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Research Conference International Economics

December 14, 2007

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Nordbergstraße 15, 1090 Wien

Being a small open economy, Austria naturally has a strong interest in trade issues. As such it also hosts an internationally well integrated and growing research community, taking account of this fact with theoretical, empirical and policy oriented contributions to the field of International Economics and research on the particular position and prospects of an increasingly globalized economic environment for Austria. The newly established "Research Centre International Economics" (FIW) was launching a research conference to further enhance integration within the Austrian Research community in the field and to promote networking and potential cooperation among researchers, as well as to share experience and stimulate discussion and encourage critical comments.

 

Empirical, theoretical as well as policy-oriented contributions in the field of International Economics were presented and discussed at the Conference. The best conference distributen as well as the best contribution from a young researcher (year of birth 1976 or younger) was awarded 750 Euro each at the conference.

 

There was no registration fee to attend the conference.

 

 

Deadline for submitting a paper was November the 15th 2007.

 

Conference languages were German and English.

 

In the morning the research conference only took place in UZA 4, Konferenzraum 1 (D706). In the afternnon there were two parallel sessions in Konfernezraum 1 and in Hörsaal SB 206, Kern B, UZA 4.

 

UZA 4, Konferenzraum 1 (D706)

 

09:00 Welcoming words Fritz Breuss

 

Session 1, Chair: Robert Stehrer

 

09:15 Erich Streissler and Thomas Singer:"Towards an Empirically Founded Theory of Exchange Rates" Donwload Paper!

 

09:55 Benjamin Jung and Gabriel Felbermayr: "Sorting it out: Technical barriers to trade and industry productivity" Donwload Paper!

 

10:35 Kaffeepause

 

Session 2, Chair: Fritz Breuss

 

10:50 Harald Badinger: "Globalization, the Output-Inflation Trade off, and Inflation" link fileadmin/Documents/Veranstaltungen/Forschungskonferenz/Globalization_Inflation.pdf>Download Paper!

 

11:30 Harald Oberhofer and Michael Pfaffermayr: "FDI versus Exports: Substitutes or Complements? A Three Nations Model and Empirical Evidence" Download Paper!

 

 

12:10 Lunch

 

UZA 4, Konferenzraum 1 (D706)

 

Session 3, Chair: Julia Wörz

 

13:10 Patricia Prüfer and Gabriele Tondl: "The FDI-Growth Nexus in Latin America: The Role of Source Countries and Local Conditions"http://www.fiw.at/fileadmin/Documents/Veranstaltungen/Forschungskonferenz/pruefer_tondl_051207HP.pdf

 

13:50 Christian Bellak, Markus Leibrecht and Joze Damijan: "Infrastructure endowment and corporate income taxes as determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central- and Eastern European Countries" Download Paper!

 

14:30 Coffee break

 

Session 4, Chair: Ina Matt

 

14:45 Edith Skriner: "Forecasting Global Flows" Download Paper!

 

15:25 Martin Falk and Mariya Hake: "A Panel Data Analysis on FDI and Exports" Download Paper!

 

UZA 4, Kern B, Hörsaal SB 206

 

Session 5, Chair: Ingrid Kubin

 

13:10 Gottfried Haber and Reinhard Neck: "US and European Macroeconomic Policies after an EMU Enlargement"

 

13:50 Guido Schäfer: "An Economic Analysis of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)" Download Paper!

 

Session 6, Chair: Mario Holzner

 

14:45 Nikolaus Bayerl, Oliver Fritz and Gerhard Streicher: "Exports and Services: An Input-Output Analysis for Austria“ Download Paper!

 

15:25 Koen Smet: "Stuck in the Middle? The structure of trade between South Africa and its major trading partners" Download Paper!

 

 

UZA 4, Konferenzraum 1, (D706)

 

 

16:05 Awards Ceremony

 

Session 7, Chair : Fritz Breuss

 

16:20 Elvira Prades and Katrin Rabitsch: "Capital liberalization and the U.S. external imbalance" Download Paper!

 

17:00 Final Words Julia Wörz

 

The winner of the price for the best conference distributen Benjamin Jung (University of Tübingen) und the winner of the price for the best contribution from a young researcher Katrin Rabitsch (WU Wien) presentating.