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7. FIW- Workshop on the Topic: "Foreign Direct Investment"

Presentation of the conducted studies to the FIW Work Package "Foreign Direct Investment"

Thursday, October 16. 2008


BMWA, Stubenring 1

5. Stock, Pressezentrum

Please visit the german page in order to download the presentations sheets.


This Workshop will be held in German!

8:30 Registration and Coffee

8:45 Welcome speech (MR. Dr. Schekulin, bmwa)


Session I: Determinanten von FDI (Chair: MR Dr. Schekulin)


09.00 Sieber, S. (WIFO, FIW): "Österreichs Attraktivität für ausländische Direktinvestitionen sowie als Standort für Headquarter-Funktionen"

09:20 Hunya, G.(wiiw, FIW): "Austrian FDI by Main Countries and Industries"

09:40 Kommentar: Heinz Hollenstein (ETH Zürich) und Diskussion


10:15 Coffee Break


Session II: FDI und Handel (Chair: Stehrer, R. wiiw, FIW)


10:30 Altzinger, W.(WU Wien): "Österreichs Multinationale Unternehmen (MNUs) und deren konzernexterner und –interner Handel"

10:50 Falk, M.(WIFO, FIW)und Hake, M. (WIFO): " A Panel Data Analysis on FDI and Exports" und Falk, M.: Determinants of the Trade Balance in Industrialized Countries"

11:10 Kommentar: M. Pfaffermayr (UIB) und Diskussion


11:45 Coffee Break


Session III: Beschäftigungseffekte von FDI und Outsourcing

(Chair: Landesmann, M. wiiw, FIW)

12:00 Falk, M. und Y. Wolfmayr(WIFO, FIW): "The Impact of Outward FDI in Central and Eastern Europe on Employment in the EU-15 Countries"

12:20 Koller, W. (iwi) und R. Stehrer (wiiw,FIW): "Outsourcing and Employment: A Decomposition Approach"

12:40 Kommentar : J. Schweighofer (BMWA) und Diskussion


13:15 Cold Buffet

14:00 End of Workshop