Modelling the effects of trade policy and the transmission mechanisms of the economic crisis on the Austrian economy

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth


The goal of this study was to take advantage of the demonstrated expertise in multi-sector multi-region modelling by the project team, while re-focusing modelling tools to highlight issues important to Austria in the context of broad changes in trade policy. wiiw proposed a model-based analysis of two sets of major regional EU trade initiatives – possible Asian and trans-Atlantic trade agreements – on the Austrian economy. wiiw also examined a third possible policy outcome – successful completion of the Doha Round. The EU and Canada have afterwards announced negotiations for a free trade agreement, and so this analysis proofed highly policy relevant.


June 2010 - December 2010

wiiw team Leader

Joseph F. Francois

wiiw Staff

Olga Pindyuk

Keywords: international trade

Countries covered: The World

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI