung "Schlüsseltechnologien der Digitalisierung und Ihre Effekte auf die Außenwirtschaft"

Am 26. September hat die 30. AW-Vorlesung zum Thema "Schlüsseltechnologien der Digitalisierung und Ihre Effekte auf die Außenwirtschaft". Dr. Bernhard Dachs (AIT) präsentierte den 41. FIW-Policy Brief und Dipl.-Ing. Roland Sommer (Plattform Industrie 4.0) ergänzte den interessanten Vortrag mit Anmerkungen aus der wirtschaftspolitischen Praxis. Beide Präsentation sind online auf der Veranstaltungsseite verfügbar.

08.06.2018
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FIW Policy No. 41 "Schlüsseltechnologien der Digitalisierung und ihre Effekte auf die Außenwirtschaft" published

The FIW Policy Brief No. 41 regarding 'Schlüsseltechnologien der Digitalisierung und ihre Effekte auf die Außenwirtschaft' by Bernhard Dachs has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German language.read more

16.07.2018
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Statistics Austria: Regional foreign trade 2017 (preliminary results): all federal states with increases in exports

In the year 2017, all nine Austrian federal states registered increases in both exports and imports, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. On the export side, the federal states Styria (+11.6%) and Vienna (+10.1%) realised the highest relative increases. In absolute terms, Upper Austria (€2.73 bn) and Styria (€2.25 bn) showed the strongest gains. On the import side, Lower Austria (+11,2% or +€2.50 bn) and Styria (+17,3% or +€2.49 bn) recorded the strongest absolute and relative increases compared to the previous year. The highest external trade values in terms of trade intensity (sum of imports and exports) were observed in Upper Austria, Vienna and Lower Austria – in the order indicated. read more

09.07.2018

Statistics Austria: January to April 2018: increase in imports (+4.2%) and exports (+5.9%)

In the period January to April 2018, total imports amounted to €50.74 bn and total exports added up to €49.39 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports increased by 4.2% and Austrian exports rose by 5.9%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.35 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of increase were 3.7% for imports and 5.3% for exports.

27.06.2018
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Reminder: FIW Workshop on International Economic Networks (W.I.E.N) on July 6&7 2018

W.I.E.N. will gather a sizable number of leading researchers in International Economics from both sides of the Atlantic. They will cover state-of-the-art research in the areas of urban and spatial economics, economic geography, migration, firm-level trade behavior, etc. The workshop's format will allow for detailed presentations and discussion about the research strategies underlying the presented papers. Date: 6th - 7th July 2018 Venue: University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, Sky Lounge We kindly ask for registration. Entrance is free.

09.03.2018

Statistics Austria: Foreign Trade January to March 2018: increase in imports (+1.9%) and exports (+4.8%)

In the period January to March 2018, total imports amounted to €38.10 bn and total exports added up to €37.24 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports increased by 1.9% and Austrian exports rose by 4.8%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €0.87 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of increase were 2.1% for imports and 5.0% for exports.