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Workshops, conferences and other events, WIFO, A-1030 Vienna – Austria, 9.-13.9.2019,
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Online since: 25.02.2019 0:00
The course focuses on a typical single-region applied general equilibrium model: the ORANI-G model of the Australian economy. Variants of the ORANI model of the Australian economy have been used extensively for policy analysis in Australia for more than two decades. ORANI-G, a generic version of ORANI, has been used to model the economies of more than 30 countries around the world. The course aims to introduce participants to the ideas and techniques of CGE modelling, and to equip them to start using, adapting or constructing CGE models for their own simulations.
Workshops, conferences and other events, WIFO, 1030 Vienna – Austria, Arsenal, Objekt 20, 12.-13.9.2019
Organised by: European Network on the Economics of the Firm
Online since: 16.05.2019 0:00
Following successful previous ENEF meetings organised in Sheffield, Rotterdam, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Cambridge, Paris, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Bologna, Madrid, Manchester, Toulouse, Turin, Pisa and Brighton, we are pleased to announce that the 16th ENEF meeting will be held in Vienna at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). The theme of this year's meeting reflects core themes of ENEF and the long-standing tradition of research on competitiveness, industrial dynamics and international trade at WIFO. The interplay between new digital technologies and value chains shapes much of the observed globalisation of production structures. Recently, the emergence of new players (especially China) and new technologies (robotisation and digitalisation) have raised questions about the implications of technological change. These concern firm strategies, employment, productivity, market concentration, and industrial dynamics in general. A wide variety of approaches and concepts are necessary to understand the complex relationship between industrial dynamics and the strategies of firms embedded in value chains. These may include the role of trade, industry characteristics, firm capabilities, institutional frameworks and policy interventions. In keeping with previous ENEF workshops, we welcome submissions from all areas of the economics of the firm, as well as relevant contributions from management, organisation science and political economy. The workshop will focus on empirical, theoretical and policy analysis of topics that include, but are not limited to: innovation and the international division of labour and tasks, off- and reshoring of production and the organisation of global value chains, productivity, superstar firms and reallocation processes, value chain strategies at the firm level, complexity, comparative advantage and firm strategies, the role of exporting and importing activities for industrial dynamics, the economics and politics of strategic investment policies, business surveys and firm behaviour over the business cycle, knowledge, diversification, and firm performance.
Workshops, conferences and other events, Haus der Europäischen Union, 1010 Wien, Wipplingerstraße 35, 9.7.2019 18:00
Organised by: Europa-Club Wien – Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 13.06.2019 0:00
Studienpräsentation "Euroscepticism and EU Cohesion Policy: The Impact of Micro-Level Policy Effectiveness on Voting Behavior" von Julia Bachtrögler und Harald Oberhofer
Jahrestagung Evolutorischer Ausschuss im Verein für Socialpolitik (Annual Meeting of the Evolutorial Committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik)
Workshops, conferences and other events, WIFO, 1030 Wien, Arsenal, Objekt 20, 4.-6.7.2019,
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 07.06.2019 0:00
Der Verein für Socialpolitik ist die Dachorganisation der Wirtschaftswissenschaften im deutschsprachigen Raum und in unterschiedlichen Fachausschüssen organisiert. Das WIFO hält derzeit den Vorsitz im Ausschuss für Evolutorische Ökonomie, der sich mit den langfristigen Bestimmungsfaktoren komplexer Wirtschaftssysteme beschäftigt. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die Interaktion heterogener einzelwirtschaftlicher Akteure sowie daraus folgende Strukturveränderungen (z. B. von Institutionen, Branchen, Technologien) als Grundlage der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung. In den öffentlichen Gastvorträgen dieser Jahrestagung spricht Jason Potts von der RMIT Universität in Melbourne zu institutionellen Aspekten der Kryptoökonomie, während Jean-Robert Tyran von der Universität Wien demokratische Prozesse unter Aspekten der neueren Verhaltensökonomie beleuchtet.
Lectures "WIFO-Extern", 5.7.2019,
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 24.06.2019 0:00
This lecture explains how experimental economics can shed new light on the functioning of "democracy". I draw on examples from my own research to illustrate advantages and problems of making collective choices through voting. The lecture discusses the role of institutions and emphasises the interplay of "rational" and "behavioural" factors.
Lectures "WIFO-Extern", 4.7.2019 16:15,
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 05.06.2019 0:00
Blockchains are a new digital technology that combines peer-to-peer network computing and cryptography to create an immutable decentralised public ledger. When the ledger records money, a blockchain is a cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. But ledger entries can record any data structure, including property titles, identity and certification, contracts, and so on. I argue that the economics of blockchains extend beyond analysis of a new general-purpose technology and its disruptive Schumpeterian consequences to the broader idea that blockchains are an institutional technology, and an instance of institutional evolution. I propose a transaction cost based model of blockchains as a three-sided market. I will explain why blockchain technology is the foundation of next generation digital economic infrastructure for global trade and commerce.
Lectures "WIFO-Extern", 12.7.2019 13:15,
Commentary: Julia Bock-Schappelwein (WIFO)
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 28.06.2019 0:00
We analyse the effects of R&D-driven automation on economic growth, education, and inequality when high-skilled workers are complements to machines and low-skilled workers are substitutes for machines. The model predicts that innovation-driven growth leads to an increasing population share of college graduates, increasing income and wealth inequality, and a declining labour share. We use the model to analyse the effects of redistribution. We show that it is difficult to improve income of low-skilled individuals as long as both technology and education are endogenous. This is true irrespective of whether redistribution is financed by progressive wage taxation or by a robot tax. Only when higher education is stationary, redistribution unambiguously benefits the poor. We show that education subsidies affect the economy differently depending on their mode of funding and that they may actually reduce education. Finally, we extend the model by fair wage concerns and show how automation could induce involuntary low-skilled unemployment.
Präsentation der WIFO-Konjunkturprognose vom Juni 2019 (Presentation of the WIFO Economic Outlook June 2019)
Press conferences, Institut für Höhere Studien, 1080 Wien, Josefstädterstraße 39, 27.6.2019 10:30
Organised by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Online since: 27.03.2019 0:00
Workshops, conferences and other events, Rome, 12.-13.6.2019,
Organised by: Cresme Ricerche Spa
Online since: 19.03.2019 0:00
WIFO's Italian Euroconstruct partner CRESME, host of the 87th Euroconstruct conference on 12-13 June 2019 kindly invites to an update on European construction market trends towards 2021. The special topic of the afternoon session is about "Investing in water and water management". A separate conference day on the topic "water" will be held on Friday, 14 June 2019 providing further in-depth analysis on the impact on environment, cities and buildings. This optional event is free of charge for all Euroconstruct conference visitors.
Workshops, conferences and other events, Dublin, 7.6.2019
Organised by: Euroframe – European Forecasting Research Association for the Macro-Economy
Online since: 20.12.2018 0:00
The Euroframe group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) held its 16th annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Dublin on 7 June 2019. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics and policy-oriented economists by providing a forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context. The 16th Conference will focus on the greater cohesion across Europe in monetary, fiscal and macroprudential policy while set against an increasingly fractured and polarised international (trade) environment. In particular, the conference will address challenges concerning monetary policy normalisation and greater policy cohesion in the fiscal and macroprudential policy areas. It will also address the implications of disruptions to trade due to Brexit and increased global tensions between the USA and China.