Workshop on International Economic Networks (WIEN)

07  July 2023    9:00 am CEST

Leading researchers in International Economics cover state-of-the-art research in a two days workshop (7-8 July 2023)

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Sky lounge (12th floor), Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Oskar Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Vienna


Following upon the first five editions of WIEN, the University of Vienna will again host a two-day meeting that will draw together researchers interested in international economics, global value chains and economic geography.


July 7th
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
09:10 - 10:00 Keynote #1
Marc Melitz (Harvard) “The Laffer curve for rules of origin” (with K. Head and T. Mayer)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 11:15 PhD Student Session #1
Juanma Castro-Vincenzi (Princeton) “Climate hazards and resilience in the global car industry”
Elisa Navarrai (ULB) “Under the spotlight: CSR choices and fragile supply chains” (with F. Cifarelli)
Xianlong Kong (Chicago) “Endogenous production networks with fixed costs” (with E. Dhyne, A.K. Kikkawa, M. Mogstad and F. Tintelnot)
11:15 - 11:30  Coffee break
11:30 - 12:10 Claudia Steinwender (Munich) “Omnia Juncta in UNO: Foreign powers and trademark protection in Shanghai's concession era“ (with L. Alfaro, C. Bao, M. Chen and J. Hong)
12:10 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 David Kohn (U. Católica de Chile) “International trade finance and learning dynamics“(with E. Luttini, M. Szkup, S. Zhang)
14:10 - 14:40  Coffee break
14:40 - 15:20 Eduardo Morales (Princeton) “Firm export dynamics in interdependent markets” (with A. Alfaro-Ureña, J. Casto-Vincenzi and S. Fanelli)
15:20 - 15:50  Coffee break
15:50 - 16:30 Federico HUNEEUS (Central Bank of Chile) "Earnings inequality in production networks” (with K. Kroft and K. Lim)

July 8th
09:10 - 10:00  Keynote #2
Swati Dhingra (LSE) “New dawn fades: trade, labour and the Brexit exchange rate
depreciation”  (with R. Costa and S. Machin)
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 11:15 PhD Student Session #2
Manon François (PSE) “Tax avoidance and the complexity of multinational enterprises”(with V. Vicard)
Linnea Lorentzen (BI Norwegian Business School) “Domino effects: Understanding sectoral reallocation and its wage implications”
Jonas Casper (Munich) “Export-Induced Spatial Divergence” (with L. Li)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00 Hanwei HUANG (City U Hong Kong) “Firm heterogeneity and imperfect competition in global production networks” (with K. Manova, O. Perelló and F. Pisch)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 Gaurav Khanna (UCSC) “Production networks and firm-level elasticities of substitution” (with B. Cevallos Fujiy and Devaki Ghose)
14:10 - 14:40  Coffee break
14:40 - 15:20 Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Cornell) “Endogenous production networks under supply chain uncertainty” (with A Kopytov, B. Mishra, K. Nimark,)
15:20 - 15:50  Coffee break
15:50 - 16:30 Nuriye Melisa Bilgin (Bocconi) “Endogenous production networks and supply chain disruptions”

Organizers: Pol Antràs (Harvard), Alejandro Cuñat (University of Vienna), and Kalina Manova (UCL)


We kindly ask you to register. Participation is free of charge.

The workshop is generously supported by the Heinrich Graph Hardegg’sche Stiftung, FIW, University of Vienna, VGSE, wiiw, and the European Research Council under the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (grant agreement 724880).