13th FIW Research Conference


The Future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19

From 18 till 19 February 2021 the Research Centre "International Economics" (FIW) hosts the 13th FIW Research Conference. Among the highlights will be a keynote by Richard Baldwin and a panel discussion with Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck (Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs), Lisandra Flach (ifo) and Sabine Herlitschka (Infineon).

The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of "International Economics" in Austria and its neighbouring countries to present recent research as well as to discuss current policy.

Recent working papers from both young researchers – i.e. Ph.D. students, post-graduate students, young faculty members etc. – and established senior researchers will be presented during parallel sessions focusing on one topic of "International Economics".

Attendance of the FIW Research Conference is free. The conference language is English.

Date: 18 and 19 February 2021 (Thursday 10:00 to 19:00 CET, Friday 9:00 to 15:45 CET)

Venue: online (zoom)

Registration: https://fiw.ac.at/index.php?id=1298

Programme: Download



18 February 2021, 10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks
Cynthia Zimmermann (Director General, Division III – EU and International Market Strategies; Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs)

18 February 2021, 17:00 p.m:
Keynote lecture "The future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19"
Richard Baldwin
(Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

18 February 2021, 17:45 p.m.:
Policy Panel: "The future of European Trade Relations after COVID-19"


Margarete Schramböck (Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs)
Lisandra Flach (Head of the ifo Center for International Economics, Professor of Economics, LMU Munich)
Sabine Herlitschka (Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG; member of theAustrian Council for Research and Technology Development)
Richard Baldwin (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Moderation: Harald Oberhofer (FIW-Project Lead; Professor of Economics, WU Vienna; Senior Economist, WIFO)

19 February 2021, 15:30 p.m.: Award Ceremony

Announcement of the winners of the Best Paper Award and the Young Economist Award

Organizing Institutions:

The 13th FIW-Research Conference "International Economics is jointly organized by FIW, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg, the University of Ljubljana, the Universita di Bologna, University of Economics Bratislava, the ifo institute, ifW Kiel and Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK).

About FIW:

The FIW – Research Centre International Economics (https://www.fiw.ac.at/) 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 the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW).

Please contact

Alexander Hudetz

Research groups: Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition
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