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 26th issue is now available for free on the FIW-Website. The FIW Notes are written in German language.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIW Policy No. 40 "Input-Output-Verflechtungen der Sachgüternachfrage und von Ausgaben für Forschung und Entwicklung" published
The FIW Policy Brief No. 40 regarding ""Input-Output-Verflechtungen der Sachgüternachfrage und von Ausgaben für F&E"" by Oliver Fritz, Gerhard Streicher and Fabian Unterlass has been published and is available online for free. The Policy Brief is available in German language.
FIW in cooperation with the wiiw and the University Vienna would like to invite you to the 24th FIW Workshop on International Economic Networks, taking place on the July 6th and 7th 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.
Title: Domestic Barriers to Internal and International Trade: New Evidence for Brazil, 1920-1940 Speaker: Michael Huberman, Université de Montréal, Canada 30 May 2018, 3:00 p.m. Venue:wiiw, Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna We kindly ask you to register for the event. Participation is free of charge.