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12th FIW Research Conference "International Economics"


for the

12th FIW-Research Conference

‘International Economics’

5-6 December 2019

Extended Submission Deadline: 10th October 2019

Keynote: Peter Egger (ETH Zürich) "The US-China Trade War"


English; German


The Research Centre International Economics - FIW announces its 12th Research Conference ‘International Economics’ and invites the submission of (full) working papers to be presented at the conference.

The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of ‘International Economics’ to present recent research.

Papers from Ph.D. students, , young faculty members and young researchers in similar positions are particularly welcome as the conference aims to support and encourage young economists by providing an opportunity to present their work to fellow junior economists as weel as experienced senior researchers.

The conference also aims at bringing together researchers and policy makers to provide a forum for a discussion on how empirical evidence can more effectively inform actual economic policy making.


The 12th FIW Research Conference on ‘International Economics’ will take place on Thursday, 5th December 2019 and Friday, 6th December 2019, at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Arsenal Objekt 20, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

5th December: Keynote Lecture by Peter Egger (ETH Zürich) "The US-China Trade War"


Paper Submission

We invite the submission of (full) working papers on all topics in the field of International Economics.

Working Papers should be sent to fiw-pb(at) until 10 October 2019. Acceptance notifications will be sent out from 15th October to 30 th October. Earlier notifcations can be requested from researchers from outside of Europe.

Sessions Submission

We invite whole sessions (three papers related to a common topic) to be submitted. Sessions from all branches in International Economics can be submitted until 5th October, 2019 to fiw-pb(at)


Two prizes for the best contributions to the Research Conference will be awarded. There will be a ‘Best Conference Paper Award 19’ and a Young Economist Award 19’. Each award is worth € 1000.

The ‘Young Economist Award 19 is intended for Ph.D. students, , young faculty members and young researchers in similar positions. To be considered for this award all authors of the paper have to be 34 or younger at the time of submission.


The broad topic of the conference is ‘International Economics’. This includes, inter alia, International Trade, International Factor Movements, Economic Integration, Trade Policy, International Trade Organizations, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Multinational Firms, Global Value Chains, International Macroeconomics and other related fields.


The 12th FIW-Research Conference is jointly organized by the FIW Project , the Leibnitz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, IfW Kiel, the University of Ljubljana, the Universita di Bologna, University of Economics Bratislava and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA KRTK).

The FIW - Research Centre International Economics ( is a cooperation between the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), the University Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Innsbruck, WIFO, wiiw and WSR. FIW is supported by BMBFW and BMDW.


Scientific Board

FIW: Harald Oberhofer, Robert Stehrer and Fritz Breuss

University of Vienna: Alejandro Cunat

IOS Regensburg: Olga Popova

IfW Kiel:  Gabriel Felbermayr

MTA KRTK: Márta Bisztray WU Vienna: Harald Badinger

University of Ljubljana: Jože P. Damijan

Universita di Bologna: Gaetano A. Minerva

University of Economics Bratislava: Mikulas Luptacik

Questions may be addressed to fiw-pb(at) or alexander.hudetz(at)

The conference programme will be published on

Selection decisions will be announced to the authors between 15th October and 30th October.

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free.

The conference language is English.

Travel expenses will not be refunded.