Brexit: Deal or No-Deal
The policy brief discusses the potential trade and welfare effects of Britain's disorderly exit from the EU through a recent study limited to trade in goods. The results show that a hard Brexit would have significantly worese effects on Britain than on the EU. Still, , a contractless Brexit would also be associated with negative welfare effects forthe remaining 27 EU member states.
The Research Centre International Economics FIW is a project of WIFO, wiiw and WSR on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. The FIW cooperation with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Innsbruck is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
FIW publishes biannually FIW Notes. They present an overview of the most important Austrian and international developments regarding International Economics. The 24th issue is now available for free on the FIW-Website.
Präsentationen zur 26. AW-Vorlesung "Die Relevanz von nicht-tarifären Maßnahmen für den Außenhandel"
Heute, am 21.9. 2017 hat die 26. AW-Vorlesung "Die Relevanz von nicht-tarifären Maßnahmen für den Außenhandel" im Pressezentrum des BMWFW stattgefunden. Die Präsentationen von Julia Grübler, MSc (wiiw) und Mag. Dr. Claudia Dorninger (WKO) sind nun zum Download verfügbar.
The FIW Policy Brief No. 36 regarding the Importance of non-tariff-measures for Austrian foreign trade by Julia Grübler and Robert Stehrer (wiiw) has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German language.
In the period January to May 2017, total imports amounted to €61.07 bn and total exports amounted to €59.17 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year Austrian imports increased by 9.8% while Austrian exports rose by 9.6%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.90 bn. The working-day adjusted rates of increase were 8.3% for imports and 8.2% for exports.
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, wir freuen uns, Ihnen die Rubrik der FIW-Statistiken im runderneuerten, interaktiven Design präsentieren zu können. Die neu gestalteten Statistiken zur Außenwirtschaft bieten einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Kennzahlen und Indikatoren zur Entwicklung des österreichischen Außenhandels, übersichtlich und in grafischer Form dargestellt. Die neu gruppierten Diagramme informieren über alle in der Vorgängerversion enthaltenen Indikatoren. Durch die modernisierte Darstellungsweise und personalisierbare Auswahlmöglichkeiten vermitteln die neuen Diagramme einen noch besseren Überblick über die Außenhandelsstruktur Österreichs und die Bedeutung verschiedener Handelspartner. Wie bisher können alle zugrunde liegenden Datenreihen als Excel-Files abgerufen werden.
Statistics Austria: Regional foreign trade 2016: Tyrol and Salzburg with highest relative increases in exports
According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria for the year 2016, the federal states Tyrol (+7.7%) and Salzburg (+1.9%) registered the highest relative increases in exports. In absolute terms Tyrol (€0.88 bn) showed the strongest development, followed by Upper Austria (€0.42 bn). Five out of nine federal states could increase their export values compared to 2015. The strongest decreases were observed in Vienna (-4.6%, €-0.87 bn) and Burgenland (-4.3%, €-0.09 bn). On the import side, only Burgenland (-7.3%, €-0.19 bn) and Lower Austria (-3.5%, €-0.81 bn) registered a decline, whereas the imports of the remaining seven federal states increased. In relative terms, the most dynamic developments were recorded for Salzburg (+8.7%), Tyrol (+6.3%) and Styria (+3.1%). In absolute numbers, also Salzburg (€1.04 bn) and Tyrol (€0.67 bn) showed the strongest growth in imports. 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.
In the period January to April 2017, total imports amounted to €48.48 bn and total exports amounted to €46.76 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the previous period (January to April 2016), Austrian imports increased by 8.0% while Austrian exports rose by 7.4%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.72 bn. The working-day adjusted rates of increase were 8.0% for imports and 7.6% for exports.
The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 10th Research Conference ‘International Economics on November 9-10, 2017 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: 17 August, 2017 Venue: Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU) Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria Contact: FIW Project Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) Keynote Lecture: Dennis Novy (Warwick)
In the period January to March 2017, total imports amounted to €36.94 bn and total exports amounted to €35.54 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the previous period (January to March 2016), Austrian imports increased by 9.4% while Austrian exports rose by 10.3%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.40 bn. The working-day adjusted rates of increase were 7.2% for imports and 8.2% for exports.
The FIW Policy Brief No. 34 regarding "Die digitale Evolution" by Wolfgang Schwarzbauer has been published and is available online for free.