16th FIW-Research Conference 'International Economics'

22  February 2024    9:00 am CET

Two-days annual research conference

In cooperation with:

Research Centre International Economics (FIW) 


Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna


The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for economists working in the field of ‘International Economics’ 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’.


February 22, 2024

9:00 - 9:30, Opening Remarks
Room: D4.0.022

  • Cynthia Zimmermann, Director General, EU and international market strategies, Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
  • Martin Winner, Vice-Rector, Vienna University of Economics and Business

16:30 - 18:00, Policy Panel: 'BRICS+ - Tectonic shifts in the international economic order'
Room: Foyer, EA (Executive Academy)

  • Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, Brussels School of Governance - Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy; Ambassador of the European Union (Republic of Korea; Switzerland & Liechtenstein) ret.
  • Giorgia Giovannetti, Vice President for International Relations, University of Florence
  • Christian Kesberg, Geopolitical Risk Management Project Lead, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA 
  • Manfred Schekulin, Director for Trade and Competition Policy Analyses and Strategies, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
  • Moderation: Mario Holzner, Executive Director, wiiw

February 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00, Keynote lecture: ‘Globalisation in Turbulent Times’
Room: Foyer, EA (Executive Academy)

  • Beata Javorcik, Chief-Economist at EBRD; University of Oxford

15:45 - 16:00, Award Ceremony
Room: D4.0.022
Announcement of the winners of the Best Paper Award and the Young Economist Award

  • Chair: Harald Oberhofer, FIW, WU Vienna, WIFO

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

Registration link for the conference (please register till February 20, 2024)

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  for International Studies (wiiw). FIW is supported by BMBFW and BMAW.

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