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Proposals to modernise the WTO




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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FIW Policy No. 44 'Die Bedeutung ausländischer multinationaler Unternehmen für Forschung, Entwicklung und Innovation in Österreich" published

The FIW Policy Brief No. 41 regarding 'Die Bedeutung ausländischer multinationaler Unternehmen für Forschung, Entwicklung und Innovation in Österreich"' by Bernhard Dachs (AIT)has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German more


Invitation AW-Curriculum 2020

The two-year foreign trade curriculum is based on the seminar series "Current Economic Issues in the Context of International Economics and European Integration", which has been conducted since 2015 by the Federal Ministry for Digitization and Economic Location (BMDW) together with the Competence Center for Research on International Economics (FIW) and the Federal Academy of Administration (VAB), and extends this series: Eleven seminars will take place within two years. Participants receive a confirmation of participation from the FIW after registering for the AW curriculum (also possible subsequently) and attending five basic seminars and at least three elective seminars. The seminar programme for the year 2020 has just been published. The FIW is looking forward to welcoming you at our events in the coming more


12th FIW Forschungskonferenz 'International Econmics

We cordially invite you to the 12th FIW Research Conference. The conference can be attended free of charge, please register. Conference language is English. On Thursday and Friday at the 12th FIW Research Conference "International Economics" in Vienna, leading international foreign trade experts will discuss the consequences of the trade war for the development of the world economy: 5 December 2019, 17:00: Keynote lecture Peter Egger (ETH Zurich): The US-China Trade War 5December, 2019, 17:45: Policy Panel: "Trade Wars and the global Economy." Participants: Chair: Harald Badinger (Vienna University for Economs and Business) Danai Budas (Federation of Austrian Industries) Peter Egger (ETH Zurich) Marc Fähndrich (Representation of the European Commission in Austria) Manfred Schekulin (Federal Ministry of Economic and Digital Affairs)


Call for applications: Prae Doc "International Economics" at WIFO

The Competence Centre “Research Centre International Economics” (FIW – Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft) is inviting applications for a Prae Doc position in the field of International Economics at the Austrian Institute of Economics. Deadline: 11 October 2019read more


Call for Papers for the 12th FIW Research Conference 'International Economics'

The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 12th Research Conference ‘International Economics on December 5-6, 2019 and invites the submission of (full) working papers to be presented at the conference. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions in the fields of ‘International Economics’ (JEL Codes F and or O) are welcome. Submission Deadline: 15 September 2019 Venue: Austrian Institute of Economic, (WIFO), Arsenal Object 20, 1030 Vienna Contact: FIW Project Office ( Keynote Lecture: Peter Egger (ETH Zürich) "The US-China Trade War"


Call for applications: prae DOC @WU Vienna

The Vienna University of Economics and Business calls for apllications for a PhD position at the Institute for International Economics for 5 years. Funded by FIW. Universitätsassisent/in prae doc Teilzeit, 30 Stunden/Woche Ihr Aufgabenbereich Selbständige Forschung im Themenbereich "International Economics" mit inhaltlicher und methodischer Einbettung in die jeweiligen Forschungsschwerpunkte des Departments Mitarbeit am Kooperationsprojekt "Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft" (FIW) Teilnahme am PhD-Studium, Verfassen einer Dissertation Administrative Tätigkeiten und Mitwirkung an Lehre


FIW Workshop on International Economic Networks

FIW in cooperation withd the University Vienna, the wiiw, the Vienna Graduate School of Economics and Heinrich Graf Hardegg'sche Stiftung would like to invite you to the 26th FIW Workshop on International Economic Networks, taking place on the June 27th and 28th at the Sky lounge, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Oskar Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Vienna We kindly ask for registration. Entrance is free.


Research Report "Das Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen mit Japan und seine Bedeutung für die österreichische Wirtschaft" published

The Research Report regarding "Das Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen mit Japan und seine Bedeutung für die österreichische Wirtschaft" by Harald Oberhofer (WIFO and WU Vienna) and Gerhard Streicher (WIFO) has been published and is available online for free. 25 years after Austria's membership referendum, this study quantifies the trade and welfare effects induced by Austrians EU membership. In a first step and by making use of a gravity model, the study calculates the trade effects of Austria’s EU membership. Accordingly, in the long-run Austria trades about 46% more goods with the other EU member states.


Einladung zum Seminar "Open Markets matter" im Rahmen des AW-Curriculums 2019/20

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,Die Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes, das Kompetenzzentrum Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft (FIW) und das Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort laden Sie und Ihre interessierten Kolleginnen und Kollegen herzlich zur Teilnahme am   Außenwirtschafts-Curriculum 2019/2020 ein. Nächster Termin: B1 (2019): Open Markets Matter Vortragender: Dr. Manfred SCHEKULIN (BMDW) Termin: 13. 5. 2019 Anmeldelink: Nähre Informationen zu den Themen des Seminars finden Sie auf der more


FIW-Note No. 27 (March 2019) published

FIW publishes biannually FIW Notes. They present an overview of the most important Austrian and international developments regarding International Economics. The 27th issue is now available for free on the FIW-Website. The FIW Notes are written in German language.