16th FIW Research Conference

Globalisation in Turbulent Times
From 22 to 23 February 2024, the Research Centre International Economics  (FIW) is organising the 16th FIW Research Conference. Highlights include a keynote speech by Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a panel discussion on "BRICS+ – Tectonic Shifts in the International Economic Order".

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

During the conference, around 50 current, as yet unpublished research papers will be presented in parallel sessions on a topic from various areas of the field of "International Economics". Participation in the FIW Research Conference is free of charge. The conference language is English.
Date: 22 and 23 February 2024 (Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CET, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CET)

Venue: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

Please register by 20 February 2024: https://www.fiw.ac.at/?post_type=signupforms&p=5445

Programme: https://www.fiw.ac.at/event/16-fiw-forschungskonferenz-international-economics/


22 February 2024, 4:30 p.m.:

Policy Panel: BRICS+ – Tectonic shifts in the international economic order

Michael Reiterer
, Distinguished Professor, Brussels School of Governance – Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy; Ambassador of the European Union (Republic of Korea, Switzerland and Liechtenstein), ret.
Melanie Müller, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) (tbc)
Christian Kesberg, Geopolitical Risk Management Project Lead, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA (tbc)
Manfred Schekulin, Director for Trade and Competition Policy Analyses and Strategies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
Moderation: Mario Holzner (wiiw)

23 February 2024, 10:00 a.m.:

Keynote-Lecture "Globalisation in Turbulent Times"
Beata Javorcik
(Chefökonomin, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD, London)

She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College (Oxford) and the Director of the International Trade Programme at the CEPR in London. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at ifo Institute, University of Munich, as well as of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI in Prague. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.

23 February 2024, 3:30 p.m.:

Award Ceremony

At the end of the conference, two prizes will be awarded for the best contributions to the research conference – the "Best Conference Paper Award 2024" and the "Young Economist Award 2024". Each prize is endowed with 1.000 €.

Organising institutions:

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, the University of Innsbruck, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), and the Vienna Institute wiiw. FIW is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW).