Research Centre International Economics (Forschungsschwerpunkt Internationale Wirtschaft, FIW)

Client/Funding Institution

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Abstract

wiiw is part of a consortium which is setting up a "Centre of Excellence on International Trade". It provides the appropriate infrastructure and assistance for a research community in international trade. Thus it can achieve a sustainable coordination among different research projects, research institutes and other activities in the broad field of economics of international trade (FIW German abbreviation). This project will also create a network of experts and asure the integration of international projects. The Centre of Excellence fulfils the following tasks: (1) to develop a research programme which assists external political decisions and activities concerning the European Union and other multinational organisations in a sustainable fashion, (2) to provides access to relevant databases in an easy and transparent way, and (3) to encourage and enhance the development of know-how with regard to foreign economic affairs in Austria. This Centre of Excellence will be an important source of information for the research community in Austria, the Austrian government with regard to foreign affairs as well as the social partnership. It collects and increases the knowledge of the given research institutes and provides it to the public in a user-friendly manner.

Duration

October 2006 - February 2016

Website

http://www.fiw.ac.at/

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Vasily Astrov, Neil Foster-McGregor, Gabor Hunya, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Johannes Pöschl, Sandor Richter, Robert Stehrer, Roman Stöllinger, Cornelia Stocker-Waldhuber, Manuela Engleitner

Project Partners

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Computing Centre for Economics and Social Sciences (WSR)

Keywords: competitiveness, foreign direct investment, international trade

Countries covered: The World, Austria

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy


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